Foreign Policy

Here’s why geography class matters: Trump’s Jerusalem announcement


The world of foreign policy is not above students’ heads. Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the U.S. official decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton on sexism, racism and Trump’s foreign policy deficits


Hillary Clinton, the former senator, secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate published her memoir, “What Happened,” last week about the 2016 presidential election in which she lost to Donald Trump. Continue reading

North Korea continues to conduct major missile tests


President Trump and Japanese President Shinzo Abe spoke by phone on Monday to discuss the growing global threat caused by North Korea. North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday that experts said could reach the western half of the United States, if not the whole country, with a flatter trajectory. Continue reading

With the economy in freefall, Venezuela faces humanitarian crisis


With the combination of a failing economy and rapidly inflating food prices, many Venezuelans are currently starving to death. One recent study found that in the past year, 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds. The proportion of children who suffer from severe malnutrition increased by four percent in just four months. Continue reading

World News Quiz: A 30 year anniversary and a surprise trip


See how much your students paid attention to world events this week with this fun, 5-minute quiz! Continue reading

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