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TOPIC: DISTRACTED DRIVING

Welcome to CLP’s Current Events: Distracted Driving. Driving while eating, texting, tweeting, even talking. They can all be considered distracted driving and against the law. Oregon, like many other states, passed a distracted driving law; it went into effect this month. What is in the law, who does it protect, will it accomplish what is […]

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TOPIC: THE PLIGHT OF PUERTO RICO

Welcome to CLP’s Current Events: The Plight of Puerto Rico. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this week’s News Sources have more than 9,000 words. See the pictures and graphics that launch this week’s discussion on the plight of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Brought to teachers by Susie Marcus, […]

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TOPIC: REFUGEES IN CRISIS: THE ROHINGYA – October 3, 2017

CLP Current Events take classrooms across the globe to the coastal region known as Rakhine in southwestern Myanmar. There the Rohingya, a minority Muslim people in majority Buddhist Myanmar, are fleeing for their lives to adjacent Bangladesh, India and other countries in East Asia. CLP suggests beginning with Background and More where excellent articles about […]

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TOPIC: TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET – September 26, 2017

Twitter. It is everywhere. It helped save people after the storms, and it has created a few storms of its own. Check out this week’s CLP Current Event Twitter: To Tweet or Not to Tweet and learn more. In addition to current news articles and stimulating and provocative prompts, you will find connections to the […]

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TOPIC: WHEN DISASTER STRIKES – September 12, 2017

Welcome back to school and to Week 1 of CLP’s weekly current event for teachers! When disaster strikes, we look for help. This CLP Current Event highlights the incredible work of government and FEMA, first responders, non-government organizations and volunteers. “Look for the helpers,” said Fred Rogers. “You will always find people who are helping.” We are reminded […]

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Twitter: September 11, 2017

CLP CURRENT EVENTS: September 11, 2017 brought to teachers by Susie Marcus, CLP consultant, with CLP staff. Click here for goals and the philosophy behind our current events. Welcome back to school and to Week 1 of CLP’s weekly current event for teachers! TOPIC: Twitter: To Tweet or Not to Tweet twit·ter verb 1. (of a bird) […]

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Law Camp Students Put Their Skills On Trial

Thirteen students from Ms. Valerie Turner’s social studies class at Beaumont Middle School spent last week learning how the American court system works. These students took part in Law Camp, a partnership between Classroom Law Project  and Lewis & Clark Law School. The immersive experience gives them practical experience in what it’s like to be […]

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We the People/Project Citizen Days at the Capitol

The Oregon State Capitol was the place to be for more than 200 middle school students last month. It was Classroom Law Project’s annual We the People and Project Citizen Days. For the first time ever, students’ Project Citizen portfolios were on display in Governor Brown’s beautiful ceremonial office. May 25 was We the People […]

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Employment Opportunity

Classroom Law Project is looking for a SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER Join Team CLP Tired of today’s political discourse? You can make a difference at Classroom Law Project. CLP is looking for a top-notch individual to join our team now! Classroom Law Project is a non-profit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers, and civic leaders building strong communities […]

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Grant High School Takes Second in National We the People Competition

Every year, hard-working teams of high school students gather in the nation’s capital to demonstrate their knowledge of the complex workings of our Constitution and democracy. On April 24, the Grant High School Generals placed second in the prestigious competition, coming in behind the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies from […]

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