Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Engaging with current events

Engaging with current events

As parents and educators continue to adapt to remote learning, we're sharing some resources and tips that can help bring project-based learning into your home!

At CUP, students engage with issues that directly impact them and their loved ones. Analyzing current events and news media helps students connect their individual experiences to a larger context and also helps them ask questions that improve their critical thinking skills. Students ask questions like: Who’s being quoted and what’s their perspective on the issue? How much decision-making power does this person have? 

To creatively investigate news events with your students, CUP’s Youth Education Manager Fielding Hong recommends the online resource Newsela. The site publishes news articles from trusted media sources and modifies them for different reading levels, organized by theme and school subject. This article on birthright citizenship offers a great entry point into the CUP project, The Wait, where students investigated the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. 

Here are some ideas to make news articles a little more creative for students:

+ Ask students to make a drawing of one idea they took away from the article

+ Have students make a comic strip with 4 images, showing what they imagine the daily life of someone quoted in the article to be like

+ Imagine one of the people quoted in the article got their way. What would the world look like 20 years from now?

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money