UNITED STATES On Saturday, a group of about 20 armed protesters occupied the headquarters of a National Wildlife Refuge in rural eastern Oregon. Federal ownership of land in the western United States has triggered such conflicts for decades. Why? (Nat Geo News) Use our Oregon Tabletop Map to identify Burns, Malheur Lake, and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list … Continue reading Why Are Federal Lands So Wildly Controversial in the West?
UNITED STATES It has green forests and bike friendly cities, and—despite the rain—it’s the top destination for people who moved out of state in 2014. (CNN Money) Map your favorite parts of this most favorable state. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through the results of the United Van Lines survey of where Americans moved … Continue reading Everybody is Moving to . . .
HEALTH Portland Voters Reject Fluoridation, Again For the fourth time since 1956, residents of Portland, Oregon, have rejected a measure to add fluoride to the city’s water supply. This leaves Portland as the largest urban area in the U.S. without fluoridated water. Discussion Ideas: Portland is the largest city in the U.S. without fluoridated water.Why do students think most urban areas invest in fluoridating their … Continue reading Portland Voters Reject Fluoridation, Again