Lesson Builder

Welcome to our Lesson Builder, a digital tool and a supporting community of educators. We provide free lesson plans for teachers and educators, focused on current events and world issues in the news today. Not sure where to start? View our most popular lessons.

How Did I Become the Person I Am?

This multi-week unit for grades 6-8 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media.

Who Am I?

This multi-week unit for grades 3-5 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media.

The Arab Spring Monologues

This lesson provides guidelines for students to create their own play based on "Fractured Lands," a story published by The New York Times Magazine in the print edition on August 14, 2016.

Religion and the Environment in China

Students analyze the structure and purpose of "Searching for Sacred Mountain," a 20-minute documentary that explores connections between Buddhism and environmental sustainability practices in China.