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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Global Warming Webquest - Group Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this global warming worksheet, students, working in groups, answer 11 discussion questions involving global warming, climate, greenhouse effects and ecosystems.
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Writing Exercises: Conflicts and Change in the Middle East, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
A lot has been going on in the Middle East the past 20 years. Your class can read and then write to describe the US and Soviet involvement in the Iran-Iraq War, how Islamic fundamentalism impacts world politics, and Egypt's role in the...
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How Might Global Warming Affect Your Community?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What effects will global warming have on your community? This last installment of a six-part series focuses on the effects that global warming may have on a community. Brainstorming and discussion allow groups to independently develop...
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Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming: What is the Evidence?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
China, the United States, Russia, India, and Japan each emit more than billion tons of carbon dioxide very year. The first installment in a series of five lessons investigates a myriad of data to relate carbon dioxide levels and global...
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El Niño and Global Warming

For Students 7th - 12th
Investigate the relationship between global warming and El Nino. The first installment of a four-part series on weather and climate looks at how El Nino occurs and the climate effects of El Nino events. A PowerPoint presentation and...
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13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With so much information floating around about global warming, how can we tell what's really going on? Examine the evidence through a video from Veritasium to sift through everything we hear. The narrator presents convincing data when...
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Let's Discuss Current Events

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Investigate articles from the daily news and share opinions with classmates. Using current events, learners view a news program without sound and predict what news is being discussed by analyzing the visuals. Then they read news articles...
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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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Lesson Plan: Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of global warming. In this climate change lesson, students explore the provided links to PBS NOW sources and research the greenhouse effect and the effects of global warming. Students support their stances on...
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Global Warming?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine global warming. In this global warming lesson plan, students identify greenhouse gases and the role humans play in their production.
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Writing Exercises: Conflicts and Change in the Middle East, #1

For Students 9th - 11th
The postwar Jewish migration to Israel, the difficulties achieving peace in the Middle East, and the role the Middle East plays in global economics are the questions your clever class can answer. They'll show what they know as they...
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Exercise in Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, differ in how they view the role of individual freedoms within society, the definition of morality, and the importance of politically satisfying the greater good? Here...
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What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The distinction between Shiite and Sunni Muslims is an often misunderstood concept, yet very important for its implications in global affairs and for a more comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam.
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Food, the Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As the world population increases, demands on the carbon cycle also increase. A well-designed lesson first explores the greenhouse effect and its impact on global warming. Further sections have pupils study the effect of greenhouse gases...
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Global Warming - Effects on the Environment

For Students 9th - 12th
Is Earth becoming too hot to handle? The third installment in a series of eight videos about global warming and the carbon cycle describes the changes to Earth's natural balance as a result of rising average temperatures. Young...
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Global Warming: Facts and Our Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the United Nations, climate change affects every country on the planet. This research project encourages scholars to explore the factors that affect climate change from different perspectives: climate scientist, policy...
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Global Warming: How Humans are Affecting Our Planet

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Earth's temperatures are slowly rising as a result of increased greenhouse gases being trapped. Humans contribute to this effect by burning quite a bit of fossil fuels. The danger of sea levels rising is a real threat that we need to...
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Global Warming Information at the Mount

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this online interactive science worksheet, learners answer 4 science questions with multiple choice answers regarding global warming. Students fill in the answer online to one question about temperature.
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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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Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Carbon is all around us, as shown in this cartoon animation. The carbon cycle is portrayed simply and accurately with fun cartoon plants and animals. Use this video in an elementary or junior high class to facilitate your learners'...
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It's Getting Hot in Here

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Discover the environmental and economic impact of global warming. After reading an article, emerging environmentalists identify how different countries are responding to the Kyoto Protocol. They research emission laws and write a news...
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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
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How Do Teenagers Get a "Voice"?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do teenagers have any "voice" in politics? Your class can research and discuss current issues. Afterward, individuals can decide how they feel about an issue and make a case either for or against it. They can then attempt to persuade the...
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Global Warming: Introduction to Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students gather information about global warming and climate changes in preparation for future lessons on the Greenhouse Effect.

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