Key Points in the Iran Nuclear Deal

WORLD World powers led by the United States have announced a framework to deal with Iran limiting its nuclear program. So what did they finally agree to? Here are six key points. (CNN) Use our resources to understand the process, potential, and problems of nuclear energy generation. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map, … Continue reading Key Points in the Iran Nuclear Deal

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Geography In The News: The Great American Pumpkin

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Festival results are still coming in, but it looks like the world’s largest pumpkin to-date has outgrown last year’s record which was an amazing 2,032 pounds (921.7 kg) grown in California in 2013. Pumpkin weigh-offs are happening around the world and in the United States at county and state fairs for the 2014 crop. While … Continue reading Geography In The News: The Great American Pumpkin

What is ISIS?

WORLD Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), is responsible for the horrific beheadings of two American hostages. What is Islamic State, and what are its objectives? (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about conflict in Iraq. Discussion Questions The BBC article says that Islamic State is as dangerous as al-Qaeda, the terrorist group responsible for 9/11. What are similarities … Continue reading What is ISIS?

Iranian Youth Correct Israeli Prime Minister

WORLD After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented about the lack of freedom to wear denim and listen to Western music in Iran, young Iranians called him out on the Internet. (Jerusalem Post) Use our resources to better understand human geography and why it is so important for global citizenship. Discussion Ideas “I think if the Iranian people had freedom, they would wear jeans, listen … Continue reading Iranian Youth Correct Israeli Prime Minister

Major Earthquake Strikes Iran

WORLD Major Earthquake Strikes Iran Iran has been struck by its most powerful earthquake for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India, and the Middle East. The 7.8-magnitude quake struck the city of Khash. Discussion Ideas: Walk through our “Forces of Nature” interactive, which explains what earthquakes are, where they occur, and how they develop. Choose the earthquake layer—the far right icon … Continue reading Major Earthquake Strikes Iran