We observe Veterans Day to reflect on the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Originally, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day, and it was a celebration of the end of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. The United States also chose Armistice Day as a chance … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Photographs that Capture Sacrifice
WORLD Leaders of the 22-nation Arab League have agreed to the principle of creating a joint Arab military force. (USA Today) Use our resources to learn more about the Arab League and other international organizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map of the Arab League. Discussion Ideas The USA Today … Continue reading Arab League to Create Joint Military Force
WORLD The longest war in United States history has officially come to a close. And for many service members, the overwhelming feeling is: good riddance. (Military Times) According to the article, “Many troops base their pessimism on firsthand experience with Afghanistan, its culture and its people.” Use our resources to deepen awareness of this often misunderstood country. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of … Continue reading What did the War in Afghanistan Accomplish?
UNITED STATES Drastic weather, rising seas and changing storm patterns could become “threat multipliers” for the United States, vastly complicating security challenges faced by American forces, the Pentagon said in a new report on the impact of climate change. (Washington Post) Use our resources to learn more about climate change. Teachers: Scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our … Continue reading Pentagon Targets Climate Change
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?