From Headline to Homework: Teaching Current Events


Libby Otto


Jinnie Spiegler


Are discussions about #MeToo making their way into your classroom? Do you want to raise news topics like the Muslim ban, immigration and “taking a knee,” but are not sure how? Young people hear about controversial issues in the news constantly; they want and should be part of the conversation. Using ADL’s anti-bias framework, interactive strategies and curriculum content about current events, gain confidence and skills to turn “teachable moments” into enriching classroom conversations.

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Format: Campfire
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding