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Current Events in Context: Understanding the Big Picture of Today's Headlines

In this ongoing class, students will learn each week about news from around the world by investigating the historical, economic, political, and social context of the events. #academic
Darby Kennedy, MA
111 total reviews for this teacher
53 reviews for this class
Completed by 530 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn critical thinking and media analysis skills.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
In this class, we will discuss a wide variety of current news events. The very nature of current news topics may, on occasion, lead us to discuss difficult topics like war, climate change, migration and refugees, religious or ethnic persecution, LGBTQ+ issues, etc. 


Darby Kennedy, MA
Lives in the United States
Connecting the past and present, meaningfully.
111 total reviews
39 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am a longtime teacher and a lifelong learner. I am passionate about helping middle and high school students find meaningful connections within the social studies. I strongly believe that learning happens more easily when students see how... 
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