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The Crisis With Children Crossing the Border

The Crisis With Children Crossing the Border | Current Events | Scoop.it
The number of children crossing the U.S. border alone has doubled since last year. Answers to key questions on the crisis.
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Current Events | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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What Really Killed William Henry Harrison?

What Really Killed William Henry Harrison? | Current Events | Scoop.it
The accepted wisdom is that the shortest-serving president developed pneumonia after delivering a long Inaugural Address in cold weather. But that might not be true.
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Historians and doctors don't have all the answers. Encourage students to ask questions!

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9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask | Current Events | Scoop.it
Yes, the first question is "What is Ukraine?"
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With President’s Departure, Ukraine Looks Toward a Murky Future

With President’s Departure, Ukraine Looks Toward a Murky Future | Current Events | Scoop.it
Gone along with President Viktor F. Yanukovych was any trace of a Friday peace deal that had sought to freeze the country’s tumult.
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300 Years of Embattled Crimea History in 6 Maps

300 Years of Embattled Crimea History in 6 Maps | Current Events | Scoop.it
Crimea has been invaded many times before, as these historical maps show.
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Infographic: Get to Know the EU

Infographic: Get to Know the EU | Current Events | Scoop.it
The EU is about so much more than the economic crisis that has dominated recent headlines-check out the Delegation's new infographic on what the EU is, how it works, and more.
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Behind the Olympics: Teaching About Russia in the Putin Era

Behind the Olympics: Teaching About Russia in the Putin Era | Current Events | Scoop.it
In this lesson we offer a range of teaching ideas designed to help students understand the vast, multifaceted country behind the Sochi Olympics.
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West Virginia Chemical Spill Poses Unknown Threat to the Environment

West Virginia Chemical Spill Poses Unknown Threat to the Environment | Current Events | Scoop.it
Scant data available on spilled chemical, raising concerns about its long-term ecological effects.
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Bitcoin: The virtual currency built on math, hope and hype | PCWorld

Bitcoin: The virtual currency built on math, hope and hype | PCWorld | Current Events | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's sharp rise in value this year has many questioning whether the virtual currency is sustainable in the long term
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Welcome | Teaching Copyright

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This series of lessons helps teachers and students wade through copyright issues. Not all downloads are illegal and educators and students need to know the difference.
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The Disintegration of the Iraqi State Has Its Roots in World War I

The Disintegration of the Iraqi State Has Its Roots in World War I | Current Events | Scoop.it
Created by European powers, the nation of Iraq may be buckling under the pressure of trying to unite three distinct ethnic groups
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The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene

The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene | Current Events | Scoop.it
84% of Americans are unable to locate Ukraine on a world map; those that can't are more likely to support military intervention.
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Is history repeating itself in Crimea? | PBS NewsHour

Is history repeating itself in Crimea? | PBS NewsHour | Current Events | Scoop.it
The Russian Navy agreed to pull out of the Black Sea around Crimea on March 30. Not March 30, 2014, but 158 years ago in 1856. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reflects on the history of the region that is again at the center of a geopolitical crisis. Continue reading →
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Word in the News: Cold War

Word in the News: Cold War | Current Events | Scoop.it
The phrase has been around since the 1930s, but it's taken on new life as Russia's relations with the West plummet.
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Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine | Current Events | Scoop.it
Current Events Teaching ideas based on New York Times content. See all in Current Events » See all lesson plans » Overview | Why is Ukraine experiencing so much political unrest? What role do Russia, Europe and the United States play in the turmoil? How did this conflict begin, and how will it end? If you watched the Winter Olympics over the past two weeks, you saw that Russia pulled off world-class athletic competitions and dazzling opening and closing ceremonies in Sochi. But by the end of the
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Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine | Current Events | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will learn about the political and economic crisis consuming Ukraine, first by getting an overview of the basic facts and then by digging deeper in small research groups.
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All Balkans Home :: Balkan Insight

Find the latest Balkan news and analysis. Breaking news on the Balkan's economy, politics, business, entertainment, arts and culture.
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Virginia Textbooks To Recognize S. Korea's 'East Sea' Claim

Virginia Textbooks To Recognize S. Korea's 'East Sea' Claim | Current Events | Scoop.it
Lawmakers voted to approve "East Sea" as an alternative name for the Sea of Japan.
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Net neutrality gets a kick in the teeth | ZDNet

Net neutrality gets a kick in the teeth | ZDNet | Current Events | Scoop.it
A US court has ruled against the FCC's Open Internet regulations, putting the future of net neutrality completely up in the air.
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C-SPAN Classroom | Free Primary Source Materials For Social Studies Teachers

C-SPAN Classroom | Free Primary Source Materials For Social Studies Teachers | Current Events | Scoop.it
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Saving Relics, Afghans Defy the Taliban

Saving Relics, Afghans Defy the Taliban | Current Events | Scoop.it
At the National Museum of Afghanistan, the most important objects smashed by the Taliban have been reassembled, and looted treasures have also been returned.
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The diminishing productivity of Congress, in one chart

The diminishing productivity of Congress, in one chart | Current Events | Scoop.it
Congress has done a whole lot of nothing this year. It's part of a broader trend in recent years.
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