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Europe

The Unseen Reality of Air Pollution

The most dangerous effects of air pollution often go unseen. The city of London has implemented numerous measures to mitigate rising air pollution. But, has it done enough?

Today, Explained: Democracy Dies in Daylight

Democracies can fall many ways: military coups, assassinations, mass protests. But what does it look like when a democracy quietly backslides into autocracy?

Finding Home

Following the lives of four Syrian refugee mothers and their babies from the day these women gave birth through their newborns’ all-important milestones: first smiles, first meals, first steps.

Traces of Exile

As 21st century refugees cross Europe with their smartphones, they've left behind a trail of digital breadcrumbs documenting their exile.

The End of Europe

Examining the cultural, historical, and political meanings of Europe by traveling along its geographical border with Asia.

Are Refugees Welcome in Europe?

The crisis in Europe has created entire towns of refugees in rural Germany and prompted an epidemic of xenophobic arson attacks across the country.

The Italian Roma

This investigation into the lifestyles, struggles and cultures of the Roma people living in Rome examines how the Italian government—and citizens—treat the Roma population.

Meet Paul Salopek

Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.

Meet Tim Judah

Scotland is expected to hold a referendum within the next two years on independence from the United Kingdom. Pulitzer Center grantee Tim Judah reports on the implications of a split.

'Traces of Exile' SECCA Installation Preview

Tomas van Houtryve set out on the refugee trail following the digital breadcrumbs left by migrants along the way. A preview of the video installation featured at SECCA's Dispatches exhibit.

News Bites and Lesson Plan of the Week: The Future of Ireland

This week's news bite lesson explores the challenges facing Ireland in the face of the 100-year anniversary of Easter Rising, a rebellion that planted seeds for Ireland's ultimate division into the primarily Catholic Republic of Ireland in the south and primarily Protestant Northern Ireland, which remains part of the United Kingdom.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.

Language and Nationalism

This lesson will help students apply knowledge of language to understand how it functions in different cultures and contexts.

Language Matters!

Various standards-aligned lessons to support student learning around the importance of language diversity.

Libya After Liberation

Students will debate what policy Italy should implement when dealing with the migrants from Libya after their role in overthrowing Gaddafi.

The Impact of 'Polish Gold'

Students will learn about the effects of burning coal in Poland and apply their analyses of the articles to create a presentation that they feel will best support advocacy for coal regulation.