FREEBIE: “Gabby Douglas Deals With Social Media Criticism” Discussion Starter
19 August 2016
In the News Rio de Janeiro—In addition to a disappointing showing at the Summer Olympics, U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas also faced harsh words online. People criticized her appearance, her stance during the national anthem, and even her level of support for her teammates. They started..
FREEBIE: “U.S. Swimmer Blasts Foe for Doping” Discussion Starter
12 August 2016
In the News Rio de Janeiro—After calling out a Russian rival who’d served a 16-month suspension for doping, U.S. swimmer Lilly King received both praise and criticism this week. The dustup started when Russian Yulia Efimova—who was loudly booed—raised a finger in victory after winning..
FREEBIE: “Satan Clubs Launched as After-School Alternative” Discussion Starter
05 August 2016
In the News Salem, Mass.— Citing a need to “counterbalance” extracurricular options at public schools, a group called the Satanic Temple is launching a nationwide After School Satan Club. It’s a response to the Good News Club, an evangelical Christian group that has more than..
Discussion Starter: Rapper Urges Christians to Address Racial Injustice
25 July 2016
In the News Atlanta—As America tackles the tough problems of racial inequality and violence, rapper Lecrae wants fellow Christians to take action. The Grammy winner, an African American who survived a rough childhood and became a Christian in college, has gained a large following among..
Discussion Starter: Pokemon Go Craze Sparks Movement, Mishaps
15 July 2016
In the News Washington, D.C.—In what’s being called the future of gaming, Pokemon Go players are using smartphones to “capture” digital creatures at real-life locations. The free game uses augmented reality to blend digital images with someone’s view of the real world. Since its July..