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’
UNITED STATES When the Mayflower pilgrims and the Wampanoag sat down for the first Thanksgiving in 1621, it wasn’t actually that big of a deal. So what was going on? (National Geographic) What was that 1621 Thanksgiving like? Use “Geography in the News” to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas 1. The 1621 … Continue reading Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Thanksgiving
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
UNITED STATES The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled new policies aimed at detaining and deporting more immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. (NPR and USA Today) Use our study guide to learn more about the newest waves of immigrants to the U.S. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas How have the new Immigration … Continue reading What Are the New Immigration Rules?
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’?