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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Geographical Influences

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a...
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Fuel Cell Experimentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With rising oil prices and increasing concerns over global warming, the pressure is on for engineers to develop alternative sources of energy. Among the new technologies being developed are hydrogen fuel cells, which young scientists...
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Introduction to Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you define a function? Application of functions to global warming and other topics help learners understand that functions are actually a part of everyday life. The lesson plan reaches beyond mathematics to include proper formation...
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How Much Data is Enough?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The next time you read a magazine or watch the news, make note of how many graphs you see because they are everywhere! Here, scholars collect, enter, and graph data using computers. The graphs are then analyzed to aid in discussion of...
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Classroom Activities for Understanding Immigration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To build an understanding of and empathy for the issues surrounding immigration, class members engage in a series of activities that ask them to research their own family's immigration history and examine current events to track refugee...
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Energy, Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Fossil fuels are the decayed remains of plant and animals that lived millions of years ago! Part two in the series of five delves into energy use and its relation to the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Through readings, analysis...
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Carbon Footprints

For Students 9th - 12th
Can one person really make a difference in the battle to reduce global warming? Absolutely! Viewers explore ideas for making less of an impact on our planet in the sixth installment of an eight-video series. Topics range from modes of...
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Permafrost Thaw Depth and Ground Cover

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The thaw depth of tundra creates a positive feedback loop with both global warming and the carbon cycle. Scholars sort photos and develop a hypothesis for ground cover and permafrost depth. Then they review the data and measurements...
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3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Awesome!—Part 3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Nuclear energy saves more lives than it harms. A powerful video explains the great things about nuclear energy and why we should increase nuclear power plants. It highlights the benefits for global warming and a new way to make nuclear...
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Mini-Lesson: Congressional Committees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How exactly do both houses of Congress come to a formal decision on an issue? Scholars research the use of congressional committees as part of the legislative process. By using current events to analyze information, they see the role...
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Why Isn't the World Covered in Poop?

For Students 6th - 12th
Here's a resource that is definitely not a waste. Viewers learn about rollers, tunnelers, and dwellers, three types of dung beetle clean-up crews and the important roles they play in preventing global warming and in indicating the health...
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The First and Last King of Haiti

For Students 6th - 12th
Henry Christophe—the first and last king of Haiti—presided over a free country, but one with forced labor laws. A video resource from TedEd profiles Christophe and situates him within the complicated context of the Haitian Revolution....
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Project Peace Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students collaboratively write a peace plan as they role play citizens of foreign countries. In this current events lesson, students take on the role of Israelis or Palestinians, research background information and current political...
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Immigration

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This 3-day immigration study draws on historical trends and current events. A worksheet accompanies initial research on one group's U.S. immigration history, giving opportunity for collaborative learning through sharing findings. Groups...
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What Did You Do?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
English learners practice using the past tense by participating in a time description activity. They identify the differences between verbs when they are used to describe current events or past events. Students answer questions using...
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How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles

For Teachers 7th - 12th
For the warm-up in this cool climate lesson, you will need to click on "Mapping" and then "US Mapping" once you arrive at NOAA's "US Climate at a Glance" page. Earth science explorers realize that 2012 was a warm winter for us. They read...

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