Digital and Print Curriculum: Unique units bridge history and current issues.
The Ukraine Crisis
In this free Teaching with the News lesson, students explore the current situation in Ukraine and its historical origins; analyze political cartoons; identify the techniques used by cartoonists to express political opinion; and monitor the crisis and consider international responses.
The U.S. Role in a Changing World
In the ninth edition of this popular curriculum unit, students identify global issues, assess national priorities, and decide for themselves the role the United States should play in the world. This edition of the unit includes three new lesson plans and many other updates and additions.
The Russian Revolution
The second edition of this unit is a must-have overhaul and replacement for first edition of this popular unit. Students explore the events leading up to Lenin and the Bolsheviks' assumption of power; the political and economic conditions that led to the fall of the Tsar; and the competing political ideologies in revolutionary-era Russia.
Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis
In this lesson, students examine maps, data, and broader trends in the global refugee crisis, and then explore the stories and experiences of individuals. Ultimately, students consider the U.S. and international response to the crisis. This was our top Teaching with the News lesson of 2021 and was recently updated with new data and information. Check it out!
Video Series with Deborah Hurley
What is cybersecurity? What is cyberwarfare? What are the potential effects of cyberwarfare? What is the history of information technology privacy laws? Science and technology expert Deborah Hurley answers these questions and more in a new series of eight short free videos.
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