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Tips for Teachers October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020
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Donald Trump is a Demagogue

The essay says that Donald Trump appeals to the emotional side of people and that he does not ask them to use their thinking abilities. What do readers think of this criticism?

George Floyd was a black man in Minneapolis who suffocated at the hands of a police...

Tips for Teacher September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020
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America: What is Going On3

When Donald Trump ran for president, he vowed to “Make America Great Again.” The article stresses that Trump meant it was he who could make America great again. What do readers think about what Trump meant?

Some of the rules of free trade are not fair. America has...

Tips for Teachers September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020
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A Century Apart, Workers Still Die in Factory Fires

The New York City Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911 had some important consequences.  What were they?

What would owners do if the...

Tips for Teachers September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020
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Life in a Devastated World

When a worker loses his/her low paying job, it may mean that there is no money to bring home, no income to buy food, and no food in the house. Can readers think of any other “consequences” that may occur?

Things are always hard...

Tips for Teachers September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020
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The Coronavirus in One Photo

A man sitting in a pub with a timer.

In what country and city is the pub?

 What was one intent of the man who took the photo? [He wanted to show...

Tips for Teachers September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020
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If You Think it is Bad in the U.S., Try Living With Your Neighbors in Guyana

Guyana has struck oil and now is the fastest growing economy in the world. True or false?

 From where, and under what conditions, did the Indo-Guyanese people come to...

Tips for Teachers September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020
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Vape and Smoke At Your Own Coronavirus Risk

Scientists warn against the use of e-cigarettes. Why?

A doctor said, “There is no doubt that...

Tips for Teachers September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020
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If You Think the U.S. is Bad, Try Being a Woman in Afghanistan

Thousands of Afghan women have moved into jobs and public roles in Afghanistan. True or false?

America came to Afghanistan to defeat al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Why? [The Taliban gave al-Qaeda a base from which to...


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