Five Myths about the ‘Migrant Caravan’

WORLD With all the myths circulating about the caravan at the Mexico-US border, let’s separate fact from fiction. (CNN) Use our resource to learn a little about the border between the United States and Mexico. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is the “Migrant Caravan”? The Migrant Caravan describes the annual, coordinated journey of … Continue reading Five Myths about the ‘Migrant Caravan’

Island of No Return. Literally.

ENVIRONMENT Thousands of South Pacific islanders will leave for permanent resettlement as one of the most active volcanoes in the world gets ready to rumble. (Guardian) Why is the South Pacific erupting? Use our resource to learn a little about the Ring of Fire. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Manaro Voui is a … Continue reading Island of No Return. Literally.

Thousands Evacuate Bali Amid Fears of Volcanic Eruption

SCIENCE Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from an area around Mount Agung as hundreds of volcanic earthquakes were recorded in a single day. (The Australian and The Guardian) Where is Mount Agung? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map.   Discussion Ideas Indonesian authorities have evacuated more than 75,000 … Continue reading Thousands Evacuate Bali Amid Fears of Volcanic Eruption

Air Strike Mistakenly Targets Nigerian Refugee Camp

WORLD Targeting Boko Haram, a Nigerian air force jet mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people, killing up to 100 and injuring dozens more. (BBC and New York Times) What is Boko Haram? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s simple MapMaker Interactive locator map. Discussion Ideas The Nigerian military accidentally bombed a … Continue reading Air Strike Mistakenly Targets Nigerian Refugee Camp

Migrant Crisis Q&A

POLITICS Where are migrants coming from? Where are they going? What’s next? (BBC) What are refugees? Use our basic encyclopedic entry to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Many articles on the European Migrant Crisis distinguish between migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees. What is the difference? Read this article from USA Today for some … Continue reading Migrant Crisis Q&A