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Tips for Teachers December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017
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Why China is a Time Bomb

The governments of many countries have tried to repress free speech among their peoples. What is China’s way of monitoring and limiting free speech? [China is using technology and social media to listen to

Tips for Teachers December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017
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Jerusalem at the Center of a Storm

Beside Israelis, who else claims that Jerusalem is their capital?

Where is the current location of the Palestinian government? [The Palestinian government is located in the city of

Tips for Teachers December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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Eat Like You are Going In for Surgery

Why would you want to prepare yourself as though you were about to have surgery?

What health benefits are provided …

Tips for Teachers December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017
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An Evil Man Dies — a War Goes On

Ali Abdullah Saleh was a corrupt and brutal ruler in Yemen for 33 years. What happened to him this past Monday?

Why have the U.S. and some other …

Tips for Teachers December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017
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Did Russia Try to Help Donald Trump Become President?

Many believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to interfere in the U.S. 2016 presidential election because he did not like Hillary Clinton. However, recent questions and charges are about whether …

Tips for Teachers December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017
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Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Jenné Claiborne, the author of the “Sweet Potato Soul” cookbook, says eating well is also about social justice and food access. She believes the food blacks have been eating for decades and decades has …

Tips for Teachers November 29, 2017

November 29, 2017
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Pope in Myanmar: Do Not Say “Rohingya”

Myanmar is a country of Buddhists. The Rohingya people who live in Myanmar are Muslims.  To what neighboring country have thousands of the Rohingya fled?

Both the …

Tips for Teachers November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017
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American No Longer Leading the World

Countries who have become allies in the effort to defeat ISIS in Iraq include Iraq, Iran, Russia and the U.S. True or false?

What is considered the worst refugee crisis since World War …

Tips for Teachers November 24, 2017

November 24, 2017
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Salt and Hight Blood Pressure are Partners

The recommended daily intake of salt for American adults is about 1⅛ teaspoons of salt. True or false? [True.]

Why should people reduce the amount of salt in their diet? [Consuming too much salt can result in hypertension (high blood pressure).

What damage can be done by hypertension? [Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.]

Why are restaurants a potential source of too much salt? [Restaurants use salt to put flavor in their dishes so people will enjoy their food.]

Experts suggest that you put the salt on your food and that if you do, you will likely put less on.  What do readers think?

Which part of the human body processes sodium? [Our kidneys process sodium.]

Tips for Teachers November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017
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America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

The H-1B Visa Program can make it easier for foreigners to come to America. Who is this program intended to help? [The program is targeted to American employers who face a shortage of skilled


Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round....

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a...

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high...

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...


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