TeachableMoment Lessons



Activities to support students' social and emotional learning and restorative practices

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Current Issues
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Jun 20, 2022

Students discuss the rising cost of goods and services and consider why this is happening and what people propose to do about it.

Jun 08, 2022

Students learn about three activists who are credited with starting the Stonewall Rebellion that launched the modern LGBTQ+ liberation movement.

Jun 05, 2022

Through readings, circle gatherings, and resources, students explore the history of Juneteenth and share their thoughts about community, liberation, and celebration. 

May 25, 2022

We offer guidelines and activities for discussing upsetting events and for supporting students in their aftermath. 


May 24, 2022

This simple process will enable your class to create a song expressing their feelings about the climate crisis - or other issues on their minds. 

May 20, 2022

Young people led the way in historic union victories at Amazon and Starbucks. Is labor making a comeback? 

May 10, 2022

Collected lessons and resources for increasing knowledge and awareness during AAPI month - or any time. 

May 09, 2022

May is AAPI Heritage Month. These maps, definitions, and links to additional resources provide an introduction to the AAPI community and AAPI issues. 

May 05, 2022

Students listen to and reflect on a range of voices about the leaked Supreme Court draft ruling that would reverse Roe v. Wade. 

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Sep 06, 2022

If you're looking to honor Labor Day and working people in your classroom, consider these lessons from our collection. 

Sep 01, 2022

How should educators acknowledge the anniversary of September 11th and educate students about the events of that day and their impact? 

Aug 09, 2022

This lesson for middle and high school students is intended to offer joy and inspiration, and the opportunity to be in community with peers. 

Jul 25, 2022

After a spate of school shootings in the U.S., students examine the evidence and consider: What works to reduce gun violence in schools?

Jul 07, 2022

Students use signs from the protests following the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs ruling as a taking off place for discussion and dialogue on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Jun 24, 2022

This activity gives young people or adults an opportunity to share deeply about what they are grieving, how they are healing, and what support they need.