MONEY Tipping has reached a tipping point in America. How are restaurants changing? (Nat Geo’s The Plate) Use our resources to see how one cool school is giving students real-world skills in the restaurant industry. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s poll. Discussion Ideas What is a tip? A tip, also called a gratuity, is … Continue reading To Tip, or not to Tip?
UNITED STATES Upwards of 11,300 books have been challenged for content that some consider to be offensive, according to the American Library Association. Books featuring teen Native Americans, on-the-run alien lovers, gay penguins, and middle-school theater geeks topped the latest list. (CNN) Have you read any of this year’s most-challenged books? Take our polls and tell us about it! Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading ‘Banned Books Week’ Champions Challenged Literature
SCIENCE A new report found some surprises when it looked at the state of scientific knowledge amongst Americans. (Nat Geo News) How do you measure up? Quiz yourself with our resources below. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources. Discussion Ideas: Quiz Yourself! This picture shows an object in space that has an icy core with a tail of gas and … Continue reading How Much Do You Know About Science?
WORLD The International Olympic Committee has cited serious challenges facing the two bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Associated Press) Learn more about sports of the Winter Olympics with our short article. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s polls and MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the AP, what are some advantages and disadvantages … Continue reading Olympic-Size Challenges for Host Cities
SCIENCE Which of the 18,000 new species identified last year were selected as this year’s top ten? (International Institute for Species Exploration) Read this fantastic article to see who made the cut last year! Insect, plant, X-Phyla . . . what’s your favorite new species? Vote in our poll! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including our poll and today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our … Continue reading Top 10 New Species!