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Pulitzer Center Update March 31, 2016

News Bites and Lesson of the Week: Refugees and Extremism

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What drives young people to go and fight in Syria? How are governments trying to stop them, and does...

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Sudanese refugees look over a balcony on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan. Image by Alice Su. Jordan, 2015.

Dear Educators,

News Bite 4, "Is There a Link Between Refugees and Extremists?"

Last night, Las Vegas hosted the latest Republican presidential debate. And as you know, one particularly contentious topic for American political candidates these days is the issue of refugees. Who should be responsible for making sure they are relocated safely? What are the best ways to go about that? And, as Alice Su wrote for us in a blog post a few weeks ago, what is the link -- if any -- between these refugees and violent extremism?

Lesson of the Week 4, "The Debate Over Sanctions in Iran: How Does a Journalist Respond to Conflicting Points of View?"

Our featured Lesson of the Week is "The Debate Over Sanctions in Iran: How Does a Journalist Respond to Conflicting Points of View?" by our curriculum developer Fareed Mostoufi.

A review on what this weekly email is all about:

Ninety percent of you have told us that you regularly use current events in your classroom. So we'll feature a small "News Bite," which will contain one piece of Pulitzer Center journalism content—an article, photograph, podcast or short film—that relates to something in the news that week, as well as a brief lesson outline and a few guiding questions. We're hoping these News Bites will be an easy way for you to access fresh, topical content. We'll also include an in-depth "Lesson of the Week," written either by a Pulitzer Center staff member or curriculum developer or a member of our Educators' Community, on any subject.

As always, we're eager for your suggestions. Let us know what you think.

Very best,
Mark and Amanda

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