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Aid granted to Yugoslavia Aid granted to Yugoslavia

As students learn about international aid to Yugoslavia, they can consider whether such aid should be tied to political actions of a country in need.
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Hurricane season predicted to be more intense Hurricane season predicted to be more intense

Students can explore what happens when a hurricane occurs and support or refute scientists' claims a major climate shift may mean a return to a period of increased numbers of major hurricanes.
· Lightning strikes
· Tiny creature may be man's relative


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U.S., Mexico border a 'new frontier' U.S., Mexico border a 'new frontier'

Explain the risks and federal policies associated with the illegal immigration of Mexicans into the United States.
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· Trafficking in humans


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The U.S. economy: Where is it headed? The U.S. economy: Where is it headed?

Students can learn about what factors influence economic policies in the United States and make predictions about the economy for the coming six months.
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· Fed cuts interest rates again


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High blood pressure study High blood pressure study

Students can develop a plan for young adults to help prevent cardiovascular disease.
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India's 'monkey man' India's 'monkey man'

What causes mass hysteria? Challenge students to determine how a rumor, such as the monkey man myth, begins and how it perpetuates.
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Manatee protection Manatee protection

Identify the criteria used to designate a species as endangered or threatened. Is the manatee still endangered?
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Crunching the numbers Crunching the numbers

Use Riverdeep.net's Must-See TV to have students conduct their own Nielsen Ratings.
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European superstate? European superstate?

Students will examine the changes in Europe's political map over the last 150 years and analyze the political, social and economic influences for a European superstate.
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