In this Teaching with the News lesson, students explore the human, economic, social, and political costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is an extension activity included for advanced students.
In this Teaching with the News lesson, students will explore, debate, and evaluate multiple perspectives on U.S. foreign policy regarding drones.
In this Teaching with the News lesson, students will analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Syria. They will consider the role of the U.S. public, the president, and Congress in the decision of whether to use military force. Students will work cooperatively within groups to integrate the arguments and beliefs of the options into a persuasive, coherent presentation. Finally, they will explore, debate, and evaluate multiple perspectives on U.S. policy towards Syria through a role-play activity.
In this Teaching with the News lesson students review an interactive timeline of events in Egypt over the past three years and identify core themes of recent Egyptian protest movements.
Students will hear stories from former civil rights activists, analyze what motivated students to join the movement, what their experiences were like, and consider the relevance of this history today.
In this Teaching with the News lesson, students analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Iran and recent international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.
In this lesson, students will explore the structure of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its role in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and challenges they have faced in responding to the Ebola outbreak. Students will also identify what resources are needed to bring the epidemic under control and create a poster to help the WHO get more people involved in the effort to stop the Ebola epidemic.
In this Teaching with the News lesson, students will assess the role of graffiti in political protest, use a short video to analyze the relevance of graffiti during the Egyptian revolution and articulate opinions on graffiti and censorship.
In this Teaching with the News lesson, students will collaborate with classmates to develop a group presentation, identify the lasting effects of the 2008 financial crisis on Greece, learn about the European Union and the eurozone, and brainstorm solutions for Greece and the EU.
In this lesson, students will explore the role of ISIS in the Middle East, interpret political cartoons on the U.S. response to ISIS, and monitor the news coverage of ISIS over time.
In this lesson, students will understand the significance of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its impact on the Cold War. They will also consider lessons from the missile crisis for today.
In this lesson, students will explore the human dimension of the September 11 attacks as a turning point by conducting an oral history interview.
Students consider how different societies define freedom of expression, analyze historical sources that reveal contrasting views on freedom of expression in the case of Skokie, Illinois, where a Nazi group attempted to demonstrate in the 1970s, and explore the recent free speech controversy in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
In this lesson, students will explore the constitutional basis and history of the State of the Union address. Using an interactive timeline, students will identify significant moments in twentieth century State of the Union Addresses and important historic themes. Students will then collaborate with classmates to identify likely topics for the State of the Union Address.
In this Teaching with the News lesson, students explore current issues in the Middle East and their relation to U.S. policy by interpreting political cartoons. There is an extension activity at the end of the lesson for advanced students.
In this Teaching with the News lesson, students analyze photographs of the 2014 protests in Hong Kong an explore the symbols and messages that protesters use to express their views.
This Teaching with the News lesson provides a background to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, has students analyze political cartoons, and asks them to monitor the Ukrainian crisis in the news.