What is Gerrymandering?

POLITICS The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina’s legislature unlawfully relied on race when drawing two of the state’s congressional districts. (SCOTUSblog) Use this great lesson plan on redistricting and gerrymandering from the good folks at KQED. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Supreme Court just decided a case concerning redistricting in … Continue reading What is Gerrymandering?

Abercrombie & Islam

BUSINESS The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is hearing arguments in a lawsuit against the giant clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. The suit claims religious discrimination in not hiring a job applicant wearing hijab. (International Business Times) Learn more about varying interpretations of hijab and how secular governments have responded. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ … Continue reading Abercrombie & Islam

Supreme Court Gets a Pass(port)

GEOGRAPHY Zivotofsky v. Kerry is a U.S. Supreme Court case that has to do with two big, difficult issues in real-world geography: how the US government is allowed to make foreign policy and—in case that isn’t tough enough—the state of Jerusalem in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Good luck, justices. (Vox) Use our resources to navigate the physical and cultural geography of Jerusalem. Teachers, scroll all the way … Continue reading Supreme Court Gets a Pass(port)