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Current Events Teacher Checklist PDF Workbook

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Current Events Teacher Checklist PDF Workbook

Download a printable PDF workbook of our teacher checklist for preparing to teach current events to middle and high school students. We include recommended news sources, key questions to ask as yourself as you plan, and strategies for navigating emotionally difficult or complex topics.

This resource was updated in 2020 with additional strategies and tips to support remote learning. 

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