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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Joseph Wilson Accuses the President
9th - 12th
Get a fun discussion going with this current events instructional activity, which has scholars analyzing 2 political cartoons about an incident in 2009, when Congressman Joseph Wilson accused President Barack Obama of lying during a...
Debating Controversial Issues: Integrating Science and Current Events
9th - 12th
In order to give young scientists experience with critical thinking skills, introduce them to a current controversy and prepare them to debate. Choose a topic, such as genetically modified organisms, and assign groups to represent...
Writing Exercises: Conflicts and Change in the Middle East, #2
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...
Cartoons for the Classrooms: Wall Street Financial Meltdown
9th - 12th
Combine two current events (2008) in one political cartoon. This handout examines the Large Hadron Collider, a scientific invention that caused a sudden fear of black holes, and the financial meltdown on Wall Street. Background...
An Attack on Syria- What Would You Do?
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Has United States military intervention in the conflicts of other countries always been warranted? After reviewing a brief background on contemporary US conflicts and reading articles describing the civil war in Syria, your learners...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Sarcasm, Irony, and Satire
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Satire, sarcasm, or irony? Editorial cartoons have long been the tool artists use to express their opinions about politics and politicians. Kevin "Kai" Kallaugher's four-panel cartoon offers readers an opportunity to examine how he uses...