Here are resources useful for classroom resources on what’s going on (I add new resources each day):

Lesson of the Day: ‘Can the West Stop Russia From Invading Ukraine?’ is from The NY Times Learning Network.

The Russia-Ukraine war crisis, explained by an expert is from MSNBC.

Four maps that explain the Russia-Ukraine conflict is from The Washington Post.

The Ukraine-Russia crisis explained: a complete visual guide is from The Guardian.

Ukraine and Russia explained in maps and charts is from Al Jazeera.

Lesson of the Day: ‘The Invasion of Ukraine: How Russia Attacked and What Happens Next’ is from The NY Times Learning Network.

Breaking News English Lesson: Ukraine Crisis is from Breaking News English.

The Ukraine Crisis is from Brown University.

In addition:


War Breaks Out. How Will Students Get News? is from Middleweb.

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, explained is from Vox.

This comes from Visual Capitalist, and you can see a larger version, with more information, at their site:

How to Talk With Students About the Russia-Ukraine War: 5 Tips is from Ed Week.

A historical timeline of post-independence Ukraine is from The PBS NewsHour.

Both Al Jazeera and The NY Times have live interactive maps tracking the Russian invasion.  The Washington Post has one, too.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Forum for Young People to React is from The NY Times Learning Network.

As history unfolds in Ukraine, MMSD teachers adjust lesson plans is from The Cap Times.

Conflict in Ukraine Resource Guide is from The University of West Florida.

8 Resources Teachers Are Using to Discuss Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is from Ed Week.

Why the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Is Relevant to Teachers is from Ed Week.

Teaching news literacy in the midst of unfolding crises is from The National Writing Project.

How to avoid being duped by false Ukraine information — and other news literacy lessons appeared in The Washington Post.

In videos and photos, a timeline of Russia’s war on Ukraine is from The Washington Post.

How Finland held off the Russians and won a moral victory — with lessons for Ukraine is from The Washington Post.

How to responsibly donate to Ukrainian causes is from The Conversation.

Resources for Teaching About the Ukraine Crisis is from Share My Lesson.

Here are lesson plans from the PBS News Hour.

Lessons From the War in Ukraine: A History Teacher Shares Her Approach is from Ed Week.

Teachers help students navigate misinformation, emotions, history of war in Ukraine is from The L.A. Times.

Resources to Discuss the Events in Ukraine is from The San Mateo County Office of Education.

The Invasion of Ukraine: Resources for Educators and Families is from Colorin Colorado.

No, Time magazine didn’t publish a Putin-Hitler cover, and other news literacy lessons is from The Washington Post.

Gen Z isn’t immune to misinformation. These zoomers are making sure their peers don’t get fooled. is from NBC News.

Teaching about the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis is from Facing History.

Using a New Cyber Tool, Westerners Have Been Texting Russians About the War in Ukraine is from The Wall Street Journal.

Preparing to Welcome Ukrainian Students is from Middleweb.

Fake News and the War in Ukraine: What Educators Need to Know is from Ed Week.

The viral images and videos that define Ukraine’s political fight against Russia is from The Washington Post.

How Ukrainian children understand the war is from The Washington Post.

Why Some Teachers Have Students Studying Zelensky’s Speech to Congress is from Ed Week.

TikTok Is Feeding My Students Fake News About Ukraine. How Can Truth Win? is from Ed Week.

Teaching Resources to Help Students Make Sense of the War in Ukraine is from The NY Times Learning Network.

I teach high school history. It’s my job to help teens understand the war in Ukraine. is from Chalkbeat.

An Unlikely Tool Can Help Students Understand the Russia-Ukraine War: Sports is from Ed Week.

Why Vladimir Putin Invokes Nazis to Justify His Invasion of Ukraine is from The NY Times.


Total refugees from Ukraine, compared to other countries is from Flowing Data.

This isn’t history’s most dangerous moment. Yet. is from The Atlantic.

Here are teaching resources specifically related to supporting Ukrainian refugee students from Books Unbound and from Twinkl.

UKRAINE EDUCATOR & OTHER RESOURCES is from The Academy For Human Rights.

Millions of Ukrainian children are still in school despite the war is from NPR.

Everyone’s talking about war crimes in Ukraine. What are they and how would prosecutions work? is from NBC News.

What an exodus of 11.4 million people looks like is an interactive from NBC News.

Contextualizing the Crisis in Ukraine is a lesson from The Pulitzer Center.

The History of the Conflict Between Russia & Ukraine is an ELL lesson from Fluentize.

Infographic: 4.6 Million Seeking Refuge from Russian Invasion | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista


This is a very interesting NPR interview talking about this war and the American Civil War:

And it seems if, I’m not being too optimistic, that Putin overplayed the – his energy hand, or at least certainly the Ukrainians are resisting, and the West has responded with very strong sanctions.

A very similar thing happened in the South. They thought that because they produced three-quarters of the world’s cotton and cotton was the heart of the textiles industry, which was the heart of the industrial revolution for its first half century, that they were immune. The senator from South Carolina, James Hammond, said shortly before the war, cotton is king. No one dares lay a finger on the South. And Southerners believe that. And they thought that when they seceded, the North wouldn’t go to war against them because the North needed their cotton and that if the North did, Europe would come in and intervene because the mills of England and France also needed their cotton. Of course, we know that the South really overplayed their hand. None of what they counted on came to pass. But they had the same sort of insular mentality, I think, that we see in Putin today of this commodity producer thinking that they really are king and they really are immune.

‘Will There Be World War III?’ How Teachers Are Handling Student Fears About Nuclear War is from Ed Week.

What is a ‘tactical’ nuke, and would Putin use one? is from Grid.

Russia invades Ukraine is a regularly updated interactive from Reuters.

This school takes kids from the most traumatized parts of Ukraine — and offers hope is from NPR.

How Educators Around the World Are Teaching the Russia-Ukraine War is from The NY Times Learning Network.

How Russia’s war in Ukraine upended the breadbasket of Europe

100 days of war in Ukraine: how the conflict has developed is from The Guardian.

Mapped: The Ukraine Refugee Crisis in Europe is from Visual Capitalist.

The Ukraine war is also being fought over language is from CNN.

A year of war: how Russian forces have been pushed back in Ukraine is an interactive from The Guardian.

The Grid has an amazing interactive documenting the war.

For some Kharkiv schoolkids, class moved to safety underground in a subway station is from NPR.

Two years of war in Ukraine, seen through its leader’s biggest moments is from The Washington Post.