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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.

Monday, October 23, 2017          

Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom?

From: NY Times
Readability Score: 13.2
Friday, October 20, 2017          

School District Pulls ’To Kill A Mockingbird’ from 8th-grade Lesson Plan

From: Clarion-Ledger
Readability Score: 10.5
Thursday, October 19, 2017          

For Some Kids, Bullying May Not Leave Lasting Mental Scars

From: Reuters
Readability Score: 14.8
Wednesday, October 18, 2017          

Why Chicago’s Soda Tax Fizzled

From: Washington Post
Readability Score: 12.3
Tuesday, October 17, 2017          

In Targeting Political Groups, I.R.S. Crossed Party Lines

From: New York Times
Readability Score: 9.4
Monday, October 23, 2017

New Jersey Teacher Tells Students: Speak ’American’

From: MSN (NBC)
Readability Score: 7.6
Friday, October 20, 2017

Mississippi school district pulls To Kill A Mockingbird for making people uncomfortable

From: CBS News
Readability Score: 8.5
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Charlotte Home Sparks Debate over Halloween Decorations

From: WBTV (Charlotte)
Readability Score: 6.7
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Debating Denmark’s Fat Tax

From: econlife
Readability Score: 7.0
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Supreme Court Expected to Hear Water Wars Case in Current Term

From: WDUN
Readability Score: 8.4
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