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Yemen study guide: How to explain images of war to your students

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More than 9,000 people have died in Yemen’s civil war since 2015, according to the UN, and 22 million people require humanitarian assistance every day. Continue reading

How to discuss what’s happening in Gaza and Israel with your students

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A total of 61 Palestinians, including eight children, have been killed since Monday by Israeli gunfire along the Gaza border as the U.S. opened its new embassy in Jerusalem. Continue reading

All refugee team competes in 2016 Olympic Games

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The first-ever Refugee Olympic Team competed in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Continue reading

Two-week Syrian ceasefire begins Friday

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A two-week ceasefire has been accepted by fighting parties in Syria and will take effect Friday night in the nation where a four-and-a-half-year civil war has cost more than 250,000 lives and displaced millions. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What the United Nations means today

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In this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson plan, explore what the U.N. means to your students today by examining the 17 sustainable development goals to help end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. Continue reading

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