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SEL & RP

SEL & RP

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

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Classroom activities to engage students in learning about and discussing issues in the news

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SEL & RP
Social & Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices
Current Issues
Current Issues
Tips and Ideas
Tips & Ideas

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Feb 25, 2022

The attack on Ukraine is on the minds of many young people - and adults. Here, we share some resources for discussing upsetting issues in the news. 

Feb 23, 2022

Students consider the ongoing problem of student loan debt and how grassroots activism has elevated this issue in American politics. 

Feb 11, 2022

Making time for students to do a bit of crafting can provide joy and comfort - and brighten up your classroom.

Feb 01, 2022

A selection of activities, in honor of Respect for All Week, to help you and your class appreciate each other, promote respect, and stop oppressive behavior.

Jan 29, 2022

Legislators in 19 states have passed laws that weaken a pillar of democracy: the right to vote. Students examine this legislation and efforts by grassroots groups to protect and

Jan 26, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, consider these lessons on everything from the story of Black farmers to the history of voter suppression.

Jan 05, 2022

Students learn about and reflect on the life and values of the activist and thinker Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died on December 26, 2021. 

Jan 03, 2022

U.S. workers are rethinking their relationship to work in the Covid era. Students explore why many Americans are quitting their jobs, or striking for better pay and more respect.

Dec 31, 2021

A collection of ideas and links for teaching on the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

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Apr 18, 2022

Honor the planet by engaging students in our lessons on the environment and climate.

Apr 16, 2022

Students learn about the history and impact of Title IX and discuss the continuing struggle for gender equity in sports.

Mar 13, 2022

Students discuss the historic Sandy Hook Families vs. Remington Arms lawsuit and its argument that the company marketed violence to vulnerable young men.

Mar 04, 2022

Judge Jackson may become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Students explore the confirmation process, Jackson's background, and diversity on the court.

Mar 04, 2022

Looking for engaging activities on amazing women and their movements? Here’s our collection!  

Feb 27, 2022

Students reflect on global headlines about the invasion and the response to it, then hear and discuss the voices of Ukrainians.