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Five things your class needs to know about U.S.-Iranian relations


By Gabby Shacknai Iran’s nuclear program has been a point of international attention since it began negotiating with the U.S. and a group of other…read more

International IssuesIrannuclear weaponsPolitics

Breaking down the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality for your class


Background of Obergefell v. Hodges In the case Obergefell v. Hodges, plaintiff James Obergefell argued that the state of Ohio should recognize his marriage to his…read more

LGBTLGBTQmarriage equalitySCOTUSSupreme Court

Two soldiers receive Medal of Honor posthumously – Class Discussion


By Jordan Mambert The Great War, also known as World War I, was fought from 1914-1918 between multiple countries on two opposing sides. The Central…read more

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Understanding Cuban revolution through poetry – Class Activity


By Gabby Shacknai and Corinne Segal Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist and the son of the well-known Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara,…read more

Arts & CultureChe GuevaracubapoetrySocial Issues

Why aspartame might not be so bad after all – Class Activity


By Gabby Shacknai Since the FDA approved it in 1981, the artificial sweetener Aspartame, which is commonly used as a supplement to sugar in low-calorie foods…read more

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