WORLD The International Olympic Committee has suspended the Russian Olympic Committee “with immediate effect,” effectively banning the country from the upcoming Winter Olympics. (NPR) What Winter Olympic athletes are the most fit? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why has the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the Russian Olympic Committee for the upcoming 2018 Winter … Continue reading What Does the Ban on Russia from the Winter Olympics Mean?
FOOD Which has more firepower: an air-to-air missile or a Roma tomato? One can down an aircraft, but the other can cripple a food industry. (Nat Geo Voices blog) Use our resources to better understand food security. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas President Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders are considering food sanctions against … Continue reading Food Fight
WORLD World powers led by the United States have announced a framework to deal with Iran limiting its nuclear program. So what did they finally agree to? Here are six key points. (CNN) Use our resources to understand the process, potential, and problems of nuclear energy generation. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map, … Continue reading Key Points in the Iran Nuclear Deal
POLITICS President Barack Obama recently met with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, despite China’s appeal not to do so. (CNN) Use our resources to better understand the conflict surrounding Tibet. Discussion Ideas Why does China care if President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama? Read our media spotlight on the Dalai Lama, “Rebirth of a spiritual and political controversy,” for some help. (The … Continue reading China Irked by Obama-Dalai Lama Meeting