Social Issues

Why an author went undercover as an Islamic State recruit – Class Discussion


By Jordan Mambert The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is an extremist militant group that is capturing and occupying territories in northern…read more

Organization fosters creativity among the homeless


The organization Street Sense has programs in filmmaking, theater, interactive art and digital photography, encouraging participants to learn new skills in the arts. Continue reading

Timeline of same-sex marriage laws – Class Resource


Use this timeline of events and accompanying vocab sheet to break down the movement for marriage equality for your classes. A handout version of this…read more

What is gender non-conforming fashion? – Discussion Guide


Watch the NewsHour’s report on gender non-conforming fashion and lead a class discussion about the report using the questions below. What is style? How would you…read more

Obama’s immigration plan on hold


President Barack Obama’s executive order to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants hit a setback Tuesday when a federal appeals court denied a request for the plan to take effect. Continue reading

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