Teaching Social Issues in the Classroom

Start the Conversation

Students are constantly being exposed to the big issues of our time - critical issues that eventually make their way into the classroom. Teach your students how to engage these topics and make a difference.

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

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A Simple Student-Led Process for Creating Change

1. Listen

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

2. Examine

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

3. Discuss

As a class, discuss the notes your students took and help draw conclusions about where the world is now, and what they can do to improve it. 

Our Top Social Change Episodes

Scroll through the following slideshow and listen to the  most popular and inspirational podcast episodes recommended by teachers and administrators. Don’t forget to subscribe to our email list to be notified about new episodes! 

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