Track this CLP Current Event from peaceful protests, to declarations made and renounced, to jail and bail, and more. This is a complicated world event! If you can read just three things, CLP recommends starting with an overview in BBC’s Catalonia Crisis in 300 Words (News Sources), then learning about the colorful, embattled leaders in […]
We know you can Google the news. And we know you know how to make connections between current events and what you are teaching. But wouldn’t it be nice if another teacher did the homework for you?
Another teacher has. Retired teacher and CLP consultant Susie Marcus along with CLP staff are doing the work for you.
Susie and Barbara connect the Constitution, government, and principles of democracy to a recent news events. Insightful prompts, connections to standards and more keep teachers returning to this resource.
Here are some of the reasons teachers rely on CLP Current Events week after week:
- Reliable source for appropriate current events to use in class. Ever suffer through student-selected stories of little Fluffy or, worse, the felon next door? Suffer no longer; appropriateness is no longer a worry.
- Balanced reporting with a story that has been vetted. Leaving the selecting to Susie and CLP assures that you will get a story that looks at multiple views or offers additional sources to learn more.
- Interesting stories with Constitutional connections. Being interesting or entertaining is not enough. That is why we include connections to the Constitution and other government and civics principles so that you get the most of precious instructional time.
- Regular, weekly appearance. Since you can rely upon teacher-vetted current events landing in your inbox every week, you are free to do other things. Consider it CLP’s gift of time for you.
- Connections to the Constitution, state standards, and We the People* text. Check, check, check. All three every week. You can depend on it.
*We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Level 3, 4th Ed., 2016, and Level 2, 2017, Center for Civic Education.
|We at Classroom Law Project want educators to know that, when framing weekly current events for you and your students, we carefully consider all news sources with the expectation that, taken together, teachers will have well thought out articles that advance multiple viewpoints. We also aim to offer a positive perspective – an important lens given the world in which we live and how we want our students to learn.|