Comic books have had a long history of tackling social issues. Teacher Tim Smyth says comic books and graphic novels are powerful vehicles to engage students in both history and current events.
By Todd Beard
I wanted to believe in the science and social studies that I teach my students -- that Flint's water had been tested by scientists and there is a system of checks and balances that makes our public systems work, right?…
By Wendy Pearlman
Professor Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University describes her experiences teaching refugee children. Despite the trauma caused by a conflict that has claimed more than 200,000 lives and created 4.39 million Syrians refugees abroad, the students demonstrated resilience and a hunger…
A Human Rights Watch study states about 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not in school because of such obstacles including language barriers, economic hardship and social integration. Ola Said, a Syrian refugee teacher who lives along the Syrian-Turkish…
By Eric Strommer
Even though the water crisis is beyond all reason and should have never come to pass, our students and families are finding ways to get through.
By Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson teaches social studies at Manchester High School West in New Hampshire and reflects on the current primary season and his students, who like much of the adult electorate, show a mixed interest in politics.
By Anne La Pietra
Anne La Pietra teaches government at Urbandale High School in Iowa and discusses what it's like to go "first," how Donald Trump has made her students more politically-engaged than ever before.
By Michael Wilkinson
For 29 years, fifth-grade teacher Michael Wilkinson has used space exploration to teach his students about math, science and the power of imagination. He shares his memories of the Challenger space shuttle disaster and why he never gave up on…
More than 60 schools in Detroit closed earlier this week after teachers called in sick in protest of rodent and mold problems.
By Lauralee Moss
Hoping to strike a work-life balance, Lauralee Moss is raising three children and writing curriculum as a "store-owner" at TeachersPayTeachers, a website that allows teachers to sell classroom materials and lesson plans to other teachers.
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