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Danger Zone

March 23, 2018

On March 7, the Japanese volcano Mount Shinmoedake had its largest eruption since 2011. Billows of smoke and ash filled the sky at heights of up to 7,500 feet, grounding dozens of flights at a nearby airport. For a few…

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Countdown to Day Zero

March 2, 2018

Late into the night, people in Cape Town, South Africa, line up to collect water from a spring. They approach the spigot one by one, filling plastic bottles. On this day, each person can take up to 13 gallons. Security…

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Olympic Unity

February 23, 2018

When South Korea hosted the Olympics, in 1988, North Korea refused to attend. Now it’s a different story. This time, North Korea has sent 22 athletes to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympics. “[The Olympics] are hopefully opening…

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G5-6 Text Set: Refuge Seekers

August 30, 2019

People around the world flee their homes to find safety for themselves and their families. Some are even forced to leave. They must leave behind all they know, often with only the things they can carry. This text set explores…

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Tracing the Journey Video

September 9, 2017

Watch this video as an optional extension activity for the refugee text set.

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The Syrians Next Door

December 16, 2016

As the plane descends over farm fields in Des Moines, Iowa, Ghazweh Aljabooli reaches for her daughter Hala, 6. Ghazweh, her husband, Adbul Fattah Tameem, and their five children—Nazeer, 15; Sedra, 13; Haidar, 11; and twins Hala and Mutaz—are on…

Health

This Hospital Soars

September 9, 2016

Elisa Urruchi is a nurse at a very special eye hospital. It has the best surgical equipment available. It also has a classroom, where doctors and nurses can learn about sight-saving procedures. But what makes the hospital truly unique is…

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