Current Affairs Teacher Resources

Make history relevant and keep your class informed about important things happening in the world today. Help learners read primary and news sources with a critical eye for bias and detail, and consider possible solutions for issues facing the modern world.
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Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) in Congress” module are designed to help young historians understand the important role Americans with heritage in Asia and the Pacific Islands have played in American...
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Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 2

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
In the second unit in a series of four, fifth and sixth graders learn about the difference between weather and climate. Scholars look at historical and recent climate data, regional and global trends, to understand that climate change...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The first unit in a series of four focusing on climate change introduces fifth and sixth graders to the various systems that create the climate. They examine the natural and human causes of greenhouse gas emissions and conduct...
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Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The National Research Council’s video “Climate Change: Lines of Evidence” details the current knowledge scientists have developed about recent climate change and the causes of these changes. For this collection the video is broken into...
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Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Introduce young scientists to the fundamentals of environmental engineering with a nine-resource collection that looks at air, land, and water quality concerns. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that provides background...
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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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The Big Climate Change Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Big Climate Change Experiment begins with young scientists gaining background knowledge by watching news clips a video and examining cartoons. Next, learners view videos of witnesses who describe how climate change affects their...
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Digital Literacy Library: Community Engagement

For Teachers 6th - 12th
From Facebook's Digital Literacy Library, the 11 lessons in the "Community Engagement" module teach learners how to create a multimedia campaign to advocate for a social issue. In preparation, participants learn how to use social media,...
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The Violence in Syria

For Students 9th - 12th
Several New York Times articles were used to create informative reading material. Kids click on each of the embedded links to access a resource related to Syria and the Middle East conflict. They then answer the nine questions. Note:...
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Islamists Prepare for Egypt's Election

For Students 9th - 12th
Wether your class posts a blog response or simply answers these questions, they'll end up more informed about Egyptian politics and conflict. They read the attached article and then answer seven comprehension questions regarding Hosni...
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How Quantum Mechanics Explains Global Warming

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do quantum mechanics and global warming have to do with each other? More than you might think. Surprisingly, this video explains how it's not the energy emitted from the sun that causes the problem, but how the infrared radiation...
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Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue...
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Air Pollution: The Issue of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an outstanding 10-page lesson plan on global warming. Learners discover that there is a lot of controversy surrounding this topic in that the science behind global warming is difficult to prove. The best thing about this plan is...
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Global Warming in a Jar

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This well-organized lab activity introduces earth science pupils to the greenhouse effect. They will set up two experiments to monitor temperatures in an open jar, a closed jar, and a closed jar containing water. Ideally, you would have...
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Israel and Hamas Agree to Swap Prisoners for Soldier

For Students 9th - 12th
Put a highly topical reading assignment in your learners grasp. They examine an article discussing the trade of Israeli prisoners for a soldier. The article goes into several facets of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and a specific...
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Current Event Report

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Make sure your class spends some time paying attention to the news by asking individuals to report on a current event. Using this sheet, pupils write down the title, source, and date before composing a brief summary and a personal...
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The Iranian Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Discuss aspects of the Iranian Revolution and the Middle East Conflict. Six slides display an outline of the conflict between Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Ayatollah Khomeini, political images, and pose a question regarding the conflict.
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Global Warming

For Teachers 11th
A series of independent learning activities teaches learners about global warming as it relates to economics and industrialization. The culminating project requires them to create a multimedia presentation identifying the problems,...
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Global Warming Webquest - Policy Analyst

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science global warming activity, students, working in groups, answer 7 short answer questions regarding the policies of becoming a policy analyst in California.
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Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Teaching current events can be an amazingly-rewarding part of your teaching week. This resource presents twenty-five ways to incorporate current events into your curriculum. It offers some outstanding ideas, such as providing your...
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Social Studies Current Event Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Who, what, when, where, why, and how. This current events worksheet uses the traditional news article format and asks reviewers to record information included in a self-selected, current events article. Class members then use the...
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How Current Events Affect Us

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary and middle schoolers research a current event using various resources. They participate in a class discussion to evaluate the information they gathered on a particular event. Additionally, they discuss the concepts of common...

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