POLITICS Last week brought two passionate and dramatic popular votes for independence, in Iraqi Kurdistan and in Catalonia, Spain. Everyone, even those who dismissed both votes as illegal and meaningless, called them national “referendums.” (New York Review of Books) What is a nation? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Text Set. Discussion Ideas The author of the great … Continue reading What Is a Referendum? Who Decides?
POLITICS President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to end the program that protects young undocumented immigrants—known as “dreamers”—from being deported. Under the plan, Congress has six months to come up with a legislative fix for the program, which will now expire next March. (PBS NewsHour) How did President Obama try to expand DACA? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading DACA Deferred
POLITICS What is at stake as Congress considers the EPA budget? Far more than climate change. (New York Times) Use the EPA’s EJSCREEN tool to see how the EPA is working in your neighborhood. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The NY Times article outlines proposed cuts to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency. … Continue reading What’s at Stake in Proposed Cuts to the EPA?
ENVIRONMENT Every dog has its day, and prairie dogs are no exception. A federal court just ruled in favor of protecting the threatened Utah prairie dog. (Christian Science Monitor) What are prairie dogs? Use our short resource to get acquainted. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Christian Science Monitor article says a recent court … Continue reading Prairie Dogs Live to Dig Another Day
BUSINESS While collectively as a nation—and especially as women—we’ve faced some significant challenges, there still remains much to be hopeful about. (Forbes) Use our wide-ranging collection of resources to recognize issues that impact women and girls, and honor achievements of pioneering women of the past and present. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas 1. More … Continue reading 7 Reasons to be Optimistic This Women’s Day