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Nov 21, 2022

The shooting in Colorado Springs is on the minds of many young people - and adults. How can we create space for students to reflect on such upsetting news? 

Nov 16, 2022

Lessons to explore gratitude and American history surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.  

Nov 10, 2022

Students share holiday traditions and experiences, and acknowledge the range of emotions that accompany the season.

Nov 01, 2022

Students discuss evidence that meat production contributes to climate change, explore efforts to make food systems more sustainable, and share their own consumption choices.

Oct 20, 2022

Students learn about the demonstrations that have spread across Iran demanding women's rights and discuss how they relate to what is happening in other parts of the world

Oct 12, 2022

An unusual hurricane season opens up an exploration of the climate crisis and steps toward climate justice. 

Oct 02, 2022

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by uplifting - and making a gallery of - all things Hispanic in our lives.

Sep 20, 2022

Educators learn about the neuroscience of storytelling and experience for themselves a storytelling activity they can use with students. The activity is the first session in our

Sep 18, 2022

Air travel is becoming one of the worst contributors to climate change. In this activity, students read about and discuss the impact of air travel on the climate crisis and what we

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Jan 10, 2023

Students explore new angles on the life and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr., and consider their own responses and (re)commitments to justice. 

Dec 19, 2022

Mindfulness practices can help both students and adults stay grounded and connected. This guided visualization activity is one way to bring the benefits of mindfulness to your

Dec 17, 2022

Studies show that isolation and sadness among young people have increased since the pandemic. Students explore ways to address this problem as a society. 

Dec 06, 2022

A collection of TeachableMoment activities for exploring holiday feelings, finding joy, and more.

Dec 02, 2022

The gap between rich and poor is still growing. Students examine the evidence, and consider what young people, and others, are doing to raise wages and close the gap.

Nov 22, 2022

In a healing circle, students share their responses to the attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.