EDUCATION Students are graduating. Prepare for two minutes of inspiration. (Bloomberg Business) Looking for more inspirational advice? Listen to Nat Geo’s explorers! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, and don’t forget to quiz yourself and your students on the “week that was” in the latest Quiz Connection. Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for the summer. … Continue reading The Most Incredible Commencement Speech of 2015
POLITICS President Barack Obama has delivered his 2015 State of the Union speech to Congress, outlining what his administration is calling “middle-class economics.” Read the full text of the speech, and explore some of the issues raised by middle-class economics—and President Obama’s final term in office. (Medium) Use our resources to better understand the U.S. government. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading What’s the State of the Union in 2015?
POLITICS Perhaps the most interesting thing about President Barack Obama’s climate change speech at the United Nations is what he didn’t say. (Politico) Use our resources to learn more about climate change. Discussion Ideas President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations summit on climate change in New York on Tuesday. Is this the first time the UN has held a major conference on climate … Continue reading Obama Offers Few Details in Climate Speech
UNITED STATES American filmmaker Ken Burns returns to a favorite subject, the Civil War, with a fresh look at Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to catch a glimpse of Lincoln in Gettysburg. Discussion Ideas The Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches in American history, is a primary source. A primary source is a material that has not been … Continue reading Documentary Digs into ‘The Address’
POLITICS “Let’s make this a year of action,” President Barack Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union address. What issues was he talking about, and what actions can the government take? (New York Times) Use our resources to better understand the U.S. government. Discussion Ideas Discuss key issues in the debates surrounding the five key issues addressed in the New York Times article. … Continue reading So, What’s the State of the Union?