Photo Credits

Grade 6


Facing Fear BananaStock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Need for Speed?: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
Are Infants Afraid of Heights?: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Migraines: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
How your worst fears stack up against reality: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
What Frightens America’s Youth?: ©Elmer Frederick Fischer/Corbis
The Science of Choking Under Pressure: ©Corbis
5 Fears Mentally Strong People Face Head-On: ©Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Dr. Maya Angelou on Overcoming Fear: ©Dennis MacDonald/Alamy
How Cliff Diving Works: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
The science of stage fright (and how to overcome it):
You Can’t Sleep While Traveling Because Your Brain Acts Like a Dolphin’s: Comstock Images/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
What Is Cliff Diving?: Brand X Pictures / Getty Images
How MRI Works: ©Corbis
What Really Scares People: Top 10 Phobias: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
One day, you might be able to banish your biggest fears with a pill: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Here’s the Science Behind the World’s Rarest and Weirdest Phobias: ©g-stockstudio/Shutterstock
Dr. Maya Angelou, Poet: ©B&Y Photography/Alamy
13 Scariest Freshwater Animals: Juniors Bildarchiv/Alamy
Tarantula and Bug Petting Zoos Help People Conquer Fears: ©81a/Alamy
The Real Reason That Going to the Doctor Gives You Anxiety: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Animal Intelligence ©Digital Vision/Getty Images

Citizen scientists contribute to dog research: Don Mason/Blend images/Getty Images
The CIA’s Most Highly-Trained Spies Weren’t Even Human: ©Corbis
Does Your Dog Really Love You?: Comstock/Getty Images
Are Pigs as Smart as Dogs, and Does It Really Matter?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Elephants Have a Special Alarm Sound: ‘Humans! Run!’: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
How Guide Dogs Work: ©iStockphoto.com
Canine combat vet guards Pentagon halls: Photodisc/Getty Images
Flamingos Apply “Makeup” to Impress Mates: ©Purestock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How Animal Camouflage Works: ©Jim Keir/Alamy
Animals Take Over Cities During Self-Isolation: ©by AJ Brustein/Moment Open/Getty
Elephants Outwit Humans During Intelligence Test: Richard van Kesteren/Alamy
A Song for the Horse Nation: ©Fadyukhin/iStockphoto.com
18 Really Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Humpback Whales: Creatas / Getty Images
Animal Intelligence: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Can animals be deceptive?: ©James Jordan Photography/Moment/Getty Images
First Proof That Wild Animals Really Can Communicate With Us: © searagen / Alamy
Elephants Give a Helping Trunk: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’: Stockdisc/Getty Images
Smart vultures never, ever cross the Spain-Portugal border. Why?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.: ©Cybernesco/iStockphoto.com

Dealing with Disaster ©Corbis

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History: ©GoJo024/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
About Pet and Disaster Safety: ©Ermolaev Alexander/Shutterstock
Bert the Turtle Ducks and Covers: National Archives and Records Administration
In Eastern Alabama, communities reel from tornado’s “annihilation”: ©D. Falconer/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Michael McDaniel: Cheap, Effective Shelter for Disaster Relief: Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Huntington
How social media is helping Nepal rebuild after two big earthquakes: ©Martin Gillespie/Shutterstock
A Desk That Can Take a Ton of Earthquake Rubble: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Massive Fire Engulfs Beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris: ©Corbis
10 Worst Things to Donate After a Disaster: Artville/Getty Images
In 5 to 10 years, robots will deal with disasters, not humans: Mick Roessler/Corbis
What Would Happen If Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Erupted?: ©Idamini/Alamy
Several Quakes of 3.5 Magnitude or Greater Shook California This Week: ©irin717/iStock/Getty Images
Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up: ©maiteali/iStockphoto.com
What Will Really Happen When San Andreas Unleashes the Big One?: ©FEMA News Photo/Federal Emergency Management Agency
Dramatic Video Shows Deadly Tsunami Hitting Greenland: ©oversnap/iStockphoto.com
Thousands Left Homeless in Bangladeshi Capital after Fire Burns Hundreds of Shanties: ©nielsdesign/iStock/Getty Images
Be Red Cross Ready: TRBfoto/PhotoDisc/Getty Images
Earthquakes, Megaquakes, and the Movies: Lights! Cameras! Disaster!: ©STILLFX/Shutterstock
Floods, Fires, Storms are Fodder for Centuries of Poems: ©Corbis
Natural disasters — statistics & facts: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Making Your Voice Heard ©Alvaro Ortiz/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Stylized Fairy Tales Inspired Sandra Cisneros’ Cross-Cultural Voice: ©Corbis
A promising test for pancreatic cancer . . . from a teenager: ©olivier/Shutterstock
What Is Fashion?: ©Pop Paul-Catalin/Shutterstock
Not Up for Debate—Southside student is national champion: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The not-so-secret life of a TikTok-famous teen: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Illegal Wildlife Trade: ©feraru nicolae/Fotolia
A Jazzed-Up Langston Hughes: ©Getty Images
The hidden power of smiling: Comstock/Getty Images
This ASL interpreter steals the show at rap concerts: Rubberball/Getty Images
Watch: Quarantined Italians are singing their hearts out. It’s beautiful.: ©Corbis
Nelson Mandela: Photodisc/Getty Images
Write your story, change history: ©bo1982/iStockphoto.com
Why Are Shirt Buttons on Different Sides for Men and Women?: Stockdisc/Getty Images
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, “Mother of the Everglades”: ©John Anderson/Fotolia
Fighting big farm pollution with a tiny plant: ZenShui/Michele Constantini/Getty Images
Why Introverts Can Be Great Leaders: Photodisc/Getty Images
Egypt’s Oldest Known Art Identified, Is 15,000 Years Old: Karl Weatherly/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Power of Journaling: ©BlueSkyImage/Shutterstock
High-tech approach to taming New Mexico’s wild horses: ©mariait/Shutterstock
Syrians Speak Out Through Their Art: Dmytro Tolokonov/Alamy

Decisions That Matter ©Radius Images/Alamy

The Real Story of Revere’s Ride: Photodisc/Getty Images
How do we make decisions?: ©Rich Legg/iStockphoto.com
Report on Desegregation in the Schools of Alabama, September 9, 1963: Comstock/Getty Images
What If: Britain and France Had Not Appeased Hitler in 1938?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Montgomery elected its first black mayor in 200 years. This is why it matters: ©Blend Images - Hill Street Studios/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school: ©Zurijeta/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Are we in control of our own decisions?: ©Corbis
Biologists Could Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. But Should They?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Brain Confidence: How Our Neurons Make Decisions: ©gecko753/Getty Images/iStockphoto.com
How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountable: ©Hi-Story/Alamy
The Desegregation of Sturgis High School:
1969 Alcatraz Takeover “changed the whole course of history”: ©Jeff Dalton/Shutterstock
The Flight 93 National Memorial Park: Alan Becker/PhotoDisc/Getty Images
An Act of Courage: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Marie Curie: ©fStop/Alamy
The Real Story of Revere’s Ride: ©Photodisc/Alamy
Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
News and America’s Kids: ©Hiya Images/Corbis
9/11 hero’s actions become a lesson in character: ©Corbis
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1985: ©C. Lee/PhotoLinkPhotodisc/Getty Images

What Tales Tell The Palma Collection/Getty Images

Coatlicue: ©Tandemich/Dreamstime
Odysseus’ Ship: Stephen Frink/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
Rick Riordan: Mythology for middle school: ©Authors Image/Alamy
Rainsticks and Folklore: ©Dani Simmonds/Shutterstock
Rings, dwarves, elves, and dragons: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Old Norse influences:
A Life Lived in a Rapidly Changing World: Samuel L. Clemens, 1835 – 1910: Folio/Alamy
Real Landscapes of the Great Flood Myths: ©pedrobingham/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
The Curse of King Tut: Facts & Fable: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Trojan War: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why the Story of Cinderella Endures and Resonates: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Japanese ‘Prince’ Was Switched at Birth and Raised a Pauper: ©Corbis
Secrets of the Dead: The Real Trojan Horse: ©Anibal Trejo/Fotolia
Fairy-Tale Adaptations: It’s Ever After, All Right: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Eight female authors your class should know for the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s “Emma”: ©AmandaLewis/iStockphoto.com
Shared Stories: Common themes in myths and legends across cultures: ©Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Getty Images
Greek Myths Have Scary Ideas About Robots and A.I.: ©Ociacia/Shutterstock
Greek Mythology: ©Vava Vladimir Jovanovic/Shutterstock
Best children’s books with wishes: REB Images/Blend Images/Corbis
Top 8 Special Animals in Greek Mythology: ©Comstock/Comstock Images/Getty Images
20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors: ©Fancy/Alamy

Grade 7


Bold Actions

The Red Tail Squadron: Honoring Tuskegee Airmen: [none provided:] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Photo Shoot
Why I’m rowing across the Pacific: ©Corbis
Is it more difficult for vegans to push themselves to physical extremes?: ©Martin Gillespie/Shutterstock
Are polar bear plunges good for you?: 157179753.jpg
Mountain Biking in the North Pole: ©Corbis
How Wingsuit Flying Works: Darryl Leniuk/Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Defiant Ones: ©Image Source/Getty Images
Teen Climber Survives Deadly Everest Avalanche: ©Shutterstock
7 Things Really Bold People Do: ©Creativa/Shutterstock
What makes a hero?: ©Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock
Nik Wallenda completes wire walk across Chicago skyline: ©Ffooter/Fotolia
Scott Jurek: Eat & Run: ©Shutterstock
50 Years After Sparking a Revolution, an Icon Runs Boston Again: ©Comstock/Getty Images
UK Teen Wins Mongol Derby, World’s Longest Horse Race: Getty Images
Erik Weihenmayer shows once again that barriers can be broken with ambition: Photodisc/Getty Images
Around the world…the hard way…: ©thp73/iStockphoto.com
Six Female Explorers Who Took Adventure Into Their Own Hands: ©Henn Photography/cultura/Corbis
Zach Hodskins, One-Handed Basketball Player, Gets Shot at College Team: Getty Images
Girl helps paramedics through sign language skills: Photodisc/Getty Images
Women Explorers: ©Vova Shevchuk/Shutterstock

Perception and Reality

Extraordinary Artist Stephen Wiltshire Sees Cities Once, Draws Detailed Panoramas From Memory: ©Corbis
Why do we see illusions?: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Corbis
23 Positive Subliminal Messages in Everyday Life: ©Corbis
What is a Mental Map?: ©Getty Images
Dual Axis Illusion named the Best Illusion of 2019: ©Oleksiy Fedorov/Kalium/Age Fotostock
Imagination Can Change What We Hear and See: ©rolffimages/Fotolia
A street magician’s tricks make everyday technology magical and mysterious: ©Corbis
Stereotypes Can Fuel Teen Misbehavior: Moment/Cultura Creative/Alamy
Truth vs. Perception vs. Reality: ©Duncan Smith/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Your Brain Sometimes Hears Sounds That Don’t Exist: ©VLADGRIN/Shutterstock
The size of your brain’s visual center affects how you see the world: ©Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock
We See Colors Differently Based On Season: Martin Ruegner/Getty Images
How your eyes trick your mind: ©Mark Grenier/Shutterstock
The Most Amazing Optical Illusions (and How They Work): ©fotoadrenalina/iStockphoto.com
Animation basics: The optical illusion of motion: ©Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Your Warped Perception of Time: Radius Images/Corbis
Japanese tour firm offers virtual reality holidays – with a first-class seat: Getty Images Royalty Free
Dalston House: Where Every Visitor Becomes Spider-Man: ©PMac Imagery - Travel/Alamy
Memory contaminates perception: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Nature of Natural: What We See in the Upside-Down Trees: Odilon Dimier/PhotoAlto/Getty Images

Nature at Work

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
10 natural wonders in the United States that set records: Robert Glusic/Corbis
El Niño: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Awesome Animals: The Piglet Squid: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
How Two Big Earthquakes Triggered 16,000 More in Southern California: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
What is a Green Roof?: ©Stephanie Friedman/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Underdogs: The Bloodhound’s Amazing Sense of Smell: ©Per Dahl/Getty Images Royalty Free
What’s it like to live without nature?: ©Christopher Meder/Shutterstock
15 Examples of the Most Epic Metamorphoses from Youth to Adult: ROM/imagebroker/Alamy
Dogs are working to save the world’s endangered species: ©Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock
Nature: Now Showing on TV: ©Corbis
Why are there so many arches at Arches?: Nicholas Pitt/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Less Algae, Not Clearer Water, Keeps Tahoe Blue: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A Chinese perspective on Autumn: ©Photolibrary
The allure of fluorescence in the ocean: ©Hannu Viitanen/Hemera/Getty Images
National Parks: ©Darren J. Bradley/Shutterstock
The Amazon Basin: Philip Coblentz ©Brand X Pictures
The Curiosity of Animal Camouflage: ©EW CHEE GUAN/Fotolia
15 striking photos from the best wildlife photographers of the year: ©Shutterstock
Calculate Your Dog’s Age With This New, Improved Formula: ©Michael Pettigrew/Shutterstock

Risk and Exploration

Pursuing the Impossible, and Coming Out on Top: ©Focus_on_Nature/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Kepler Discovers Solar System’s Ancient ‘Twin’: ©Kirill Putchenko/iStockphoto.com
Beyond: What drives the urge to explore?: National Archives and Records Administration
Cold-water coral reef found in Irish waters is deepest yet: ©Corbis
Apollo 11 tribute features stunning projections onto Washington Monument: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images
Why We Explore: ©Mike Brown/Fotolia
Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance: ©Getty Images
2015 Emerging Explorers: ©Stocktrek Images/Getty Images
Where’s left to explore on Earth?: ©Lane V. Erickson/Shutterstock
Five Kitchen Objects Inspired by Nasa: ©adpePhoto/Shutterstock
Mars Curiosity Rover: Pixtal/SuperStock
Amelia Earhart didn’t die in a plane crash, investigators say: Photodisc/Getty Images
Why bother leaving the house?: ©Chase Jarvis/Photodisc/Getty Images
Check out the United Arab Emirates’ plans for building a Martian city—on Earth: ©Omar Dakhane/Moment RF/Getty Images
Oceanic Trouble? Summon These Aquanauts!: Stephen Frink/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
John F. Kennedy: The Space Program: National Archives and Records Administration
Under Arctic Ice: Kate Karrberg/Johner Images/Alamy
What are the dangers of living on Mars?: ©Purestock/Alamy
In a First, Gravitational Waves Linked to Neutron Star Crash:
The Most Mind-Blowing Space Stories of the 2010s: ©zhengzaishuru/Shutterstock

The Stuff of Consumer Culture

Google Self-Driving Car Project: ©Eddie J. Rodriquez/Shutterstock
You can’t talk about millennials without mentioning this:
Economy in The 1950s: ©ollyy/Shutterstock
Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible: MNPhoto/Alamy
The Psychology Of Vanity Sizing: Photodisc/Getty Images
Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures: ©Alexander Gordeyev/Shutterstock
A student’s perspective on technology in her school and classroom: Tetra Images/Alamy
Get ready for a future in which your favorite products act like helicopter parents: ©laurent/iStockphoto.com
10 Companies That Completely Reinvented Themselves: Photodisc/Getty Images
The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math: ©Steve Williams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Berlin Duo Launch a Supermarket With No Packaging: ©Thomas La Mela/Shutterstock
Impossible foods: how startups are changing what we eat – in pictures: ©Jaimie Duplass/Fotolia
Self-control, smells and how our spending is affected: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How Landfills Work: ©Daniel Dempster Photography/Alamy
Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan’s ‘hardcore’ minimalists: ©Planner/Shutterstock
Food Deserts in America (Infographic): ©Katrina Wittkamp/DigitalVision/Getty Images
Following Garbage’s Long Journey Around The Earth: ©Ulrich Mueller/Shutterstock
​Look, something shiny!: Comstock/Getty Images
Is There A Genetic Basis to Online Media Consumption?: ©DeiMosz/Shutterstock
How to Spend Money Wisely – A Guide for Teens : ©SW Productions/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Guided by a Cause

Peace First Prize Rewards Youth Who Are Making a Difference: Getty Images
Selma to Montgomery March: ©Ilene MacDonald/Alamy
Why I Don’t Use A Smart Phone: ©D. Hurst/Alamy
How Misty Copeland is empowering at-risk youth through dance: ©demidoff/Shutterstock
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: Letter From the President: ©SnowWhiteimages/Shutterstock
How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream: ©Shutterstock
7 Scientific Facts About the Benefit of Doing Good: ©sezer66/Shutterstock
Map of the Freedom Riders Route: ©kickstand/E+/Getty Images
How Cesar Chavez Changed the World: Photodisc/Getty Images
One 9 year old’s dream for changing the world — with knitting: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Homeless Hero Reader Stories: ©ArtisticCaptures/iStockphoto.com
Gitanjali Rao: Finding solutions to real problems: ©RBFried/iStockphoto.com
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
China Places We Protect: The Yangtze River: ©stephen rudolph/Shutterstock
This Tech Nonprofit Is Trying to Help Homeless People Get IDs: ©Kai_Wong/iStock/Getty Images
A moment that changed me – the Christmas I didn’t get any presents: ©Petro Feketa/iStockphoto.com
Hoping to aid veterans, Ohio teen invents physical therapy device: ©Ian Lishman/Juice Images/Corbis
Wangari Maathai: ©Shutterstock
This 12-year-old girl built a robot that can find microplastics in the ocean: ©Richard Whitcombe/Shutterstock

Grade 8


Culture and Belonging ©iStockphoto.com

How Minneapolis’ Somali immigrants are keeping their artistic traditions alive: ©sugar0607/Fotolia
Home? Teen Refugees and Immigrants Explore Their Tucson: Comstock/Getty Images
Through August: Exploring hidden cost of Grand Coulee Dam: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Cross-cultural bonding leads to higher creativity: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images
‘My Name, My Identity’: Educators Promote Cultural Awareness in Campaign: ©EHStock/Vetta/Getty Images
Can we choose our ethnic identities based on random obsessions?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century: Library of Congress
A beautiful voice and cultural bridge: Photodisc/Getty Images
Coming from nothing makes giving all the more important to refugees: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Students, Swedish-Americans swap immigrant stories: ©Shutterstock
How African Immigrants Are Creating a New Identity for Themselves in Houston: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Stuck Between Two Cultures: ©Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock
Top 5 Influences on Regional Cooking in the United States: mrslevite/Fotolia
Embracing My Chinese-American Identity: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Nationality, identity and the pledge of allegiance: ©S. Meltzer/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
A Young Immigrant’s Inspiring Story of Survival Moves the Internet to Take Action: ©Juanmonino/E+/Getty Images
Ellis Island: ©Gary/Fotolia
When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales: Hill Street Studios/ Getty Images
Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs: ©Carolyn lagattuta/Flickr/Getty Images
I am Indian American, and it’s 2017. But I still get asked ‘What are you?’: ©TheFinalMiracle/Shutterstock

The Thrill of Horror Rubberball/Getty Images

Geology And Ancient Fossils Inspired H.P. Lovecraft To Write His Best Horror Story: ©Arpad Benedek/E+/Getty Images
Literary thrills and chills: the rising trend of terror for teens: ©ostill/Shutterstock
Interview With A Vampire Maker – The Face Behind The Horror: ©Jandrie Lombard/Shutterstock
Social Lessons from Our Favorite Horror Movies: ©Bornfree/Shutterstock
The Adverb Is Not Your Friend: Stephen King On Simplicity of Style: Comstock/Getty Images
Can Phobias Be Cured in Our Sleep?: Image 100/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Silent Era of Horror Movies: ©Ocean/Corbis
Getting to the Roots of “Plant Horror”: ©blickwinkel/Hecker/Alamy
Zombie Neuroscience: Inside the Brains of the Walking Dead: ©inhauscreative/iStockphoto.com
Factoring Fear: What Scares Us and Why: Corbis
Why are zombies still so popular?: ©Lana K/Shutterstock
The Oscars’ Biggest Win? Acknowledging the Power of Genre Movies: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Spinning Horror Into Gold: image 100/Alamy
Ramsey Campbell and Stephen King on why Rupert Bear and Bambi are truly terrifying: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
8 awesome adaptations of the classic horror tale The Monkey’s Paw: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
5 Reasons Horror in Children’s Literature Is a Good Thing: Dynamic Graphics/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Castle of Otranto: The creepy tale that launched gothic fiction: ©Norma Cornes/Shutterstock
Why do some of us love to be scared?: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
Poe Taunts Filmmakers Evermore: ©Ivan Bliznetsov/iStockphoto.com
What horror movies do to your brain: ©Lapina/Shutterstock

The Move Toward Freedom Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/Getty Images

Sojourner Truth: Library of Congress
The Revised Dred Scott Case Collection: History of Dred Scott: ©Corbis
The Star-Spangled Banner: Comstock/Getty Images
English professor digitizes historic slave manuscript in Library of Congress: ©Tetra Images/Tetra Images/Getty Images
Crispus Attucks, Martyr for Freedom and Champion of Liberty: ©Science History Images/Alamy
Black soldier’s letter offers rare view of Civil War: ©Eunice Harris/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
A century after Harriet Tubman died, scholars try to separate fact from fiction: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Liberty: Goodshoot/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Harriet Tubman: American Hero: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
Buffalo Soldiers: ©Dynamic Graphics/Getty Images
Slave Rebellions: A Timeline: Library of Congress
What Does It Mean for America to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?: ©Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War: Dynamic Graphics/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Frederick Douglass On How Slave Owners Used Food As A Weapon Of Control: ©stockelements/Shutterstock
The Most “Realistic” Civil War Novel Was Written Three Decades After It Ended: ©steve estvanik/Shutterstock
What the Emancipation Proclamation Didn’t Do: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery: ©webking/iStockphoto.com
How the Civil War Changed Modern Medicine: ©Corbis
African American Spirituals: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Activist Ida B. Wells Gets Pulitzer Prize 137 Years After Refusing to Exit ‘Whites Only’ Train: ©Hi-Story/Alamy

Approaching Adulthood Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Good news for teen voting: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images
What Is Diffusion of Responsibility?: ©Katrina Brown/Shutterstock
Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress: ©godfer/Fotolia
Teens struggle to combat conformity: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How Volunteer Work for Teens Works: ©mangostock/Shutterstock
Why Air Force Cadets Ought to Study Philosophy: Photodisc/Getty Images
Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School: ©Dean Drobot/Shutterstock
The distracted teenage brain: ©slobo/E+/Getty Images
When Does Adulthood Really Begin?: ©D. Hurst/Alamy
10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know: Image Ideas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
6 takeaways about teen friendships in the digital age: ©ra2studio/Shutterstock
Does Your Mother Still Do Your Laundry?: ©sirtravelalot/Shutterstock
Why teenagers take risks: ©djgis/Shutterstock
When I Grow Up: © jon challicom / Alamy
Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Should the Voting Age be 16?:
Psychology says you need to achieve these 3 goals to become an adult: Hemera Technologies/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Jon Savage on his documentary “Teenage”: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Today’s young adults are different, but not for the reasons you might think: Photodisc/Getty Images
6 Things to Know About Gen Z: ©Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Anne Frank’s Legacy ©Shutterstock

75 Years Later, Anne Frank’s Diary Still Has Much To Teach: ©feije/iStock/Getty Images
Elie Wiesel Taught the World How to Confront Atrocities: ©Corbis
Oskar Schindler: Unlikely Hero: ©Corbis
After 75 Years, Anne Frank’s Diary Still Holds Lessons for Us All: ©Ronald Wilfred Jansen/Shutterstock
The Diary of Anne Frank Introduction: ©Kaylie_Kell/Shutterstock
Anne Frank’s arrest might not have stemmed from betrayal: ©feije/iStock/Getty Images
My Stepsister Anne Frank: ©INSADCO Photography / Alamy
See Jewish Life Before the Holocaust Through a Newly Released Digital Archive: Artville/Getty Images
Elie Wiesel’s Only Son Steps Up to His Father’s Legacy: Comstock/Getty Images
The Holocaust Memorial Museum Digitizes Over 200 Diaries: ©John Lamb/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Anne Frank: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Israel donates hundreds of Anne Frank books to Tokyo libraries after vandalism: ©Martin Child/Photodisc/Getty Images
Nelson Mandela on the Diary of Anne Frank: ©BortN66/Shutterstock
Anne Frank to have official comic adaption; animated film coming soon: ©Hero Images Inc./Hero Images Inc./Corbis
Does “Never again!” mean anything if we do nothing about China’s concentration camps?: ©paul prescott/Shutterstock
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: ©Corbis
The Man Who Warned the West about the Holocaust, at a Time When No One Would Listen: ©Mariusz Niedzwiedzki/Shutterstock
The Sapling Project: ©Lawrence M. Sawyer/Photodisc/Getty Images
Who betrayed Anne Frank? New probe launched by ex-FBI agent: ©Pressmaster/Shutterstock
Anne Frank’s Message is Still Important Today: ©Tim Hall/Cultura/Getty Images

The Value of Work ©Shutterstock

Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters: ©Svemir/iStockphoto.com
Cool Jobs (That Pay!): Comstock/Getty Images
This 14-year-old turned down a $30M buyout offer: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Professional Students: Benefits and Risks of Working While in High School: ©Steve Debenport/iStock/Getty Images
Cool Jobs: Sports Science: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
From World’s Fair to Maker Faire: Isaac Asimov: ©Liz Boyd/Alamy
The fading of the teen summer job: ©gchutka/iStockphoto.com
8 Job Skills You Should Have: ©Steve Debenport/E+/Getty Images
Job Application Tips for Teenagers: ©moodboard/Cultura/Getty Images
Seven Time Management Strategies from Some Brilliant Teenage Prodigies: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
How Hard Is It for Teenagers in Your Community to Get a Job?: Adam Gault/Digital Vision/Getty Images
It took a century to create the weekend—and only a decade to undo it: ©Hero Images/Getty Images
Most Americans Would Still Work After Lottery Win—Would You?: ©Brand X Pictures/Alamy
Without Janitors, Students Are in Charge of Keeping School Shipshape: Photodisc/Getty Images
Is 8th Grade Too Early to Pick a Career?: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
High score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification: ©aastock/Shutterstock
National Geographic Hosts the Energy Department’s STEM Mentoring Café for Students: ©13/Image Source/Ocean/Corbis
National Inventors Hall of Fame: ©chippix/Shutterstock
For migrant workers on Illinois farms, the job is hot, risky: ©Digital Vision/Alamy
50 Business Ideas for Teens: ©Georgijevic/E+/Getty Images

Grade 9


Finding Common Ground Stockbyte/Getty Images

Why Getting to Know Your Neighbors Is More Important Than You Realize: ©Ariel Skelley/Blend Images/Getty Images
Participatory Theater: ©bojorgensen/Fotolia
The Gettysburg Address: ©Sven Klaschik/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Importance of cultural education—through the eyes of a former ROTC cadet: ©Tomi/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Teens and Boston Cops Find Common Ground: ©John Roman Images/Shutterstock
9/11 Memorial: Nathan Blaney/Photodisc/Getty Images
6 Things You May Not Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Why it’s time for South Africa to take down its walls: ©Mel Curtis/Photodisc/Getty Images
How the Stress of Disaster Brings People Together: ©Blend Images - KidStock/Getty Images
Teens’ Play Brings Immigration Conversation to North Texas: ©stellalevi/iStock/Getty Images
The Orchestra Playing for Peace: ©Ferenc Szelepcsenyi/Alamy
A Better Way to Talk About Faith: ©Creatas RF/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Alexander Gardner: The mysteries of the Civil War’s photographic giant: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Inside These Lines: ©Corbis
At this library, it’s humans on loan, not books: Andrey Kiselev/Fotolia
Apartheid: ©Corbis
Tightness and Looseness: A New Way to Understand Differences across the 50 United States: Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
What Explains the Rise of Humans?: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
How the homeless create homes: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
What You Can Do When Your BFF Turns Into Your Worst Enemy: ©SW Productions/Photodisc/Getty Images

The Struggle for Freedom ©Shutterstock

The U.S. Constitution Needs You: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage: Library of Congress
Shifting Gears: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Instead of Saying “Life’s Not Fair,” Teach Her How to Fight Injustice: ©andriano.cz/Shutterstock
Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi Woman Who Dared to Drive: ©RCH/Fotolia
Finishing the Dream: ©Nancy Louie/E+/Getty Images
How Sojourner Truth used photography to help end slavery: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Speech on Campus: ©Jorge Salcedo/Shutterstock
Slavery’s Last Stronghold: ©Lagui/Shutterstock
Emancipation Proclamation: Library of Congress
Why a Free Media Means a Free Society: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Robert Kraft teams with Jay-Z, Meek Mill in starting criminal justice reform organization: ©Josef Kubes/Alamy
The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela: William J. Clinton Presidential Library
An Oral History of the March on Washington: National Archives and Records Administration
The New Separate and Unequal: ©Comstock/Getty Images
How 19th-Century Women Used Department Stores to Gain Their Freedom: Photodisc/Getty Images
Solomon Northup: ©Cyrille Gibot/Alamy
The Argentine mother who took on the Junta dictatorship over her ‘disappeared’ son: ©Lawrence Manning/Spirit/Corbis
KidsRights Index: ©torsius/Fotolia
Australia targets big business with world’s 2nd anti-slavery law: ©McDaniel Woolf/Photodisc/Getty Images

The Bonds Between Us Photodisc/Getty Images

Urban Farms Herald Green City ‘Revolution’: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Steven Errico/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Dogs at War: Smoky, a Healing Presence for Wounded WWII Soldiers: ©Emery Way/Flickr/Getty Images
How the Five Web Literacies Are Becoming Essential Survival Skills: ©KidStock/Blend Images/Getty Images
Watch a Rescued Baby Wombat Bond with his Caretaker: ©covenant/Shutterstock
Why People are Using the Term ‘Latinx’: ©pathdoc/Shutterstock
Dolphins Have “Names,” Respond When Called: Photodisc/Getty Images
To Gossip or Not to Gossip: That Is the Question: ©Christopher Futcher/E+/Getty Images
As Long As We Both Shall Live: Photodisc/Getty Images
Like Humans, Chimps Reward Cooperation and Punish Freeloaders: ©DLILLC/Corbis
Meet The Army Of Disease Investigators Tracing Coronavirus In The D.C. Area: ©Marc Romanelli/Blend Images/Getty Images
Laughter Is Contagious, But It’s Not Alone: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Are Family Traditions Important?: Stockbyte/Getty Images
iCivics: ©Max Power/Corbis
Oxytocin: Facts About the “Cuddle Hormone”: Photodisc/Getty Images
Joseph Kim: The Family I Lost in North Korea. And the Family I Gained.: Erik Von Weber/Digital Vision/Getty Images
How photography connects us: ©Kuzma/Shutterstock
5 Ways to Maintain Lifelong Friendships: Photodisc/Getty Images
The 13 Essential Traits of Good Friends: ©Corbis
Human Genome Project: Deco Images II/Alamy
Wife on Mars: A love story: ©Purestock/Alamy

Sweet Sorrow Photodisc/Getty Images

In Search of Shakespeare: Timeline: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images
The Hatfield & McCoy Feud: ©SREEDHAR YEDLAPATI/Fotolia
City of Verona: ©Corbis
Retelling Romeo and Juliet at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage: ©Nella/Shutterstock
Shakespeare in lockdown: Did he write King Lear in plague quarantine?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Elizabethan Playhouses, Actors, and Audiences: ©Steve Gorton/Getty Images
Hip-Hop and Shakespeare: ©Corbis
With Utah’s concerns about youth suicide, should students study ‘Romeo and Juliet’?: ©monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Getty Images
All the World’s a Stage for Shakespeare, But We No Longer Understand Him: ©Tracy Whiteside/Shutterstock
Romeo and Juliet: The Sources of the Plot: ©valzan/Shutterstock
Retellings of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ranked: ©Fer Gregory/Shutterstock
Kate Tempest: a winning wielder of words: ©AndreyTTL/E+/Getty Images
A Modern-Day Tale of Romeo and Juliet: ©Vladimir Melnik/Fotolia
Is There Love at First Sight?: Photodisc/Getty Images
10 Ways Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk: Bananastock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy: ©Izzzy71/Dreamstime
Elizabethan Theatre Conventions: ©Tracy Whiteside/Shutterstock
Can you die of a broken heart? Science proves ‘broken heart syndrome’ is real.: ©blackie/Getty Images/iStockphoto.com
Teen Brains, Under Construction: PhotoAlto/Getty Images
Marriage and Family in Shakespeare’s England: Eyewire/Getty Images

A Matter of Life or Death National Archives and Records Administration

Stairwell A: The Only Way Out: Photodisc/Getty Images
‘Life is beautiful’: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Survival Exercise Scenarios: ©skodonnell/iStockphoto.com
Health insurance can make a life or death difference, study says: ©megaflopp/Shutterstock
Irish Potato Famine: ©Uwe Umstaetter/Cultura/Getty Images
Teen Refugee: Prince Charming Is Dead: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Sherpas Take Steep Risks for Life-Changing Pay: ©granitepeaker/Fotolia
“I work as a paramedic in Sydney. What do you want to know?”: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Between Boredom and Terror: One U.S. Soldier’s Letters from Afghanistan: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A Decade Later, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Has Left an Abyssal Wasteland: ©curraheeshutter/Shutterstock
‘The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began with words.’: ©Corbis
How It Works: Putting Humans in Suspended Animation: ©Corbis
Marie Colvin obituary: U.S. Army
Anne Frank, and America’s dangerously shallow understanding of the Holocaust: ©Corbis
New ways to teach the Holocaust: ©LightField Studios/Shutterstock
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom: ©Corbis
10 Lucky Celebrities Who Escaped Disaster: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
“I Was a Nazi, and Here’s Why”: ©Corbis
Who lives longest? CIA’s top 20 nations for life expectancy: ©Corbis
You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus: ©mm88/iStockphoto.com

Heroes and Quests ©Corbis

Kira Salak: Goodshoot/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Russian Adventurer Completes Round-the-World Ballooning Record: ©Photographer Chris Archinet/Flickr/Getty Images
Vanity, Pollution, and Death on Mt. Everest: ©Kenneth Koh/Adventure Nomad/Flickr/Getty Images
Journey to Mars: ©Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy
CNN Heroes: Razia Jan: ©Corbis
10 Inspiring Stories of Everyday Heroes: ©stphillips/iStockphoto.com
Hawking backs interstellar travel project: ©Corbis
Superheroes and the Hero Monomyth: Part I: ©RichVintage/E+/Getty Images
Why do we need heroes?: ©Corbis
Why We Explore: NASA
Krubera Cave—The World’s Deepest Cave: ©gynane/iStockphoto.com
From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey: ©Karl Weatherly/Photodisc/Getty Images
Felicity Aston: Explorer, Speaker, Author: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
Ferdinand Magellan: Comstock/Getty Images
Bob Gilruth, the Quiet Force Behind Apollo: ©StockTrek/Photodisc/Getty Images
NASA’s on target to send humans to Mars within the next 2 decades — but here’s why the moon should come first: ©Stocktrek Images/Getty Images
The Quest to End the Flu: Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis
Can Travel Change You?: ©Corbis
Why exploration matters—and why the government should pay for it: ©Stocktrek Images/Getty Images
The Road to Resilience: ©Premysl/Shutterstock

Grade 10


Ourselves and Others Image Source/Getty Images

The United States Flag: © Digital Vision/Getty Images
How common threats can make common (political) ground: ©Corbis
Keeping Cultures Alive Today: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Question We Must Keep Asking: ©Shumadinac/Shutterstock
Timeline of Flag Desecration Issues: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Indian Country Diaries: The Urban Relocation Program: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why do human beings speak so many languages?: Bananastock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
This Georgetown sophomore wants to change how we view and talk about disabilities: ©Jack Hollingsworth/Getty Images
5 Ways to Listen Better: ©Getty Images
Jews Are Fleeing Russia Because of Putin: Leland Bobbe/Corbis Yellow/Corbis
5 Super Simple Ways to Get to Know Your Neighbors: ©Randy Faris/Corbis
What Is a Stereotype?: ©Jim Arbogast/Photodisc/Getty Images
Integration of Central High School: Comstock/Getty Images
The History of the American Flag: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Kindness of Strangers:
Racist words and acts, like the El Paso shooting, harm children’s health: ©Monkey Business Images Ltd/Getty Images
The Museum of Tolerance: ©bojorgensen/Fotolia
These Twins, One Black and One White, Will Make You Rethink Race: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Dare to Disagree:
Everything You Need to Know About Israel-Palestine: ©H. Wiesenhofer/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images

The Natural World Carson Ganci/Design Pics Inc/Alamy

Laws of Man and Laws of Nature: ©Magcom/Shutterstock
The Body Politic: ©Ben Greer/E+/Getty Images
Celebrating Wildflowers: Image Ideas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology: ©Corbis
Greening the Desert: Jupiterimages/Comstock Images/Getty Images
Solar Wind’s Effect on Earth: Photodisc/Getty Images
86 Percent of Earth’s Species Still Unknown?: ©IronStrike/Shutterstock
Our laws make slaves of nature. It’s not just humans who need rights: ©Olga Danylenko/Shutterstock
There have been five mass extinctions in Earth’s history. Now we’re facing a sixth.: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nature: The Master Medicine-Maker: ©Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images
Family Farmers Fighting Climate Change: ©Corbis
Finding connections to nature in cities is key to healthy urban living: ©Corbis
How Plants Cope with the Desert Climate: ©Jill Stephenson/Alamy
Losing the Dark: ©Victoria Smith/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Why You Should ‘Rewild’ Your Diet to Help Your Microbiome: ©Berit Kessler/Shutterstock
Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year— it’s time to protect them: ©Rafael Ben-Ari/Fotolia
Fake-Nature: © HMCo.
Microbes at Work: Photodisc/Getty Images
Wildlife thriving around Chernobyl nuclear plant despite radiation: ©Corbis
How Green Buildings Could Save Our Cities: ©Alison Hancock/Shutterstock

Responses to Change ©Fotolia

Hour of Horror Forever Alters American Lives: Image Source/Getty Images
Captured: The moment photosynthesis changed the world: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Turns 100: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Shareable quotes from experts about the impact of digital life: ©eclipse_images/iStock/Getty Images
10,000 Year Clock: Photodisc/Getty Images
Stephen Hawking: Biography: ©plefevre/iStockphoto.com
The ‘America effect’: How immigrants fall crazy in love: ©moodboard/SuperStock
5 Tips to Help You Respond Effectively to Change: ©SW Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: ©Peter Marble/Fotolia
35 Who Made a Difference: Andy Goldsworthy: H. Richard Johnston/PhotoDisc/Getty Images
Arctic 2.0: What Happens After All the Ice Goes?: ©Christopher Wood/Shutterstock
11 dramatic ways the world has changed in the last 20 years alone: ©iQoncept/Fotolia
‘Leaning Into the Wind’ shows that, more than ever, Andy Goldsworthy is one with nature: ©M.Jenkins/Shutterstock
In The Shadow Of Kafka: David Baddiel explores “The Metamorphosis” for new BBC radio series: ©Redmond Durrell/Alamy
Johns Hopkins researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it: ©Geostock/Photodisc/Getty Images
Climate Change Is A Public Health Emergency, Doctor Says. Here’s How To Respond: ©Corbis Premium RF/Alamy
Why Hawaii’s Newest Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous: ©Douglas Peebles Photography/Alamy
The Land of Big Groceries, Big God, and Smooth Traffic: What Surprises First-Time Visitors to America: MBI/Alamy
Reforestation: ©MaximImages/Alamy
War dead commemorated by Birmingham ice installation: ©Photolibrary RF/Photolibrary

How We See Things ©Corbis

Humans have more than 5 senses: ©Cultura Creative/Alamy
Drawing Geometric Perspective: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fake memory implanted in mice with a beam of light: Photodisc/Getty Images
Emily Dickinson’s Letters: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
How did 16 photographs change the way we see the world?: ©YsaL/iStockphoto.com
The Decline of Violence: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
An eyetooth for an eye: A rare transplant restores sight to blinded woman: ©Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images
Animal Navigation: ©WoodenDinosaur/iStockphoto.com
Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols?: Texas Department of Transportation
Why We Want to Squeeze Cute, Little Things: Comstock/Getty Images
Is Blind Hiring the Best Hiring?: ©Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Are Eyewitnesses Unreliable?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Optical illusions show how we see: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Leap Seconds: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
An 11-year-old’s response to the El Paso shooting: One act of kindness for each victim: ©JNP/Shutterstock
How Night Vision Works: ©iStockphoto.com
Doctors hope for blindness cure after restoring patients’ sight: ©Corbis
Photography in the Age of Falsification: ©Corbis
Mavericks and Heretics: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
MIT’s new robot can identify things by sight and by touch: ©Dino Fracchia/Alamy

Absolute Power Photodisc/Getty Images

James I on the Divine Right of Kings: Hemera Technologies/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Feeling powerless increases the weight of the world . . . literally: ©Victoria Smith/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Re-imagining Shakespeare’s plays in virtual reality game: Photodisc/Getty Images
Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Photodisc/Getty Images
Are Dictators on the Way Out or the Way Up?: ©thomas koch/Shutterstock
Eleanor of Aquitaine: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Oscars: “The Look of Silence”: ©Cartesia/Photodisc/Getty Images
Toil and trouble: How ‘Macbeth’ could teach computers to think: ©SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI/Science Photo Library/Getty Images
Shakespeare in lockdown: Did he write King Lear in plague quarantine?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Akira Kurosawa: Throne of Blood: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why Do We Still Care About Shakespeare?:
Is taming your ambition the key to a better life?: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
On the Bard’s birthday, is Shakespeare still relevant?: Terry Sirrell
Shakespeare in Scotland: What did the author of Macbeth know and when did he know it?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Power Makes People Happy: UpperCut Images/Getty Images
The myth of the modernizing dictator: ©alfrag/Fotolia
This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: ©Andrea Danti/Fotolia
Genghis Khan: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Take It from ‘Hamilton’: Why Unyielding Ambition Is a Blessing and a Curse: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
How Power Corrupts Us: ©Keith Brofsky/Eyewire/Getty Images

Hard-Won Liberty National Archives and Records Administration

Civil Disobedience: ©Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/Getty Images
Why did Gandhi march 240 miles for salt?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Living under ISIS rule—and then escaping it: Artville/Getty Images
Freedom Writer: Hemera Technologies/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Gene Sharp: How to Start a Revolution: ©wong yu liang/Shutterstock
American Experience: Freedom Riders: Blend Images/ColorBlind Images/Getty Images
Children of the Fifty-Sixers: Growing up in Hungarian Chicago: ©Ron Chapple/Creative/Corbis
Uganda’s Bobi Wine: ‘Tortured’ pop star MP returns home: Hemera Technologies/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The War Over King’s Legacy: ©Luiz Felipe Castro/Flickr/Getty Images
Malala Yousafzai’s Courage: ©Corbis
White clergymen urge local Negroes to withdraw from demonstrations: ©Stephen Firmender/Shutterstock
Gandhi statue removed from African university over claims of racism: ©popovaphoto/iStockphoto.com
Mixtape of the Revolution: Photodisc/Getty Images
Film Review: ‘Selma’: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Social Media Sparked, Accelerated Egypt’s Revolutionary Fire: ©Robert Churchill/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Martin Luther King was no prophet of unity. He was a radical: ©Uncle Leo/Shutterstock
Teaching Gandhi’s Nonviolent Principles in a Violent Time: ©PA Images/Alamy
French Revolution: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: ©rostislav foursa/Alamy
AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong: ©oneword/iStock/Getty Images

Grade 11


Coming to America ©Visions of America, LLC/Alamy

Meet the Sacrifice Generation: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
News for All: How the Immigrant Experience Shaped American Media: ©Comstock/Getty Images
What It Means to Live Life Working in the U.S. on a Visa: ©C. Sherburne/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Race to Save the World’s Disappearing Languages: ©Corbis
An Emerging Entry In America’s Multiracial Vocabulary: ‘Blaxican’: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First: ©Jörg Hackemann/Fotolia
Remarks by the First Lady at City College of New York Commencement: ©F. Schussler/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Augmented Reality Recreates A New York City Not Seen for Centuries: ©Scenics of America/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Destination America: Comstock/Getty Images
U.S. Immigration Before 1965: Comstock/Getty Images
Hernán Cortés Biography: Ocean/Corbis
BORDERLINE: ©stellalevi/iStock/Getty Images
Seeing Opportunity In A Question: “Where Are You Really From?”: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
‘One Nation with News for All’: Newseum looks at Ethnic media in America: ©John Langford/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
How America became Italian: ©Hola Images/Getty Images
CONQUISTADORS: ©Constance McGuire/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Navajos share stories about their past, the world: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
U.S. Immigration Since 1965: ©Adam Hester/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
King Philip’s War: Gaja Snover/Alamy
Should America Take Down Monuments That Romanticize Conquistadors?: ©Neil Beer/Photodisc/Getty Images

Building a Democracy ©Karl Kost/Alamy

Revolutionary Limits: Native Americans: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Where would we be without George Washington?: Comstock/Getty Images
Making Maps Under Fire During the Revolutionary War: ©Corbis
On this day, the Boston Massacre lights the fuse of revolution: ©Denis Tangney Jr/Photodisc/Getty Images
Compromise 1: Philadelphia Story: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
When the United States Spoke French: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Patrick Henry Biography: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Patrick Henry Smells a Rat: ©Craig Brewer/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Presidential Election of 1800: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
What’s Wrong With This Picture?: ©Wikimedia Commons
The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine And American Politics: Image Source/Getty Images
Phillis Wheatley Biography: ©Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Iimages
Does Philly, and not Boston, deserve credit as the Tea Party birthplace?: Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Getty Images
Fighting…Maybe for Freedom, but probably not: ©VisionsofAmerica/Joe Soehm/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Gibson: Madison was no party animal: ©Craig Brewer/Photodisc/Getty Images
Revolutionary Moments in Law Enforcement: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Federalist Papers: ©zimmytws/Shutterstock
Alexander Hamilton: The nation’s founding blogger: ©Galushko Sergey/Shutterstock
Why President? How The U.S. Named Its Leader: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
How do US Supreme Court justices get appointed?: ©Marcio Jose Bastos Silva/Shutterstock

The Individual and Society Photodisc/Getty Images

The issues behind Jefferson and Hamilton’s rivalry are still alive two centuries later: ©Karl Kost/Alamy
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Funny Civil War: ©steheap/Fotolia
Artwork of Erie Canal from its 1825 opening found: ©Corbis
Whitman and Race: ©duncan1890/iStockphoto.com
Legacy Of Forced March Still Haunts Navajo Nation: ©welcomia/iStockphoto.com
How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings: ©LWA/Dann Tardif/Blend Images/Getty Images
It’s Not the Economy: Why Unique Baby Names Are Trending Up: ©Corbis
Do We Code-Switch Our Laughter?: ©track5/E+/Getty Images
College move-in day: What would Henry David Thoreau say?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Thoreau’s Walden, Present at the Creation: ©Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/Getty Images
Edgar Allan Poe–Cosmologist?: ©Design Pics Inc./Alamy
Self Care 101: Where Did “Self-Care” Even Come From?: Digital Vision/Getty Images
In The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, Michael Sims follows along the path of self-discovery that led to Walden Pond: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Happiness Is Not Only an Individual Matter: ©Shutterstock
Prelude to War: Manifest Destiny: Dynamic Graphics / Getty Images
Martin Luther King, Jr. found inspiration in Henry David Thoreau: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A Dual Mission: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Aziz Ansari Goes to India: ©Aivar Mikko/Alamy
Why we quoth ‘The Raven’ evermore: Life on white/Alamy
‘In stressed times, we can take comfort in wildlife’: why nature-writing is ‘exploding’: ©tbkmedia.de/Alamy

A New Birth of Freedom ©Corbis

Professor Says He Has Solved a Mystery Over a Slave’s Novel: ©Dmitry Pichugin/Fotolia
Building the First Slavery Museum in America: ©MedioImages/Corbis
The Psychology of Freedom: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Can these descendents of enslaved Africans save their unique culture?: ©Subir Basak/Flickr/Getty Images
Yesteryears: In Civil War illustrator Waud’s hands, pen was as mighty as the sword: ©steheap/Fotolia
How Technology Shaped the Civil War: ©Corbis
Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Roiled U.S. on Eve of Civil War: ©doethion/Fotolia
National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
Common 19th-Century Arguments Against Women’s Suffrage, Neatly Refuted: ©Getty Images
Lincoln and Douglass Shared Uncommon Bond: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why Reconstruction Matters: ©Kevin Burke/Corbis
The Underground Railroad: ©Library of Congress
The real history of Native American team names: ©namwar69/Fotolia
On front porches, some still divided on Confederate flag: Eyewire/Getty Images
‘Emancipating Lincoln’: A Pragmatic Proclamation: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
The Bold Accomplishments of Women of Color Need to Be a Bigger Part of Suffrage History: ©Daniel Sofer/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
‘The Blood of Lynching Victims Is in This Soil.’: ©PrairieArtProject/iStockphoto.com
Discovery Leads Yale to Revise a Chapter of Its Black History: Photodisc/Getty Images
Remembering the fight for women’s rights: Suffragists at Seneca Falls laid groundwork for others in the struggle for equality: Library of Congress
How I teach students about equality: only Smarties have the answer: Rafael Angel Irusta Machin/Alamy

An Age of Realism ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Women’s Athletics a Battle for Respect: ©Corbis
Muckraking Journalist Jacob Riis and Gilded Age New York City: ©kenny1/Shutterstock
Spanish American War: ©Laurence Mouton/PhotoAlto/Getty Images
Another Obama Decision Reversed? Now It’s About Food Safety.: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Burger King’s plant-based Whopper gets glowing review – from a meat lobbyist: ©Mark Wineman/Getty Images/iStockphoto.com
The Women ‘Computers’ Who Revolutionized Astronomy: ©Cardens Design/Shutterstock
The Challenges and Opportunites of 21st Century Muckracking: ©Dennis MacDonald/Alamy
Investigative journalism finds a new outlet: the stage: ©aerogondo2/Shutterstock
Jack London’s mark on literature: ©Corbis
Before there was coronavirus, there was yellow fever. Fear of it once gripped D.C.: ©Oteera/Shutterstock
About Mark Twain: ©Folio/Alamy
Jack London Biography: ©AleksandarGeorgiev/iStockphoto.com
Robber barons and silicon sultans: ©C. Borland/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
In the Gilded Age, Americans loved and feared the railroad companies — and it can teach Big Tech a valuable lesson: ©FotograFFF/Shutterstock
Opulence in the “Gilded Age,” 1890: Getty Images
Lessons From Vanderbilt And Rockefeller: Know Your ‘One Big Thing’: Dynamic Graphics / Getty Images
Reform the Nation’s Food System: ©Monty Rakusen/cultura/Corbis
This Mysterious Event Led to the Spanish-American War: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Louis Pasteur: The man who led the fight against germs: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
Why being a foodie isn’t ‘elitist’: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images

The Modern World Photodisc/Getty Images

The Road Back: Frost’s Letters Could Soften a Battered Image: Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Arthur Miller Biography: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Arthur Miller’s Chameleon Play: ©joshblake/iStockphoto.com
Online Museum Is Preserving ‘Endangered’ Sounds for Future Generations: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence: ©lola1960/Shutterstock
On Stephen Hawking, Vader, and Being More Machine Than Human: ©LindaMarieB/iStockphoto.com
Inside the Secret World of Russian’s Cold War Mapmakers: Wired
Could AI help to create a meat-free world?: ©Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images
How Much Sleep Are We Losing to Our Electronic Devices?: ©Corbis
Modernism: Comstock/Getty Images
Writing the future: A timeline of science fiction literature: ©Orla/Shutterstock
Zora Neale Hurston, Genius of the Harlem Renaissance: ©Corbis
How the Pandemic Will End: ©igorstevanovic/Shutterstock
Tinker v. Des Moines (393 U.S. 503, 1969): ©Ted Foxx/Alamy
Tinker v. Des Moines: Protecting student free speech: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
IBM says to expect 5 big changes in the next 5 years: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
New Study Says We Could Be Alone in the Universe: ©snvv/Adobe Stock
Why The Consumer Internet Of Things Is Stalling: ©Corbis
Technobiophilia: Can we get all the nature we need in digital form?: ©winui/Shutterstock
Muhammad Ali’s Legacy: Boxing Legend, Proud Muslim, Champion of Civil Rights: Comstock/Getty Images

Grade 12


Chasing Success ©Andres RodriguezFotolia

Don’t think too positive: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Fail Better: ©Colin Anderson/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
What turned the Wright brothers into pioneers of flight? Their library.: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Education Innovation in the Slums: ©Photodisc/Alamy
Happiness doesn’t follow success: it’s the other way round: ©michaeljung/Shutterstock
What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success: SuperStock RF/SuperStock
Youth sports ‘spill over’ to career success: ©Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis
Moving Innovation in Education Forward: ©Goodluz/Shutterstock
Measuring Success in the Game of Life: ©Chones/Shutterstock
18 Under 18: Meet the Young Innovators Who Are Changing the World: ©Creativa Images/Shutterstock
What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Grit: The power of passion and perseverance: ©Yuri Arcurs/Shutterstock
Luck and Skill Untangled: The Science of Success: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images
How Praise Became a Consolation Prize: ©Randy Faris/Corbis
Homeless teen who became valedictorian shares heartbreaking story during graduation speech: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why Ambition Could Make You Rich, but Not Happy: ©Corbis
Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Michael Lewis on Princeton Speech: I Aimed To Give Something Unexpected: ©Ellen Isaacs/Alamy
Nurture Counts as Much as Nature in Success:
With Senior Year in Disarray, Teens and Young Adults Feel Lost: ©Steve Debenport/E+/Getty Images

Gender Roles ©Fotolia

Women Have Been Part of U.S. Combat for Years, Although Not on Front Lines: Thinkstock Images/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Meet McKenna Pope, ‘Foot Soldier’ challenging gender stereotypes: ©moodboard/Corbis
Modern day Canterbury Tales refreshes Chaucer to tell the lost stories of refugees: ©Joan van Hurck/Alamy
Wives are partly to blame for the fact that men won’t take ‘female’ jobs, professor says: ©Corbis
How Parents Influence Kids’ Gender Roles: ©AE Pictures Inc./DigitalVision/Getty Images
From Bruce Springsteen to Tyson Fury, men are opening up about depression: ©Corbis
The Female Thor and the Female Comic-Book Reader: ©Diverstudio/iStockphoto.com
This year marks a new language shift in how English speakers use pronouns: ©alexmillos/Shutterstock
Wonder Women have been smashing the patriarchy since classical times: ©Stephen Chung/Shutterstock
A Brief History of Women’s Fight to Wear Pants: ©Fotokostic/Shutterstock
Wikipedia Bumps Women from “American Novelists” Category: ©Photoalto/Photolibrary
When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?: Photodisc/Getty Images
The North Carolina Way: Tim Pannell/Corbis
When Girls Studied Planets and the Skies Had No Limits: ©Tomi/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why many children have more-liberal attitudes about gender roles: ©Steve Cole/the Agency Collection/Getty Images
Women really are better doctors, study suggests: ©Photodisc/Getty Images
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales 2012 – a multimedia pilgrimage: ©imagebroker/Alamy
Saudi Women Still Can’t Drive, But They Are Making It To Work: ©Carlos Hernandez/Westend61/Corbis
Patience Agbabi: Chaucer remixed: ©Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A storytelling pilgrimage inspired by “The Canterbury Tales”: ©GWImages/Shutterstock

Voices of Protest National Archives

Olympic Athletes Who Took a Stand: Inspirestock/Corbis
Why Street Protests Don’t Work: ©Zoe/Fotolia
How social media affects protest movements: It’s complicated: ©Scanrail/Fotolia
On Protest Photography: ©Steve Debenport/E+/Getty Images
Do today’s global protests have anything in common?: ©Don Couch/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Aung San Suu Kyi Biography: ©Tim Hall/Photodisc/Getty Images
How a Ragtag Band of Reformers Organized the First Protest March on Washington, D.C.: R. Morley/PhotoLink/Getty Image
Uprooted: ©DLILLC/Corbis
Fans Sticking It to the Man: Sports Edition: ©Brasil2/iStockphoto.com
Activist Ida B. Wells Gets Pulitzer Prize 137 Years After Refusing to Exit ‘Whites Only’ Train: ©Hi-Story/Alamy
Blogging the Slow-Motion Revolution: An Interview with China’s Huang Qi: Photodisc/Getty Images
‘Next Stop Is Vietnam’: A War In Song: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Ai Weiwei – from criminal to art-world superstar: ©Spondylolithesis/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
A Harvard study identified the precise reason protests are an effective way to cause political change: ©Comstock Images/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
From Walden to the White House: ©Corbis
Protesters Out to Reclaim King’s Legacy, but in Era That Defies Comparison: ©Shutterstock
Brazil’s Students Occupy Schools In Rio De Janeiro To Protest Conditions Ahead Of Olympics: Photodisc/Getty Images
Five protest poets all demonstrators should read: ©Mat Denney/Flickr/Getty Images
Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March: ©Luiz Felipe Castro/Flickr/Getty Images
Activism Or Slacktivism? How Social Media Hurts And Helps Student Activism: ©Goodluz/Shutterstock

Seeking Justice, Seeking Peace Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

The Israeli-Palestinian basketball teams that are breaking all barriers: Photodisc/Getty Images
7 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based on Shakespeare’s Plays: Fuse/Getty Images
Surprising responses to Hamlet Africa tour: ©Steve Gorton/Getty Images
Beyond Grief and Grievance: ©Corbis
The remarkable power of sport to bring about reconciliation: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Was Shakespeare Aware of the Scientific Discoveries of His Time?: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
A modern take on the timeless tragedy of ‘Hamlet’: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Kenya’s running champions walk 800km to break ‘cycle of violence’: ©Fotolia
The Fertility and Futility of Hatred: ©Corbis
Schoolyard conflicts may be linked to serious health problems later in life, research shows: ©SpeedKingz/Shutterstock
Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think so: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Art in the aftermath: healing the victims of trafficking and slavery: ©Don Couch/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
‘Map: Collected and Last Poems,’ by Wislawa Szymborska: ©Radka Tesarova/Shutterstock
Collective reparation in Colombia: when everyone suffers from the ravages of war: ©Filippo Manaresi/Moment Open/Getty Images
The curious history of the Nobel Peace Prize: ©dimbar76/Shutterstock
On Forgiveness: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Letting it go: Take responsibility, make amends, forgive yourself: ©iceteastock/Fotolia
Revenge and the people who seek it: ©Thomas Perkins/Fotolia
Revenge really is sweet: study shows the mood-enhancing effect of retaliation: Image 100/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Colombian Duque’s bid to change peace deal rattles sabers, but war unlikely: ©rchphoto/iStock/Getty Images

Taking Risks ©Deddeda/Design Pics/Corbis

Teens aren’t just risk machines – there’s a method to their madness: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous?: ©CMCD/Photodisc/Getty Images
The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs and How Much They Pay: ©Jules Frazier/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Real Risks of Texting and Driving: Thinkstock / Getty Images
Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years: ©Christophe Testi/Shutterstock
Extreme sports: What are the risks?: ©Germanskydiver/Shutterstock
Things Every Courageous Leader Knows: ©Karramba Production/Shutterstock
What makes space travel so dangerous?: courtesy of NASA
The Science—and Art—of Taking Risks: ©Karl Weatherly/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Are We Addicted To Extreme Sports?: ©2happy/Shutterstock
Challenger Disaster: courtesy of NASA
28 Years Ago, Challenger Shuttle Disaster Gave NASA Painful Lesson: ©Corbis
Wild Things Next Door: Dangers of Exotic Pets: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Hurricane Harvey shows benefits, risks of turning to social media in disaster: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
As Cars Get Safer, Drivers Take More Risks: ©Paul Guzzo/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Sacrifice Amid the Ice: Facing Facts on the Scott Expedition: ©Raldi Somers/Fotolia
Should I let my child take more risks?: Image Source/Getty Images
Why Success Makes Us Risk Averse: ©Goran Djukanovic/Shutterstock
5 wild risks taken by top entrepreneurs: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Kids (Who Use Tech) Seem to Be All Right: ©Ron Levine/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images

Finding Ourselves in Nature ©Corbis

Innovative Audubon Program Connects Elders with Alzheimer’s to the Outdoors While Creating Healthy Bird Habitats: ©Steve Byland/Fotolia
John Muir’s legacy questioned: ©David Davis/Fotolia
Politicians Should Make America Better for Parents by Thinking Swedish: ©Maxim Blinkov/Shutterstock
Today’s movement toward sustainable living echoes the not-so-distant past: ©Ted Foxx/Alamy
Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life: ©Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock
As We Seek Nature, We Wall It Out: ©Cristina Lichti/Flickr/Photolibrary
‘Wild’ film prompts surge in interest in Pacific Crest Trail: ©ImageSource/Age Fotostock
Environmental art is on the rise – with a little help from Leonardo DiCaprio: ©bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock
Nature: Closer Than It Seems: ©bo1982/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Do Sharks Really Have Personalities?: Georgette Douwma/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Faulkner of Oil Country: Rick Bass Talks New Novel: Comstock/Getty Images
Obama gets personal with Yosemite in speech, long hike: ©Tracy Barbutes/Design Pics/Corbis
We Are Wired To Be Outside: ©DAJ/amana images inc./Alamy
Weeder: Pere Sanz/Alamy
Alone with Arizona’s landscape: ©Shutterstock
Cities make us forget what’s great about nature: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Steven Errico/Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy: ©Evgeny Atamanenko/Shutterstock
What Can Bees Teach Us About Gang Warfare?: ©Old Dog Photography/Flickr/Getty Images
Hug a tree – the evidence shows it really will make you feel better: Comstock/Getty Images
Rick Bass on his new story collection, ‘For a Little While’: ©Jeff Vanuga/Spirit/Corbis

For Argument's Sake


Should the Government Have a Say in Our Diets?: Bananastock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Is Technology Use Negatively Affecting Our Brains?: ©Schedivy Pictures Inc./Digital Vision/Getty Images
Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Have Social Media Sites Had a Negative Impact on Friendship?: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Is a College Education Worth the Cost?: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Should Women Serve in Military Combat Positions?: Getty Images Royalty Free
Do Law Enforcement Cameras Reduce Crime or Just Invade People’s Privacy?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Should Schools Require Students to Do Volunteer Work?: ©Alamy
Should Animals Be Used in Medical Research?: Michael Blann/Lifesize/Getty Images
Is Censorship Ever Appropriate?: Todd Davidson/Getty Images
Should Driver’s License Requirements Include School Success?: Brand X Pictures / Getty Images
Is It Fair to Hold Parents Responsible for Their Children’s Actions?: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Should Our Justice System Focus on Punishing Criminals or Rehabilitating Them?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Should Students Have After-School Jobs?: ©Dennis Fagan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Should Businesses Be Allowed to Bar Teens?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Should Native American Sports Mascots Be Banned?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?: Scott Rosen
Should Homework Be Banned?: ©SuperStock RF/SuperStock
Was Christopher Columbus a Hero or an Invader?: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
Does Energy Conservation Really Help?: ©Peter Gridley/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images