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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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016          

Young Girl Sobs and Scolds Charlotte City Council

From: USA Today
Readability Score: 11.2
Wednesday, September 28, 2016          

Obama Vetoes Bill To Allow Sept. 11 Victims To Sue Saudi Government

From: NPR
Readability Score: 10.0
Tuesday, September 27, 2016          

For Refugees in Lebanon, Cash Instead of Camps

From: New York Times
Readability Score: 10.8
Monday, September 26, 2016          

Governor Brown Signs Sweeping Legislation to Combat Climate Change

From: Los Angeles Times
Readability Score: 12.5
Friday, September 23, 2016          

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

From: Chicago Tribune
Readability Score: 13.0
Thursday, September 29, 2016

9-Year-Old Abstract Painter Opens Solo Show in Famed Russian Museum

From: ABC News
Readability Score: 7.6
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Superintendent Says Former Worker’s ‘Lunch Shaming’ Story Is False

From: CBS News Local
Readability Score: 8.3
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

One Woman’s Lonely Struggle Against Famine in Yemen

From: BBC
Readability Score: 8.9
Monday, September 26, 2016

New Jersey Dad’s Heartbreaking School Photo Highlights Son’s Loneliness

From: ABC News
Readability Score: 8.6
Friday, September 23, 2016

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

From: Forbes
Readability Score: 8.6
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