UNITED STATES The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled new policies aimed at detaining and deporting more immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. (NPR and USA Today) Use our study guide to learn more about the newest waves of immigrants to the U.S. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas How have the new Immigration … Continue reading What Are the New Immigration Rules?
ENVIRONMENT A proposed new policy in Australia would allow wildlife to be leased to private landowners in bid to save threatened species. (Australian Geographic) Is selling or leasing wildlife part of the conservation strategy of any other countries? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s thought-provoking polls. Discussion Ideas A proposed new policy in Australia suggests … Continue reading Rent-a-Roo?
UNITED STATES Half a billion dollars are being pledged to study the microbes in crops, soils, oceans—and humans. (The Atlantic) Take a look at some of these “misunderstood microbes” with our video study guide. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas President Obama recently announced the launch of the $121-million National Microbiome Initiative. What is a … Continue reading White House Drops the Microbiome
WORLD A river of stinking garbage bags is snaking its way through the suburbs of Beirut, a surreal and unhygienic blight on Lebanon’s cosmopolitan capital. (CNN) Use our resources to learn a little more about trash and other forms of pollution. Scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at this simple locator map of Jdeideh, … Continue reading Beirut’s River of Trash
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