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Current Events Case Studies with Helpful Links

Terrorism: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the U.S. 


Have students write a White House Brief using a resource like “Backgrounders” from the Council on Foreign Relations to summarize for the President who ISIS is and potential solutions. Work in how to write thesis statements, topic sentences, and supporting paragraph tips.

Turkey: Where East Meets West

ALL-STAR TEACHER TIP: Use the CIA World Factbook to get students making a simple infographic or concept diagram about 1) the history of Turkey 2) it’s geographic significance between East and West 3) and its relationship with the United States.

Engaging U.S. Documentary Series 

"What Happens Next" follows technologists building a new means of global exchange; workers taking up revolutionary tools; and farmers preparing for a changing climate.


"Dark States" visits three American cities and examines a uniquely devastating human crisis in each.


"America Revealed" explores the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work.

"Untold America" is a series about underrepresented, forgotten and misunderstood communities in the U.S.

"We the Economy" aims to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy.


"How We Got To Now" reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible.

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