If ever this country needed creative, innovative thinking to solve complex problems, it is now. Unfortunately (I was going to say arguably, and perhaps it is arguable, though I personally don’t see how), our nation has devolved into an Idiocracy, so the feature film of that name, once a comedy, is now a documentary.
However, if you’d like your students to learn to think flexibly and imaginatively, perhaps this reading on the Lend-Lease Act will serve as an example of such cognition. Here is the vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet that accompanies it.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.