UNITED STATES The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Do you know these words? (Washington Post) Don’t constrict your vocabulary. Expand it with our glossary. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Do You Know These ‘Forbidden’ Words?
WORLD The International Olympic Committee has suspended the Russian Olympic Committee “with immediate effect,” effectively banning the country from the upcoming Winter Olympics. (NPR) What Winter Olympic athletes are the most fit? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why has the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the Russian Olympic Committee for the upcoming 2018 Winter … Continue reading What Does the Ban on Russia from the Winter Olympics Mean?
ENVIRONMENT Days after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a decision to lift the ban on elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia, President Donald Trump has announced he plans to reverse course. (National Geographic) Use our rich collection of resources to better understand the “Battle for the Elephants.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading What the Ban on Elephant Trophies Means
SCIENCE Scientists found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Pacific atolls where the United States conducted nuclear weapons tests more than 50 years ago. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) The ocean isn’t the only place radiation is lingering—meet the scientists who pee plutonium. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion … Continue reading Radioactive Lagoons at Atomic Test Sites
UNITED STATES With just a few quick strokes of the pen, President Donald Trump banned more than 134 million people from entering the United States. (CNN) What countries are impacted by the ban? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Are all Muslims banned from entering the United … Continue reading What is the ‘Muslim Ban’?