Category Archives: World


7 Top Classroom Resources for Teaching Syria


The civil war raging in the Middle Eastern nation of Syria has become a worldwide source of concern and disagreement. Help  your students understand the…read more

A supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reacts after identifying the body of a dead family member at a hospital in the Nasr City district of Cairo on August 14, 2013.

Violence Escalates Between Security Forces and Protesters in Egypt


Clashes between Egyptian law enforcement and supporters of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi continue to escalate, prompting fears that Egypt could follow nearby Syria…read more

Morsi Supporters Continue Protest One Day After Scores Killed

Egyptian Military Cracks Down on Morsi Supporters


Less than a month after a military coup ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected leader, President Mohammed Morsi, dozens of pro-Morsi supporters were killed in clashes…read more

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Government Surveillance of Citizens Raises Civil Liberty Concerns


Two revelations about government programs designed to sift through the public’s phone calls and social media interaction have raised questions about what the government should…read more

Government & Civics
Young protestors march near Taksim Square on June 3, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkish Police Try to Keep Peace Amid Anti-Government Protests


A small demonstration of residents hoping to save a park from being destroyed has morphed into anti-government clashes between demonstrators and police in cities across…read more


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