POLITICS Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia had its own version of the “Confederate monument problem.” The solution: a sculpture park in Moscow. (Los Angeles Times) What was the Confederacy? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, and be sure to vote in today’s poll. Discussion Ideas The Los Angeles Times article says Russia “had its own … Continue reading How Russia Handled Its Own Monument Problem
UNITED STATES The U.S. has seven Nobel prize winners this year, and all but one are immigrants. (Minnesotan Bob Dylan is, not for the first time, a spoiler.) (Wall Street Journal) Use our study guide to learn more about the Nobels—and some ignoble recipients. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Almost all the U.S. Nobel … Continue reading Nobels are Pouring Across the Border
UNITED STATES The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week is “Celebrating Diversity.” Why do you think books by diverse authors or featuring diverse content are disproportionately challenged and banned? (Guardian) Learn more about challenged and banned books with our resources, polls, and maps. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas This week is Banned Books … Continue reading Banned Books Week: Celebrating Diversity
POLITICS Here’s what you need to know about how the major presidential candidates stack up on climate, environmental regulations, renewable energy, and fossil fuels. (Nat Geo News) Use our media-rich resources to help students make informed decisions about climate change, environmental regulations, renewable energy, and fossil fuels. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s interactive poll and links to the … Continue reading Voter’s Guide: Compare Candidates on Climate and Energy
SPORTS Disney CEO Bob Iger is leading an effort to bring the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to the Los Angeles area. (Los Angeles Times) Which urban areas have NFL teams? Which ones don’t? Use today’s MapMaker Interactive to find out! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive and our poll! Discussion Ideas Is … Continue reading Is Los Angeles Getting an NFL Team . . . or Two?