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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
6/14/2024 Massachusetts teacher on leave after holding mock slave auction, using N-word in class, school district says CNN 6/1/2024 11.9 View
11/22/2023 Massachusetts 5th graders message in a bottle found in France 26 years later 11/17/2023 9.3 View
1/11/2024 Mask mandates return to hospitals in NYC, several other states amid rise in COVID, flu cases Fox News 1/7/2024 12.4 View
2/22/2024 Mardi Gras beads are creating a plastic disaster in New Orleans. Are there green alternatives? Associated Press 2/11/2024 9.7 View
4/9/2024 Many natural underground stores of freshwater are shrinking Science News Explores 3/29/2024 7.9 View
9/13/2023 Manchester Barber Shop Gives Free Back to School Haircuts Union Leader (New Hampshire) 9/7/2023 6.4 View
4/4/2024 Man put to death for 1993 killing of girlfriend, Georgia's first execution in 4 years Associated Press 3/21/2024 11.2 View
3/4/2024 Machine gun or firearm toy? Bump stock creator speaks out ahead of Supreme Court hearing on ban< ABC News 2/26/2024 9.5 View
1/16/2024 Lululemon founder's remarks have some DEI experts calling for boycotts to combat 'regressive values' NBC news 1/6/2024 11.6 View
8/23/2023 Louisiana's Public Schools Must Now Display 'In God We Trust" in Classrooms Education Week 8/3/2023 11.9 View
11/13/2023 Letís learn about mind reading Science News Explores 11/8/2023 7.5 View
8/31/2023 Let it bee: The women on a mission to save Mexico City's bees ABC News 6/15/2023 9.3 View
1/5/2024 Lessons in Kindness from Hundreds of Wall Street Journal Readers Wall Street Journal 1/4/2024 7.6 View
5/14/2024 Lego bricks inspired a new way to shape devices for studying liquids Science News Explores 5/8/2024 6.7 View