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

Darby Kennedy, MA
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(116)
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

Class Experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Students will learn critical thinking and media analysis skills.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
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. 

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This class is in high demand! 1 time has sold out.
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Meet the teacher

Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(116)
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... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(56)
Completed by 557 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
1-14 learners per class

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