WORLD The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, have been called one of the “world’s most persecuted minorities.” Who are they? What is the current “Rohingya crisis”? (Nat Geo News) Where is Myanmar? Where are the Rohingya fleeing? Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to help put the crisis in context. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers … Continue reading Rohingya Crisis: What You Need to Know
WORLD More than 45 million people are living in modern slavery, with Asia accounting for two-thirds of the victims, a new report says. (Quartz) Use our timeline to learn more about the ugly history of legal slavery in the United States. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the … Continue reading Where Are the World’s Slaves?
WORLD One of the most powerful monarchs in the world, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has died. On the subject of women’s rights, some world leaders are remembering him as a cautious reformer, while others are not so sympathetic. Use our resources to understand part of King Abdullah’s legacy. Discussion Ideas Read through our media spotlight on King Abdullah’s tentative steps to expand women’s rights in … Continue reading King Abdullah: The Middle East’s Failed Reformer
WORLD Two champions of children have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were honored “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” (New York Times) Use our resources to learn more about other Nobel Prize winners. Teachers: Scroll all the way down for a short list of key … Continue reading Who is Malala?
WORLD Human rights activist John Bul Dau says wounds from the Second Sudanese Civil War in the 1980s have been reopened. South Sudan is now teetering on the edge of its own civil war following several weeks of violence that have claimed the lives of at least a thousand people and forced another 200,000 to flee their homes. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to … Continue reading ‘Lost Boy’ Pleads for Peace in South Sudan