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Should We Require Vaccinations?

Do Now | February 20, 2015 | 160 Comments

Should We Require Vaccinations?

Measles is a highly contagious but also preventable disease. Recently there’s been an outbreak of measles that has spread to 17 states and affected more than 140 people. Should we require vaccinations?

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For Millions of Undocumented, Fate Still Foggy After Judge Halts Immigration Programs [Interactive Population Map]

News & Civics | February 20, 2015

For Millions of Undocumented, Fate Still Foggy After Judge Halts Immigration Programs [Interactive Population Map]

Things got all the more confusing for America’s 11 million-plus undocumented immigrants when a federal judge on Monday blocked President Obama’s recent executive actions to defer millions of deportations.

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He Don’t Make Junk [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

He Don’t Make Junk [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A boy is unsure of his worth after his foster mother tragically passes away and leaves him with an abusive foster father. 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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What Happens When Wood Burns?

Science | February 19, 2015

What Happens When Wood Burns?

What happens when wood burns? In this animated explainer, learn about the chemistry of combustion.

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How to Create Funny Memes About Issues That Matter

Digital Tools | February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Create Funny Memes About Issues That Matter

How do you share important ideas in the digital world? This Educast installment examines the relationship between text and image and how you can use humor to make a point on issues that matter.

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How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Terrorist groups of many origins are proliferating all around the world. We are periodically reminded of this threat when tragic events occur like the recent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France. View what students had to say when asked, “As terrorist groups grow, fragment and proliferate, how do we stop terrorism? “

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The Keeling Curve Explained

Science | February 18, 2015

The Keeling Curve Explained

The Keeling Curve is one of the most compelling pieces of scientific evidence that shows that carbon dioxide (CO2) is accumulating in our atmosphere. Click on the red circles in the interactive to learn more about the Keeling Curve, which plots CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere over time.

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The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

News & Civics | February 17, 2015

The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

Since the start of 2015, over 120 measles cases have been reported in 17 states, most stemming from a December outbreak at Disneyland in Southern California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here’s a breakdown of the history of the anti-vaccine movement.

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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos?

6 -12 Science | February 17, 2015 | 20 Comments

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos?

The UK recently voted to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification, which has been dubbed the “three-person embryo” law. Should we modify DNA in human eggs or embryos in order to prevent disease?

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Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful?

Do Now | February 13, 2015 | 126 Comments

Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful?

Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months from his anchor chair at NBC Nightly News after it was revealed that he lied about an incident that he said happened in Iraq. Why is it important for journalists to be truthful?

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