Category Archives: U.S.

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How do people of different backgrounds view racial equality in the U.S.? — Class Discussion

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Race relations have been a major topic recently in the United States. Incidents like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and, more recently, Freddie…read more

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Five things your class should know on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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By Gabby Shacknai Aug. 29 marks the 10-year anniversary of one of the most costly and devastating disasters in American history, Hurricane Katrina. The storm caused…read more

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Teaching Ferguson in the classroom

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It’s been one year since the encounter with a white police officer that resulted in the death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri…read more

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Five things your class should know on the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing

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World War II, Atomic bomb mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right), August 1945, Japan. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)  …read more

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The science of caffeine — Class Activity

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By Gabby Shacknai Millions of Americans use caffeine, the world’s most popular drug, every day to boost their energy. Caffeine can produce heightened brain activity,…read more

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