Engage your students with FREE Lessons Connecting to Current Events
Each Timely Topic offers a series of 15-minute, no-prep lessons designed to boost curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in your classroom. Do one lesson or do them all — the choice is yours!
Now more than ever, it is important to teach our students how to find reliable and trustworthy sources of information. Use Information Nation to teach your students how to become information literacy leaders! Download lessons.
We learn so much through play. In Games, Games, Games, students celebrate the power of fun and games with four thrilling games your students will love to play — and that you’ll love to let them! Download lessons.
It’s important to connect our classrooms with what’s going on in the broader world. In Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we help teachers honor her life and her legacy. Download lessons.
Elections can be stressful for teachers. Tensions can run high. Debates become emotional. Everyone has strong opinions, and discussions often devolve into arguments. In Respectful Debate, we teach students how to debate respectfully, to stand up for what they believe in, and to disagree without being disagreeable. Download lessons.
Explore a variety of hands-on, inquiry-oriented activities that sharpen students’ creative and critical thinking skills while helping them explore exactly why winter is coming. In The Reason for the Seasons, we teach students how the Earth’s tilt and orbit around the sun influences seasonal differences. Download lessons.
Artificial Intelligence can be an incredibly powerful tool to deepen learning in your classroom. Use You and AI activities to get a glimpse of how you can use AI to make your classroom a place full of learning experiences that are even more memorable, meaningful, and FUN!! Download lessons.
Hispanic individuals have had an incredible impact on our nation’s history. Learn about the diversity of different Hispanic cultures, discover incredible and often-overlooked heroes from history, and dive into engaging activities your kids will love with Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month activities!. Download lessons.
The leaves are falling. A chill is in the air. What better time for a little spookiness—and what better way to be spooky than with some creative STEAM challenges? In Spooktacular STEAM, your class can explore five fun, free lessons to make your month memorable, meaningful, and FUN! Download lessons.
Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect and be grateful, but it can also be a time filled with curiosity and wonder. Help your students level up their creative and critical thinking skills with 4 fun, 15-minute activities to make your Thanksgiving thinktastic! Download lessons.
In Celebrating Black History Month, students learn about the impact of Black Americans on our history. They develop problem-solving and collaboration by analyzing American Black History and the fight for fairness and equality! Download lessons.
In Cheers to the New Year, students will learn that a new year can be a chance for new goals, new dreams, and new accomplishments. Help your class get the year off to an incredible start with 4 fun, 15-minute activities that will make your classroom a smarter, kinder place! Download lessons.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a giant of the Civil Rights movement. He made the world a better place by standing up for what was right, and working to make a more just society. In Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., celebrate this American hero with 5 creative, thought-provoking lessons on his incredible life and legacy! Download lessons.
This March, launch a reading and writing ADVENTURE! Celebrate National Reading Month with these four engaging activities to cultivate curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, and to inspire a love of all things literary! Download lessons.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have had an incredible impact on our nation’s history. With AAPI Heritage Month, celebrate and pay tribute to their powerful influence and get your students thinking creatively and critically about how these extraordinary Americans have helped shape our nation. Download lessons.