FREEBIE: “Americans Protest, Pray After More Shootings” Discussion Starter
23 September 2016
Americans Protest, Pray After More Shootings In the News Charlotte, N.C.—Racial tensions escalated this week after black men in two more U.S. cities were shot and killed by police officers. Reactions varied dramatically, however: Violent riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, led to a national emergency..
Discussion Starter: Chinese Parents Camp Out on Campus
16 September 2016
In the News Shanghai, China—Hundreds of “love tents” pop up every fall on China’s university campuses, and the residents are parents, not students. Parents—and often extended family members—who travel long distances with their college freshmen often have difficulty finding accommodations. So universities have devised the..
Discussion Starter: 9/11 Kids Determined to Honor Parents
09 September 2016
In the News New York—On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, young people who lost a parent that day are displaying optimism and resilience. More than 3,000 children under the age of 18 lost a parent on September 11, 2001, and more than..
Discussion Starter: Quarterback Takes Heat for Taking Seat
02 September 2016
In the News Santa Clara, Calif.—To protest racial inequality and oppression, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the pre-game national anthem. Kaepernick, who’s biracial, says he’ll continue doing that until he feels “like that flag represents what it’s supposed to..
Discussion Starter: Lochte Charged With Fabricating Story
26 August 2016
In the News Gainesville, Fla.—The reputation of U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte took a dive after he “overexaggerated” a robbery story in Rio. Now Brazilian officials have charged the 12-time medalist with false reporting, which carries a penalty of up to six months in jail..