KQED’s The Lowdown lesson plans provide suggestions for nonfiction analysis, writing/discussion prompts and multimedia projects to creatively integrate current events into core curriculum to encourage student civic engagement.

Why So Many Central Americans Are Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

Real-Time Interactive Earthquake Map: Get to Know Your Local Faults

It's Really Happening! This Is What KQED's Youth Takeover Looks Like

When Rivers Caught Fire: A Brief History of Earth Day (with Lesson Plan)

A Look Inside the Youth Vaping Craze

It's Almost Tax Day. This Is How the Government Spends Your Hard-Earned Cash

Is the Endangered Species Act at Risk of Extinction?

March Madness and the Money: Should College Athletes Get Paid?

How to Stop a Nuclear War: The Non-Proliferation Treaty, Explained