Zimbabwe Issues Coins for Christmas

WORLD Zimbabwe, which abandoned its currency in 2009, has issued special coins to go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas. (BBC) Use our maps to find Zimbabwe and put it in context in Africa. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The short BBC article says that Zimbabwe “abandoned its currency” in 2009. What is … Continue reading Zimbabwe Issues Coins for Christmas

Janet Yellen to Lead the Fed

POLITICS The Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, 67, the Fed’s vice-chair since 2010, will become the first woman to head the U.S. central bank when her four-year term begins February 1. (USA Today) Use our resources to learn more about the Fed’s powerful Board of Governors. Discussion Ideas Read our basic media spotlight on the Fed’s … Continue reading Janet Yellen to Lead the Fed