Social Studies

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

In this ongoing class, students will learn each week about a current news event by investigating the historical, economic, political, and social context of the event.
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Completed by 327 learners

60 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

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Next on Wed May 25

Meets Once per week
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Next on Fri May 27

Meets Once per week
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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Next on Mon Jun 6

Meets Once per week
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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Class Experience

Students will learn critical thinking and media analysis skills.
1 hour 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.
74 total reviews
32 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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