WORLD Thousands of Central American people are journeying through Mexico to the United States. The influx of migrants may soon rival the surge of arrivals that sparked a border crisis in 2014. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why are so many Central American people fleeing their homes to come to the U.S.? In the “Northern … Continue reading Wave of Central American Migrants Approaches 2014 Crisis Levels
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?
WORLD A record 33.3 million people around the world had been internally displaced by conflict at the end of 2013—that’s 4.5 million more than 2012, an international report said this week. (Reuters) Use our mapping resources to better understand internally displaced people, refugees, and asylum-seekers. Discussion Ideas According to the Reuters article and the Norwegian Refugee Council, most internally displaced persons (IDPs) forced to migrate due … Continue reading Record Number of Internally Displaced Persons
WORLD The kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria has drawn global attention to the insurgent group Boko Haram, which President Barack Obama called “one of the worst regional or local terrorist organizations.” (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand the conflict in Nigeria. Discussion Ideas The great National Geographic News article explains Boko Haram, the group that claims to have kidnapped 276 … Continue reading What is Boko Haram?