Teaching Social Issues in the Classroom

Start the Conversation

Students are constantly exposed to the social issues and global challenges in current events and public media. You can teach them how to understand and discuss these topics.

Start with a Design for Change podcast based on the topic you want to introduce to your class.

Introduce Students to Solving Community Challenges

1. Listen

Pair one of our podcast episodes with a current event or topic that may have come up during class, that your students may be curious about, or that you feel is valuable for them to learn

2. Examine

Ask students to take notes during the podcast about facts they learned, questions they have still have, and how it makes them feel.

3. Discuss

Discuss the notes your students took as a class together and come to conclusions on where the world is now and what they can do to help bring progress to the planet

Our Top Social Change Episodes

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