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How Do We Stop Terrorism?

Do Now | January 23, 2015 | 44 Comments

How Do We Stop Terrorism?

As terrorist groups change, grow and new ones are created, how can the West defend itself? It’s a complicated landscape that is stretching intelligence and military forces and leaves us asking, “How can we stop terrorism?”

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The Last Leaf [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Arts in the Community | January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Last Leaf [Youth-Produced Short Film]

An animation that follows the plight of a few small creatures. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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More Than a Month: Three Resources for Exploring Cultural Acknowledgement

General | January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

More Than a Month: Three Resources for Exploring Cultural Acknowledgement

Let PBS LearningMedia help you prepare for Black History Month with an outstanding collection of resources. Begin with a briefing on the origins of this cultural heritage month with About Black History Month, a resource from the U.S. Department of State. Then dive into the history of the African American experience with classroom ready resources […]

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A Half-Century After March on Washington, Would Martin Luther King Be Satisfied?

News & Civics | January 21, 2015

A Half-Century After March on Washington, Would Martin Luther King Be Satisfied?

On August 28, 2013, thousands gathered on the National Mall to commemorate the 1963 march and the tremendous impact it had. Some of the featured speakers, though, noted that many of the demands have still not been met, particularly along economic lines.

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What Is Climate Change?

Science | January 21, 2015

What Is Climate Change?

Click on the interactive map above to see major climate zones in the United States. Within these zones there may be microclimates, areas where the climate differs from the surrounding climate.

There’s a lot of talk about climate change in the news, but it’s a topic that can be really hard …read more

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Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

6 -12 Science | January 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

Every year, millions of Americans come down with a case of the common cold, resulting in many missed days of school and work. Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?

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Despite Hottest Year on Record, Congress’ 170 Climate Deniers Not Breaking A Sweat

News & Civics | January 19, 2015

Despite Hottest Year on Record, Congress’ 170 Climate Deniers Not Breaking A Sweat

Frozen hair and polar vortexes aside, 2014 was the hottest year on record worldwide, according to recently released data from the Japan Meteorological Agency. In fact, 14 out of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000. Bottom line: climate change is happening; it’s as real as gravity.

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When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Do Now | January 16, 2015 | 309 Comments

When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Wednesday’s attack at the Paris office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is thought to have been the work of killers who believe cartoons can be so offensive that they justified the murder of 12 people. When should free speech be protected and why?

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Elements of Art: Color

Art School | January 16, 2015

Elements of Art: Color

Brush up on your knowledge of color in the sixth installment of our “Elements of Art ” series. By considering the vital and vibrant work of the Color Field painters of the 1950s and 60s, we can see how color is a worthy subject for an artwork all on it’s own.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement?

News & Civics | January 16, 2015

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement?

Although Monday is officially recognized as Martin Luther King Day, today is the civil rights leader’s actual birthday. Born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, King would have turned 86 today. How much do you actually know about him and the movement he led? (Article continues below quiz.)

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