Current Events in Context: Understanding the Big Picture of Today's Headlines
Darby Kennedy, MA
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
US Grade 9 - 12
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 each event, we will discuss the bigger picture. We look at maps, graphs, and charts. We ask questions like what may have led to the event? Are there additional diplomatic, social, economic, or...
Students will learn critical thinking and media analysis skills.
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.
This class is in high demand! 1 time has sold out.
Meet the teacher
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...
1x per week
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Completed by 557 learners
Live video meetings
1-14 learners per class
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