Drug Policy

America is in the grips of a nationwide opioid epidemic. In this lesson, students think critically about the opioid crisis, its origins, and potential solutions.   

Two readings and discussion questions help students weigh arguments for and against marijuana legalization and consider whether marijuana laws are enforced in a racially discriminatory way.  

Massive student-led protests have erupted in Mexico against government corruption and the state‚Äôs failure to protect its citizens from widespread gang violence. In this lesson, students learn what sparked the protests and discuss the wider issues behind them.