Topic Resources

Some topics can be difficult to discuss in the classroom. We have compiled resources here to help educators address a wide change of social issues with their students, including lesson plans, informational sites, and articles.

Commemorative Observances

Teaching About Black History (Month)

Teaching About Women’s History (Month)

Teaching About LGBTQ+ Pride and History (Month) 

Teaching About Earth Day

Teaching About Constitution Day

Teaching About Inclusive Mother’s and Father’s Day

Teaching About Mental Health Awareness (Month)

Teaching About Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Teaching About Juneteenth

Teaching About Memorial Day

Teaching About International Day of Peace

Teaching About Veterans Day

Teaching About Presidents’ Day

Teaching About Martin Luther King Jr. (Day)

Historic Events

Teaching About 9/11

Teaching About the Holocaust

Racism, Xenophobia, and Injustice 

Teaching About White Supremacy and Systemic Racism

Teaching About White Privilege

Teaching About Anti-Racism

Teaching About Black Lives Matter

Teaching About Police Brutality

Teaching About Race

Teaching About Slavery—Why Slavery Re-Enactments Are Not the Answer

Teaching About Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia

Teaching About Islamophobia

Teaching About Cultural Appropriation 

Disorders/Disabilities

Teaching About Neurodivergent Communities

Teaching About Disability

Politics, Government, and Democracy

Teaching About Impeachment

Teaching About Political Parties and the Political Spectrum

Teaching About Civic Rights and Voting

Teaching About the Supreme Court

Teaching About Voter Suppression

Teaching About the Electoral College

Teaching About Democracy

Teaching About the Presidency

Teaching About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Teaching About Supreme Court Nominations

Teaching About the Peaceful Transfer of Power

Teach About Presidential Inaugurations 

Teaching About Freedom of Religion

Teaching About The Immigration Debate

News/Media/Press

Teaching About Fake News

Teaching About Freedom of the Press

Teaching About Media Literacy

Teaching About Current Events

Climate, Environment, and Sustainability

Teaching About Climate Change

Teaching About Climate Justice 

Teaching About Environmental Justice

Teaching About Affordable and Clean Energy

Teaching About Sustainability and Sustainable Development

Teaching About Food and Water Security

Teaching About Environmental Conservation and Preservation

Economic Issues

Teaching About Economic Inequality 

Teaching About Hunger and Poverty

Teaching About Unemployment and Lack of Economic Opportunity

Public Health

Teaching About Pandemics

Teaching About Child Labor

Teaching About Public Health

Teaching About Lack of Access to Quality Healthcare

Teaching About Vaccines

Teaching About Gun Violence 

Teaching About Gun Control 

Global Issues

Teaching About World Religions

Teaching About Undocumented Migration

Teaching About Human Rights

Teaching About Terrorism

Teaching About LGBTQ+ World History

Teaching About the Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)

Teaching About the United Nations

Teaching About the Global Refugee Crisis

Teaching About Educational Inequality

Self-Management

Teaching About Empathy

Teaching About Self-Care

Teaching About Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 

Gender-Related Issues

Teaching About Gender Inequality 

Teaching About Gender Identity

Teaching About Feminism

Teaching About Intersectionality

Teaching About Patriarchy

School-Based Issues

Teaching About Violence in Schools

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