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Lessons are updated daily most school days. We use articles from various major news sources, identify vocabulary words and create discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions and stimulate class discussion. Selection of an article does not imply izzit.org agreement with the article or its perspective.

Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week. It is then archived. The archive is purged at the end of each school year.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017          

FDA Approves First Digital Pill That Can Track Whether You’ve Taken It

From: NPR
Readability Score: 11.8
Tuesday, November 21, 2017          

Supreme Court to Hear Minnesota Voter Apparel Law Challenge

From: Reuters
Readability Score: 12.1
Monday, November 20, 2017          

Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now)

From: New York Times
Readability Score: 11.5
Friday, November 17, 2017          

Beijing has a new ship that can build artificial islands. That’s worrying some neighbors

From: CNBC
Readability Score: 12.8
Thursday, November 16, 2017          

Could Political Tension in Saudi Arabia Drive Up Gas Prices?

From: CBS News
Readability Score: 10.6
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Why We Will or Won’t Stand in Line

From: econlife
Readability Score: 8.3
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

U.S. House-approved tax overhaul includes language LSU fears as ‘disastrous’

From: The Advocate (Baton Rouge)
Readability Score: 8.7
Monday, November 20, 2017

North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

From: Reuters
Readability Score: 9.8
Friday, November 17, 2017

C-H-E-A-T worth 10 Scrabble points, 3-year ban for ex-champ

From: Washington Post (via Las Vegas Review Journal)
Readability Score: 9.2
Thursday, November 16, 2017

California NAACP seeks to abolish ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ calling it ‘racist’

From: The Washington Times
Readability Score: 8.3
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