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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Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course 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
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Do you wish you understood the backstory to today’s headlines? Then this is the class for you! Each week, we will consider different news events, taken from media sources like The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, Foreign Policy, Reuters, the Associated Press, and others. After an overview of the events, we will discuss the bigger picture. What, historically, may have led to the event? Are there additional diplomatic, social, economic, or political aspects to the event? What are possible...
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
Connecting the past and present, meaningfully.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
74 total reviews
32 completed classes
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...