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Every school day (except holidays) we offer 2 lessons, often at different reading levels. Articles are selected from various major news sources (we don't write 'em, folks!) to encourage debate and critical thinking. Sometimes they might push buttons or present uncomfortable or unpopular stances. We think students need to see, read, process, debate, and think critically about these issues. Selection of an article doesn't imply izzit.org agreement with the article or its perspective.

The questions are a critical part of the lesson. Without those, there is no lesson – only an article, and you could find that on your own!

Articles & Discussion Questions can be printed from the page. Articles are posted for one week due to copyright issues. After that, it's archived with the questions and a link to the original source of the article.

PLEASE NOTE: Lessons are archived for one year from posting date. If you might want to use a lesson in the future, we recommend you print it or otherwise save it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022

If mosquitoes vanished, would we miss them? Vampire spiders might

From: Science News Explores

Readability Score: 7.6

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Here’s why ducklings swim in a row behind mom

From: Science News For Students

Readability Score: 5.0