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.

Language and Nationalism

This lesson will help students apply knowledge of language to understand how it functions in different cultures and contexts.

Swimming and Water Safety

Students will learn about the importance of water safety and collect class data on swimming involvement.

Language Matters!

Various standards-aligned lessons to support student learning around the importance of language diversity.

Soil Pollution in China

Essential questions: What is the cost of industrialization and who pays it? How do we determine whether food is safe? How do you balance food security (production) and food safety?

School Lunches

Students outline a typical lunchroom at their school - drawings preferably - and predict what a lunchroom in another country might look like.

Can Iran and the U.S. Negotiate?

Students will analyze both sides of the mistrust between Iran and the US and will create their own informed opinions of the nuclear negotiations.