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Your November 2020 Teacher's Guide

Dear teachers,

This year, counting our blessings feels more important than ever. Our lives look different from anything we could have imagined, but feeling grateful for silver linings helps us keep going. Here at Choices, we’re especially thankful for . . .

  • YOU! Our community of creative and caring teachers. We’re floored by your ingenuity during this unprecedented back-to-school season and love connecting with you in our Choices Facebook group. Be sure to join if you haven’t already!
  • Your students—and teens in general. We’re constantly inspired by stories of students making the world better. For example, the teens in our “Know Your Rights” cover story who fought injustice by exercising their constitutional right to free speech.

Now it’s your turn—what are you and your students grateful for this year? For ideas on easy ways to say thanks, check out our interactive gratitude bingo game on this month’s back page. We can’t wait to see what your students (and you!) come up with.


Jennie Yabroff, Executive Editor

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Ready to get started? Here are our favorite teaching packages this month:

DEBATE: Should Junk Food Ads Be Banned?

The U.K. might ban online ads for unhealthy foods. Should the U.S. do the same? Two teen advisers weigh in.

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YOUR WORLD: Know Your Rights

Adults aren’t the only ones protected by the Constitution. Read the article to learn how to safely self-advocate in certain situations.


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YOUR RELATIONSHIPS: A Survival Guide to Siblings

It might be impossible to believe that having a brother or sister can work to your advantage. Use these practical tips to keep the whole family happy!


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REAL TEENS: Our Parents are Addicted to Opioids

Four teens open up about their parents’ dependencies. Find out how they are using their experiences to transform the future for themselves and others.


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CHANGEMAKERS: Fighting for Voting Rights

Read about out how November’s Changemaker is fighting to give everyone a voice in the 2020 presidential race.

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