CLP Current Events Archive

TOPIC: PERSON OF THE YEAR 2017 (TIME MAGAZINE)

CLP Current Events examines Time magazine’s selection of its Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers. Who are they and how did they change the course of the news over the past year? Who were Time’s runner-ups? Explore the materials and find the Oregon connection. Brought to teachers by Susie Marcus, CLP consultant, with CLP […]

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TOPIC: #METOO BRINGS SEXUAL HARASSMENT OUT FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Sexual harassment: it’s a topic that cannot be ignored. With reports from Congress to the entertainment industry to the workplace and beyond, it’s a concern that has emerged from behind closed doors. How do we talk about it with students? CLP Current Events suggests starting with Dr. Koplewicz’s How to Talk to Children About Sexual […]

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TOPIC: NIGER AND U.S. INTERESTS IN AFRICA

The deaths of four members of U.S. Special Forces in Niger on October 4, 2017, was a wake up call. Even members of Congress seemed to be caught unaware. What is happening there? This week’s CLP Current Event explores the situation in this African nation and raises questions about what’s next. Brought to teachers by Susie […]

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TOPIC: CATALONIA — INDEPENDENCE?

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 […]

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TOPIC: OPIOID CRISIS

Late last month the President declared that America’s opioid epidemic was a “U.S. Public Health Emergency.” Explore the News Sources, Background pieces, and more in this week’s CLP Current Event to learn what it means. What is the effect on pain sufferers, addicts, communities, physicians, drug companies and others? Brought to teachers by Susie Marcus, […]

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TOPIC: FIRE – EAGLE CREEK & BEYOND

The raging Eagle Creek fire in the Northwest’s beloved Columbia River Gorge brought destruction to some and difficulty to many. Last week charges were brought against a 15-year old for allegedly starting the blaze. The situation raises enormous and complicated questions: what jurisdiction controls (federal or state, juvenile or adult), whether climate change and other […]

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TOPIC: NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Check out this week’s CLP Current Event to learn how ICAN went from a “scrappy coalition of groups from around the world” to Nobel Peace Prize winner. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) successfully moved the United Nations to adopt a treaty banning nuclear weapons. On July 7, 2017, an impressive 122 countries endorsed […]

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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: CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP DAY and PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION – 09/14/17

Welcome to an early edition of Classroom Law Project’s weekly current event resource for teachers! We prepared the CLP Current Event, Constitution Day with Emphasis on the Preamble, early so teachers have extra time. Find resources for a great day in the classroom on Constitution Day, September 17! Brought to teachers by Susie Marcus, CLP […]

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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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The Fifth Amendment: June 6, 2017

The Fifth Amendment  No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any […]

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Current Events 2012-2017

Current events from previous years are organized by category. Click on the hyperlinked current event titles below to download the document.  Since the following documents are less current than they were upon release, some of the website links may not work.  You can often find archived articles by searching the referenced website for the article title. 2016-2017 […]

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