Lesson Collections

March 6, 2018
  Lessons on Women's History & Activism   Intersectionality: What Is It? How Can It Help Us? Students learn about the term "intersectionality," and consider what role it played in the 2017 and…
February 7, 2017
Looking for engaging activities for Black History Month? Here's a selection of relevant Teachable Moment lessons. Most are appropriate for high school students, and in some cases middle school…
April 22, 2015
See our Earth Day lesson collection here!   
December 15, 2014
  Only rarely does a teachable moment come along that is as powerful as the one we're in right now. Ever since the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, teachers have been encouraging their…
November 25, 2014
Your students may find it helpful to share their thoughts and feelings about the news from Ferguson, Missouri.  This kind of sharing is often a useful way to begin a deeper exploration of difficult…
April 16, 2013
  If you're planning to discuss issues related to the Boston Marathon attack n April 15 in your classroom, consider our guidelines for talking with children about sensitive issues. Five Tips for…
April 10, 2013
Planning an Earth Day teach-in in your classroom? See our collection of Earth Day lessons, including: Climate Change: A Call to Action (high school) Scientists are getting more specific about the…
March 13, 2013
Let's Talk About Testing by Jinnie Spiegler Middle School, High School In this interactive lesson, students explore opposing views on the high-stakes testing debate, think about their own views and…
January 29, 2013
Respect for All Week During Respect for All (RfA) week, students in schools across New York City will participate in programs and activities that teach them to value diversity and respect one…