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This index lists the title, publication, and publication date for past articles posted to, along with the full text of the accompanying discussion questions. Due to copyright restrictions, we do not archive articles on In most cases it is possible to retrieve articles by doing a web search for the title of the article. Please email if you need assistance.

Please Note: Current Events lessons are archived for ONE YEAR. A year after posting, the article link and questions will be automatically DELETED from our archive. If you like a lesson and want to use it again in the future, SAVE it to your computer, or print it. Post Date Article Title Publisher Date Published Readablility Discussion Questions
10/30/2023 Large portion of Americans doubt democracy and view violence as acceptable, poll finds 10/18/2023 12.5 View
10/30/2023 World’s oldest dog ever dies in Portugal, aged 31 AP News 10/23/2023 8.6 View
10/31/2023 The loneliness epidemic: Nearly 1 in 4 adults feel lonely, new survey finds 10/24/2023 13.1 View
10/31/2023 Scientists turn plastic wastes into soap Science News Explores 10/17/2023 6.8 View
11/1/2023 The US Community that Banned Cars The Guardian 10/11/2023 13.3 View
11/1/2023 Cockatoos can tell when they need more than one tool to swipe a snack Science News 2/10/2023 9.5 View
11/2/2023 Oregon Board of Education suspends graduation test requirements, citing harm to students of color The Oregonian 10/22/2023 15.0 View
11/2/2023 It's the World's New Superfood-- but it has no taste The Wall Street Journal 10/20/2023 10.0 View
11/3/2023 Texas gets major win in battle to secure border despite Biden admin's attempts to stop it Fox News 10/30/2023 18.6 View
11/3/2023 He developed a cancer-fighting soap—while in middle school The Washington Post 10/25/2023 10.3 View
11/6/2023 Why people may take risks on bright, sunny days 10/28/2023 10.4 View
11/6/2023 Can public officials block you on social media? It's up to the Supreme Court NPR 10/31/2023 9.2 View
11/7/2023 Why it's so expensive to be single in the U.S. CNBC 10/28/2023 10.3 View
11/7/2023 Doctors found a snake parasite in a woman’s brain — still alive Science News Explores 10/31/2023 6.6 View