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Hey Russia, Stay Out of Crimea!

Do Now Round-Ups | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hey Russia, Stay Out of Crimea!

Last week, students across the nation explored the political issues behind the current conflict in Ukraine in our #DoNowUkraine post. We asked students What risks does Ukraine face by overthrowing its democratically elected leader? When does a foreign country receive the right to interfere in another country’s internal affairs? When do people have the right to overthrow their democratically elected government?

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Should Ukrainians Have Ousted Their Democratically Elected Leader?

Do Now: Government and Civics | March 8, 2014 | 414 Comments

Should Ukrainians Have Ousted Their Democratically Elected Leader?

When do people have the right to overthrow their democratically elected government? What risks does Ukraine face by overthrowing its democratically elected leader? When does a foreign country receive the right to interfere in another country’s internal affairs?

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We Need to Do More to Help Veterans

Do Now Round-Ups | November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

We Need to Do More to Help Veterans

Last week, students across the nation discussed ways America should help veterans escape homelessness in our #DoNowVets post. We asked students How can we prevent veterans from being homeless? Whose responsibility is it to help them? Homelessness has become a growing issue in America since the mid-eighties. However, many Americans may be shocked to find that veterans are a part of the growing number of homeless people.

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How Can We Prevent Veterans From Being Homeless?

Do Now | November 8, 2013 | 43 Comments

How Can We Prevent Veterans From Being Homeless?

Homelessness is not simply a person without a place to sleep at night. As Steve Peck, CEO of U.S. Vets writes in his article in the Huffington Post, “homelessness is the end result of a whole series of events that result in diminished capacity, loss of self-determination, most often loss of employment, loss of family, isolation, poverty, and lack of self-esteem, all leading to inability to pay for housing.”

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The History of U.S. Presidents Calling for Military Action

News & Civics | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The History of U.S. Presidents Calling for Military Action

When President Obama recently made his case for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, it was a sober reminder of the Commander-in-chief’s authority to send America’s armed forces into battle.

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Should the U.S. Military Intervene in Syria?

Do Now: Government and Civics | August 30, 2013 | 147 Comments

Should the U.S. Military Intervene in Syria?

The conflict in Syria grew out of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, when Syrians peacefully demonstrated against Mr. Assad, who succeeded his father Hafez al-Assad, as president. This family had held the presidency for 40 years. Protesters demanded democratic reforms and the Syrian government unleashed security forces on demonstrators, killing many protesters and igniting a movement made up of secular rebels who aligned with the Free Syrian Army, and rebel militias, the most powerful of which are radical Islamist groups.

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Do Now Round Up: North Korea

Do Now Round-Ups | April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: North Korea

Last week’s KQED Do Now investigated North Korea’s threat to attack their neighbors and even the United States. In recent years, North Korea has made several threats to develop and deploy nuclear weapons on countries like South Korea, Japan, and even the United States. These type of threats were never met with major concern as […]

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Do Now #72: North Korea’s Threat of Attack

Do Now | April 5, 2013 | 246 Comments

Do Now #72: North Korea’s Threat of Attack

How do you think the U.S. should respond to North Korea’s threat to deploy nuclear weapons on its neighbors and even the United States? Why? Is this a credible threat?

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Do Now #64: Why are Drones So Controversial?

Do Now | February 15, 2013 | 148 Comments

Do Now #64: Why are Drones So Controversial?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now How do you feel about drones? Should they or shouldn’t they be used? Should there be […]

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Do Now Round Up: Syria Internet Shutdown

Do Now Round-Ups | December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Syria Internet Shutdown

On Thursday, November 29, Internet and cell phone service throughout almost all of Syria was shut down. The service disruption continued through Friday, forcing an airport closure. The Syrian government has been widely suspected of disabling service, although President Bashar al-Assad, claimed that it was “terrorists” cut the cable. The shutdown marks another chapter in […]

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