Life in a Refugee Camp

WORLD A new photography project is training refugee children to document their environment. See the world through their eyes in this photo gallery. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about Syrian refugee camps. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas What are refugees? Refugees are … Continue reading Life in a Refugee Camp

What Happened in Paris?

WORLD More than 125 people were killed, and nearly 100 critically injured in the largest terrorist attack in Europe in more than a decade. Here’s what we know, and what we don’t. (New York Times) Use our resources to learn more about Islamic State, the terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for the attacks. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s … Continue reading What Happened in Paris?

Who Is Fighting Whom in Syria?

POLITICS After years of civil war, Syria is now a country that lies in ruins. Thousands of people have died, millions have fled. With no end of the war in sight, groups continue to battle for control over large parts of the country. The Syrian government, ISIL, Kurdish factions, and several other rebel groups are still fighting for some of the most important parts of … Continue reading Who Is Fighting Whom in Syria?

Migrant Crisis Q&A

POLITICS Where are migrants coming from? Where are they going? What’s next? (BBC) What are refugees? Use our basic encyclopedic entry to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Many articles on the European Migrant Crisis distinguish between migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees. What is the difference? Read this article from USA Today for some … Continue reading Migrant Crisis Q&A

ISIS Targets Humanity’s Shared History

WORLD National Geographic Archaeology Fellow Fred Hiebert puts into perspective Islamic State’s recent, widely publicized destruction of artifacts and archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria. (National Geographic News) Learn why globe-traveling archaeologist Fred Hiebert thinks “being an educator” is the most exciting part of his job. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s … Continue reading ISIS Targets Humanity’s Shared History