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Lessons are updated daily most school days. We use articles from various major news sources, identify vocabulary words and create discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions and stimulate class discussion. Selection of an article does not imply izzit.org agreement with the article or its perspective.

Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week. It is then archived. The archive is purged at the end of each school year.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018          

Teacher Put On Leave for Questioning School Walkout

From: The New York Post
Readability Score: 12.0
Tuesday, March 20, 2018          

Astronaut’s DNA no longer matches that of his identical twin, NASA finds

From: CNN
Readability Score: 13.8
Monday, March 19, 2018          

Here’s Why Environmentalists Are Cheering The Latest Burger At Sonic Drive-In

From: NPR
Readability Score: 10.0
Friday, March 16, 2018          

Florida lawmakers vote to arm teachers despite Parkland’s objections

From: Newsweek
Readability Score: 10.5
Thursday, March 15, 2018          

Amid little scrutiny, U S military ramps up in Afghanistan

From: The Spokesman Review (AP)
Readability Score: 9.8
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Toilet Paper Shortage

From: econlife
Readability Score: 7.6
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gainesville, Hall students hold walkouts encouraging solutions to gun violence

From: The Gainesville Times
Readability Score: 9.9
Monday, March 19, 2018

Video current events: Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

From: BBC
Readability Score: 9.6
Friday, March 16, 2018

New York City stops sewage train to Alabama after residents complain

From: Fox News.com
Readability Score: 8.9
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Park dedicated to Harriet Tubman replaces Confederate statue

From: ABC News (WMAR Baltimore)
Readability Score: 9.2
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