WORLD Over the next three weeks, the people of New Zealand will decide if they want to adopt a new flag or stick with the one they’ve flown for more than a century. (NPR) Adapt our activity to create your own flag. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s poll. Discussion Ideas Read … Continue reading New Flag for New Zealand?
WORLD On September 18, Scottish voters will answer a simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the referendum. (Guardian) Use our resources to get an idea about how long England and Scotland have been debating this issue. Discussion Ideas Scots will go to the polls next week to answer Yes or No to a simple, … Continue reading Scots Free?
On July 4, 1776, the United States declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now called the United Kingdom). At the time, there were more than two dozen British colonies in North America, stretching from the Caribbean to the Canadian Arctic. Thirteen of these colonies rebelled: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, … Continue reading What’s in a Flag?