It can be hard to understand the lived experiences of different groups of people, especially if you’ve never met a member of that group.  Newsela has a great set of resources that introduce students to different perspectives, both current and historical.  Some of the focus groups are refugees, veterans, Muslim Americans, Native Americans, and groundbreaking women.  The text sets are all aligned to Newsela’s anchor skills for reading and understanding news media, and many of the articles are available in Spanish.

Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: 2-12
Price: Free