Current Events

Want to be up-to-date with everything that’s going on in the world? In our Current Events class, students read topical news articles and answer discussion questions to foster critical thinking. This class is particularly special because the readings change each week to observe happenings around the nation.

According to the students’ grade levels, students will meet with their teacher in small groups of 2–5, once a week. Here, students will have analytical discussions about recent news stories, the economy, the media, and more. Students will learn about the importance of recognizing bias and will be able to determine when an article is pushing an agenda.

This is an important program, especially in a modern age where there is a constant release of disinformation. Students will learn how to scout reliable sources, which will help them with their essay writing for school.

person reading newspaper
two individuals voicing their opinions

Throughout the Current Events class, students will complete several projects. These projects require in-depth research about the given topic. Also, students are encouraged to discuss their ideas within the group. This way, students will learn to develop their own opinions and become expressive. With this, our teachers will help students develop research, public speaking, and critical-thinking skills.

Skills and Experiences

  • Projects/Research
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Public Speaking/Debate
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Political Science
  • History
  • Economics/Stock Market

Though the Current Events program is usually tailored for group settings, private classes are also available upon request.


Students will explore current topics such as police monitoring, social media regulation, and the COVID pandemic. You will find example articles and course work below.