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These lessons are updated daily throughout the school year and are designed for middle and high school students. Each lesson includes a news article and discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions, and stimulate class discussion. In an attempt to offer variety, the two daily articles often are of different lengths and reading levels and occasionally offer different perspectives on an issue or event.

Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week.

Friday, September 23, 2016          

Report: U.S. Government Inaction Is Hampering Economic Growth

From: Chicago Tribune
Readability Score: 13.0
Thursday, September 22, 2016          

Patient Diplomacy And A Reluctance To Act: Obama’s Mark On Foreign Policy

From: NPR
Readability Score: 10.6
Wednesday, September 21, 2016          

Meet the Parents Who Won’t Let Their Children Study Literature

From: Washington Post
Readability Score: 14.0
Tuesday, September 20, 2016          

Mosquitoes Are Deadly, So Why Not Kill Them All?

From: Wall Street Journal
Readability Score: 12.3
Monday, September 19, 2016          

Obese Patients and Smokers Banned from Routine Surgery in NHS

From: Telegraph (UK)
Readability Score: 14.5
Friday, September 23, 2016

Change.org Petition Wants In-N-Out to Serve a Veggie Burger

From: Forbes
Readability Score: 8.6
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Couple Overhears Racist Comments at Restaurant, Pays for Their Tea

From: WHIO
Readability Score: 8.6
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NFL Commissioner to Reluctant Football Parents: We’re Making the Game Safer

From: Today
Readability Score: 8.9
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What Schools Teach Kids About Money Is Scary

From: USA Today
Readability Score: 8.5
Monday, September 19, 2016

Elderly Little Village Ice Cream Vendor Inspires Fundraising Campaign

From: ABC News
Readability Score: 8.5
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