Discussing Current Events in the Classroom

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Last updated: Mar 29, 2023


It's every teacher's duty to help prepare their students for the world beyond school, and discussing current events can be an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the world and express themselves. This lesson will explore strategies for starting thoughtful, respectful discussions that support all students.

CEU Credits

Enrolled users will earn 0.2 continuing education units (CEUs) upon completing the course.


  1. Learners will be able to identify challenges to and supports for discussions.
  2. Learners will be able to model best practices to support students’ emotional health.
  3. Learners will be able to explain the importance of multiple means of access and student choice in the classroom.
  4. Learners will be able to identify necessary and valuable background information to support discussions.

Additional Info

Prerequisite Skills

The ability to manage time and work independently on a course, the ability to read content at an eighth-grade level in a digital format (or accessibility tools to assist, like screenreader software).

Course Grading Policy

In order to receive CEU credit for this course you must earn a score of 80% or higher on any quizzes.

Technical Equipment and Skills

  • Equipment: a computer, tablet, or smart phone, access to the internet, headphones (optional)
  • Skills: the ability to navigate a course within a web browser

Accessibility and Support

This course has been designed to be accessible for all users. It is accessible on both computers and mobile devices like tablets and phones. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us.


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