Classroom Resources

Ready-to-use non-partisan resources to help teachers facilitate meaningful discussions with students about current issues.

A Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Current Issues

The design of our lessons and activities connects current events to history and everyday life, helping teachers ensure that their students become informed and empowered citizens.

Ultimately our resources, allow young people to better understand various viewpoints and become better equipped to address shared challenges within their communities.



Controversial Issues in the News

Develop a greater understanding of current policy issues with two new discussions each month.

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Public Policy In-Depth

Explore multiple sides of broad policy areas and how they connect to longstanding tensions in our democracy.

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Historical Perspectives

Connect historical events to current controversial issues through primary sources, video, virtual reality, and more.

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