Photo Credits

Grade 6


Facing Fear BananaStock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Your Worst Nightmares: 10 Spine-Tingling Phobias: ©jaclynwr/iStockphoto.com
Fear Factor Gene Discovered: ©CLIPAREA l Custom media/Shutterstock
Why Are People So Afraid of Sharks?: ©Nantawat Chotsuwan/Shutterstock
What Fear Can Teach Us: ©ollyy/Shutterstock
Teens Against Bullying: Image 100/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Fear prompts teens to act impulsively: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Acrophobia: Ragnar Schmuck/fStop/Getty Images
Facebook Catches Two Chatbots Speaking Their Own Language: ©ThomasVogel/Getty Images
How Can Adrenaline Help You Lift a 3,500-Pound Car?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
10 Common Nightmares: ©Stockbyte/Getty Images
“Brave Man’s” glass bridge offers vertigo-inducing views: Visions of America, LLC/Alamy
Lightning: Artville/Getty Images
Searching the Brain for the Roots of Fear: ©Redmond O. Durrell/Alamy
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes: ©Getty Images
10 Signs That You Might Have Fear of Failure: ©Cardinal/Corbis
Mountains out of Molehills: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: ©slobo/iStockphoto.com
Aaahh! The world’s scariest roller coasters: John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images
How can I overcome my fear of public speaking?: Comstock/Getty Images
The Power of Expressing Yourself: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Animal Intelligence ©Digital Vision/Getty Images

Citizen scientists contribute to dog research: Don Mason/Blend images/Getty Images
Canine combat vet guards Pentagon halls: Photodisc/Getty Images
Does Your Dog Really Love You?: Comstock/Getty Images
Are Pigs as Smart as Dogs, and Does It Really Matter?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
How Guide Dogs Work: ©iStockphoto.com
A Song for the Horse Nation: ©Fadyukhin/iStockphoto.com
Flamingos Apply “Makeup” to Impress Mates: ©Purestock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How Animal Camouflage Works: ©Jim Keir/Alamy
Elephants Outwit Humans During Intelligence Test: Richard van Kesteren/Alamy
Elephants Give a Helping Trunk: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
18 Really Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Humpback Whales: Creatas / Getty Images
Animal Intelligence: Stockbyte/Getty Images
First Proof That Wild Animals Really Can Communicate With Us: © searagen / Alamy
How Smart Is An Octopus?: ©Paul Whitehead /Alamy
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
A New Frontier in Animal Intelligence: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Horses are smarter than we realize: Comstock/Getty Images
What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised: Comstock/Getty Images

Dealing with Disaster ©Corbis

Be Red Cross Ready: TRBfoto/PhotoDisc/Getty Images
How Wildlife Survives Hurricanes: ©Warren Faidley/Corbis
Ten Years Without a Hurricane Hit, Is Florida’s Lucky Streak About to End?: ©StockTrek/Photodisc/Getty Images
Natural disasters — statistics & facts: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Titanic: Hemera Technologies/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Tsunami: An interactive guide that could save your life: ©Reniw-Imagery/iStockphoto.com
How to Survive an Avalanche: ©Corbis
How a Fallout Shelter Ended up at the American History Museum: ©Victoria Smith/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Natural Disasters: ©Corbis
Benefits of Fire: ©Mark Gibson/Photo Disc/Getty Images
Trash-mapping expedition sheds light on “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Ready: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Beautiful Plastic Sculptures Tell Ugly Story of Human Garbage in the Ocean: ©s0ulsurfing - Jason Swain/Moment/Getty Images
Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to unfold: Photodisc/Getty Images
Video Feature: Apps to Cope and Help in a Disaster: Stockdisc/Getty Images
How a Nuclear Meltdown Works: ©H. Wiesenhofer/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
How Search-and-Rescue Dogs Work: ©Corbis
Hurricane Katrina: ©Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy
The Science Behind Lightning’s Electric Shows: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
What Is Drought?: ©Evgeny Dubinchuk/Fotolia

Making Your Voice Heard ©Alvaro Ortiz/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Stylized Fairy Tales Inspired Sandra Cisneros’ Cross-Cultural Voice: ©Corbis
A Jazzed-Up Langston Hughes: ©Getty Images
What Is Fashion?: ©Pop Paul-Catalin/Shutterstock
Not Up for Debate—Southside student is national champion: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Illegal Wildlife Trade: ©feraru nicolae/Fotolia
Write your story, change history: ©bo1982/iStockphoto.com
The hidden power of smiling: Comstock/Getty Images
This ASL interpreter steals the show at rap concerts: Rubberball/Getty Images
Nelson Mandela: Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Introverts Can Be Great Leaders: Photodisc/Getty Images
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
Syrians Speak Out Through Their Art: Dmytro Tolokonov/Alamy
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
How I got the courage to tell my story: Imagemore Co., Ltd./Corbis
Detroit students want poor school conditions addressed: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A 12-year-old app developer: Bananastock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Decisions That Matter ©Radius Images/Alamy

The Real Story of Revere’s Ride: Photodisc/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 I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school: ©Zurijeta/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
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
The Desegregation of Sturgis High School:
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
Marie Curie: ©fStop/Alamy
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1985: ©C. Lee/PhotoLinkPhotodisc/Getty Images
WI-Fi-enabled school buses leave no child offline: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How a paramedic’s split-second decision may have saved a Parkland student’s life: ©Corbis
9/11 hero’s actions become a lesson in character: ©Corbis
4 Steps to Making Better Decisions: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Teen Brain: Behavior, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
YA Memoirs to Read ASAP: ©Juanmonino/iStockphoto.com

What Tales Tell The Palma Collection/Getty Images

Greek Mythology: ©Vava Vladimir Jovanovic/Shutterstock
In Search of Myths & Heroes: ©Vladimirs Poplavskis/Fotolia
Top 8 Special Animals in Greek Mythology: ©Comstock/Comstock Images/Getty Images
20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors: ©Fancy/Alamy
Greek Mythology: ©Henry George Beeker/Alamy
Archaeological Evidence of Homer’s Trojan War Found: ©Marion Bull/Alamy
The (Still) Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe: ©Annie Reynolds/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle May Finally Be Solved: ©Lightguard /iStockphoto.com
Where Did Dragons Come From?: Goodshoot/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Atlantis—True Story or Cautionary Tale?: ©DeVIce/Fotolia
‘Hamilton’ the Broadway musical is now a dazzling book: ©Stockbyte/Getty Images
The Pre-Viking Legend of Ragnarӧk: ©Corbis
Library of Congress Digs into 170 Billion Tweets: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Heroes and Legends Before Superman: ©Diverstudio/iStockphoto.com
The World’s Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Myths Still Matter: Hercules and His 12 Healing Labors: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Was There a Trojan War?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
King Arthur: Bradley Mason/Vetta/Getty Images
Why Are Dragons Important in Chinese Culture?: ©imagebroker/Alamy
Why Black Panther’s representation matters, according to the cast: ©Ocean/Corbis

Grade 7


Bold Actions

The Red Tail Squadron: Honoring Tuskegee Airmen: [none provided:] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Photo Shoot
“Space Dive” Success: Baumgartner Breaks Skydive Record, Sound Barrier: ©Denis Tabler/Shutterstock
Henry Worsley, a British Adventurer Trying to Cross Antarctica, Dies at 55: ©Frank Krahmer/Fuse/Getty Images
Crossing the Ocean Blue: ©Getty Images
How Wingsuit Flying Works: Darryl Leniuk/Digital Vision/Getty Images
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
What makes a hero?: ©Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock
The Defiant Ones: ©Image Source/Getty Images
Teen Climber Survives Deadly Everest Avalanche: ©Shutterstock
7 Things Really Bold People Do: ©Creativa/Shutterstock
UK Teen Wins Mongol Derby, World’s Longest Horse Race: Getty Images
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
Zach Hodskins, One-Handed Basketball Player, Gets Shot at College Team: 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

Perception and Reality

But Did You See the Gorilla? The Problem With Inattentional Blindness: ©Alamy
How Mirages Work: Jeremy Woodhouse/PhotoDisc/gettyimages
Perception vs. Reality: The Importance of Being Yourself on Social Media: ©Forster Forest/Shutterstock
Perspective in Paintings: ©Corbis
Can You Think Your Way To That Hole-In-One?: ©Corbis
Video games’ visual effects leaking into our reality: ©Dm_Cherry/Shutterstock
UW scientists, biotech firm may have cure for colorblindness: ©Steve Allen/Brand X/Corbis
Augmented Reality: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Science of Optical Illusions: ©fotoadrenalina/iStockphoto.com
Woman On Street Attacked By Giant Snail, It Seems: ©Nick Norman/National Geographic/Getty Images
I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic: ©INSADCO Photography/Alamy
Strange Worlds: Miniature Condiment Landscapes: ©Olga Khoroshunova/iStockphoto.com
Think Like Einstein: ©Shutterstock
Special Relativity in a Nutshell: ©Corbis
‘Back to Bed’: The Creepy, Addictive Game About Sleepwalking: ©Corbis
Brain game: bringing Paddington to life on screen: ©Shutterstock
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

Nature at Work

Twister Science: Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Mesmerizing Migration: ©DLILLC/Corbis
Mountains and planning lessened punch by Hurricane Patricia: ©Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy
China Has Officially Started Construction on the World’s First “Forest City”: Peter Haigh/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Pablo Neruda: Photodisc/Getty Images
Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor review: ©Getty Images
Awesome Animals: The Piglet Squid: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
What is a Green Roof?: ©Stephanie Friedman/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10 record-setting natural wonders in the United States: Robert Glusic/Corbis
El Niño: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
15 Examples of the Most Epic Metamorphoses from Youth to Adult: ROM/imagebroker/Alamy
Nature: Now Showing on TV: ©Corbis
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
A Chinese perspective on Autumn: ©Photolibrary
National Parks: ©Darren J. Bradley/Shutterstock
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
15 striking photos from the best wildlife photographers of the year: ©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
Deep-Sea Sub Crushed Under Pressure: Stockbyte/Getty Images
How caves give astronauts a preview of life in space: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Why We Explore: ©Mike Brown/Fotolia
Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance: ©Getty Images
Beyond: What drives the urge to explore?: National Archives and Records Administration
Cold-water coral reef found in Irish waters is deepest yet: ©Corbis
Mars Science Laboratory: Curiosity Rover: Pixtal/SuperStock
Amelia Earhart didn’t die in a plane crash, investigators say: Photodisc/Getty Images
2015 Emerging Explorers: ©Stocktrek Images/Getty Images
Where’s left to explore on Earth?: ©Lane V. Erickson/Shutterstock
John F. Kennedy: The Space Program: National Archives and Records Administration
Under Arctic Ice: Kate Karrberg/Johner Images/Alamy
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
Life at the Bottom: The Prolific Afterlife of Whales: ©Getty Images
Georgia Douglas Johnson: ©Connie Barr/Shutterstock
What are the dangers of living on Mars?: ©Purestock/Alamy
In a First, Gravitational Waves Linked to Neutron Star Crash:

The Stuff of Consumer Culture

How Money Is Made: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Technology firms explore ‘second screen’ opportunity: ©sturti/E+/Getty Images
Retail Therapy: Does It Help?: ©Alamy
5 Ways “Tech Addiction” Is Changing Human Behaviour: ©Steve Debenport/iStockphoto.com
Brain Scans of Hoarders Reveal Why They Never De-Clutter: ©Corbis
5 Ways Consumers Can Be More Socially Conscious in Shopping: Photodisc/Getty Images
Too Consumed to Ingest the world around us?: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
Fall Seed Saving Tips: ©goir/Fotolia
World Wastes Half Its Food: ©iStockphoto.com
How Pixar’s ‘Wall-E’ Predicts the Future: ©Blackout Concepts/Alamy
How Wearable Tech Is Creeping into the Beauty Industry: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
Some Reflections on ‘My Year of No Shopping’: ©Getty Images
How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think: ©g215/Shutterstock
Ten things you didn’t know about Black Friday: Comstock/Getty Images
How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger: ©bluestocking/iStockphoto.com
Is Amazon’s New Store Really The Future Of Grocery Shopping?: ©Shutterstock
10 Hot Consumer Trends 2017: ©John Lamb/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Our Brains on Marketing: Scans Show Why We Like New Things: Photodisc/Getty Images
A History Of Loyalty Programs, And How They Have Changed: Image Source / Getty Images
Global consumers are willing to put their money where their heart is: Comstock/Getty Images

Guided by a Cause

Do Something: ©mangostock/Fotolia
Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize 2014: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
San Jose Teenager Turns $100 Seed Money Into $34K For Charity: ©Jiri Vaclave/Shutterstock
The Speeches of Barack Obama: ©Getty Images
Healing the Ocean with a Garden of Coral: Darryl Leniuk/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Ohio boy’s $20 investment in kindness yields big return: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Oseola McCarty: ©Tim Pannell/Corbis
A Timeline of 1968: The Year That Shattered America: ©Comstock Images/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Study: Social Media Helps with Teenage Empathy, Awareness: ©kurhan/Shutterstock
Social Change: ©maxstockphoto/Shutterstock
The 10 Most Generous Nations in the World: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
The Student Walkout Against Gun Violence, in Photos: ©Zoe/Fotolia
Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer: Photodisc/Getty Images
Antioch Teens Raising Money to Help Orphans in Ethiopia: ©Bartosz Hadyniak/Vetta/Getty Images
Believe: ©Corbis
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
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: Letter From the President: ©SnowWhiteimages/Shutterstock
How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream: ©Shutterstock

Grade 8


Culture and Belonging ©iStockphoto.com

Ellis Island: ©Gary/Fotolia
Indian Country Diaries: Pow Wow Culture: MEB-Photography/Alamy
Portraits of a Generation: Children of Immigrants: ©Steve Williams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Why Bilinguals Are Smarter: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
First Days: The first Hmong American judge didn’t always acknowledge his roots: ©Photodisc/Getty Images
Youth Voices: I Have a Voice!: ©Getty Images
No, Where Are You Really From?: ©Jamie Grill/Tetra images/Getty
Told In Pictures: How 50 Immigrants Got Green Cards: moodboard/SuperStock
Advantages of Being Bicultural: ©Juanmonino/E+/Getty Images
A Video Library of Human Life Experiences: ©117 Imagery/Moment/Getty Images
Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away:  ©jeff Metzger/Shutterstock
A former Haitian prisoner says ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier’s criminal legacy should never be forgotten: Comstock/Getty Images
Are you Ukrainian or Russian? It’s complicated . . .: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Fighting Fiction with Facts: The BCN Anti-Rumor Campaign: Comstock/Getty Images
UChicago research finds location plays critical role in assimilation of U.S. immigrants: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Immigration Explorer: Comstock/Getty Images
‘Beyond Bollywood’: Inside the Smithsonian’s exhibition on Indian Americans: Hill Street Studios/Getty Images
What Americans Can Learn From Other Food Cultures: ©Shutterstock
My Identity as Haitian-American Is an Asset, Not a Deficit: ©Corbis

The Thrill of Horror Rubberball/Getty Images

Why Do People Love Horror Movies? They Enjoy Being Scared: ©Corbis
Why do we read scary books?: ©Tom Tom/Shutterstock
Brain scans gauge horror flick fear factor: ©Getty Images
Lovecraft tribute still haunting on a beautiful spring day: ©iStockphoto.com
Poe Museum: Library of Congress
Scientists study the thrill of a chill: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
Hollywood Horror: The Evolution of the Horror Movie Poster: ©STILLFX/Shutterstock
Horror movies tap into a primal fear instinct in your brain: ©Fuse/Corbis/Getty Images
E-Book Recreates a Monster: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Movie Monsters, Monster Movies And Why ‘Godzilla’ Endures: Photodisc/Getty Images
Can you be scared to death?: ©Shutterstock
7 Nightmarish Reads: ©Trueboy/Shutterstock
HP Lovecraft: The man who haunted horror fans: ©Juniors Bildarchiv/Alamy
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Horror Films for Apes Are Teaching Scientists About Long-Term Memory: ©Shutterstock
Researchers Examine the Fun of Fear: Rubberball/Getty Images
Is That a Movie or Video Game?: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
No ghost stories at camp?: ©nano/iStockphoto.com
Stephen King talks about his writing process: ©Cristian Dina/iStockphoto.com
What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert: ©Kris Leov/Shutterstock

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

A Free Man’s Letter to A Former Slaveowner in 1865: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
5 things you didn’t know about Frederick Douglass: ©Corbis
The American Civil War Then and Now: ©steheap/Fotolia
Final Confederate statue coming down in New Orleans: ©Corbis
Slavery in America: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
150 Years Later, Newspaper Retracts Gettysburg Address Diss: ©Tim Mainiero/Shutterstock
Children on the Battlefield: ©Corbis
Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman: ©Dmitry Pichugin/Fotolia
150 Years Later, Myths Persist about the Emancipation Proclamation: Library of Congress
Frederick Douglass: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery: ©GeoSystems for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’ Frederick Douglass, Revisited: ©Alexey Stiop/Alamy
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
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

Approaching Adulthood Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Teens, Your Brain Needs Real Food: ©Steve Debenport/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Teens and Sleep: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Think Like a Child: Comstock/Getty Images
The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens: ©Peter Van Steen/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Are Kids Happier than Adults?: Purestock/Getty Images
How to Improve Communication with Your Parents: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Fatal crashes involving teen drivers decline sharply in U.S.: ©Christine Glade/iStockphoto.com
Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive, UCI study finds: ©Hero Images/Hero Images/Getty Images
Young People More Likely To Drive Drowsy: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Katy Perry, Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, and others share what they wish they’d known as a teenager: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Teens Vulnerable To Identity Theft, Financial Crimes And Impersonation: ©Stokkete/Shutterstock
Why many teens don’t want to get a driver’s license: ©Digital Vision Ltd./SuperStock
What Stresses You Out About School?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Volunteer Program Helps Lincoln Middle-Schoolers Prepare for Their Futures: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Is There an App for That?: ©arrow/Fotolia
Getting Gen Z Primed to Save the World: ©Hero Images Inc./Alamy
‘Herd Mentality: Are we programmed to make bad decisions?: Comstock/Getty Images
Middle schoolers navigate transitional tween years: ZZ/Alamy
The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown-Up Yet: ©Fotolia
Failure Is Your Friend: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast: ©tlorna/Shutterstock

Anne Frank’s Legacy ©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
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
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
Proudly Bearing Elders’ Scars, Their Skin Says ‘Never Forget’: ©Corbis
Holocaust Remembrance Day Grows Roots: Anne Frank & the Sapling Project: ©Stephanie Friedman/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
My Attempt to Free Anne Frank’s Diary: Comstock/Getty Images
World’s awkward silence over Rohingya genocide warnings: ©Corbis
I’ve Been Haunted by Anne Frank’s Memory for So Long: ©deckert/Fotolia
The Secret Annex Online: ©Don Farrall/Photodisc/Getty Images
Anne Frank’s diary is now free to download despite copyright dispute: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Controversy over plan to name train after Anne Frank: Goodshoot/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

The Value of Work ©Shutterstock

Everyone Benefits when Middle School Students Volunteer: ©mangostock/Fotolia
10 Awesome Business Ideas for Teen Entrepreneurs: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Value of Doing Nothing: ©Corbis
Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem: ©Steve Debenport/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
5 Ways to Find Career Ideas: Image Source/Getty Images
Why Taking Breaks Will Help You Get More Work Done: ©Aaron Amat/Shutterstock
Today’s Teens: More Materialistic, Less Willing to Work: Purestock/Getty Images
How to Develop a Work Ethic and Be an Amazing Employee: ©Beau Lark/Fancy/Corbis
3 Awesome Teen Entrepreneurs Who Will Put You to Shame: ©Push Pictures/Somos Images/Corbis
Local girl collects shoes, makes a world of difference: Comstock/Getty Images
Debunking The Millennials’ Work Ethic “Problem”: Brand X Pictures/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Migrant Farm Workers: Our Nation’s Invisible Population: ©Corbis
African-American Girl Blazing a Trail Through Chess: ©Corbis
Cool Jobs (That Pay!): Comstock/Getty Images
This 14-year-old turned down a $30M buyout offer: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters: ©Svemir/iStockphoto.com
From World’s Fair to Maker Faire: Isaac Asimov: ©Liz Boyd/Alamy
The fading of the teen summer job: ©gchutka/iStockphoto.com
Cool Jobs: Sports Science: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
Seven Time Management Strategies from Some Brilliant Teenage Prodigies: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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
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
9/11 Memorial: Nathan Blaney/Photodisc/Getty Images
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
The Orchestra Playing for Peace: ©Ferenc Szelepcsenyi/Alamy
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
Apartheid: ©Corbis
Do uniforms make schools better?: ©epicurean/Vetta/Getty Images
Germany’s leap of faith in migrant crisis: ©Joel Carillet/E+/Getty Images
Native American Pow Wows Celebrate Patriotism, Unity: ©MEB-Photography/Alamy
The Full Nelson: Photodisc/Getty Images
How do you fix a polarized D.C.? Here are three ways.: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Playing Nicely with Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning: Bananastock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Ad of the Day: Flyers Reach Across the Aisle: ©Corbis

The Struggle for Freedom ©Shutterstock

Apartheid’s roots: The Natives Lands Act: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Maya Angelou’s Great Legacy: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Remembrances of the Mysterious, Maligned Soviet Censor: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10 Steps to Fighting Injustice Through Social Media: ©Roberto Westbrook/Blend Images/Getty Images
Few Artifacts of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Still Exist. These Iron Blocks Help Tell That Gut-Wrenching Story: ©Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Legacy of Medgar Evers: ©sgreer721/Fotolia
Selma 50 years later: John Lewis’s memories of the march: ©Radius/SuperStock
New Voting Restrictions in America: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images
Dying for Freedom: ©Corbis
Remembering Nina Simone as a Siren and Powerful Civil Rights Activist: Image Source/Getty Images
The trouble with democracy: ©Smalik/Fotolia
Is “Time’s Up” the Next Step for the #MeToo Movement?: ©Michael Matisse/Photodisc/Getty Images
Japanese-American Relocation: ©Corbis
In northern Mali, music silenced as Islamists drive out artists: ©Max Power/Fotolia
‘This is a civil rights movement that needs to have its due’: 25 years after the ADA: ©Eric Camden/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Racial Bias in Medicine Leads to Worse Care for Minorities: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Text of Ex-Slave’s Letter to His Former Master: Library of Congress
“These Things Are My Father”: Letters Are All That’s Left Of Gulag Prisoners: ©Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Book Review: Ghosts of Revolution: Stockbyte/Getty Images
The Rohingya Crisis: ©Corbis

The Bonds Between Us Photodisc/Getty Images

The Japanese Festival of the Dead: Obon: ©Akira Kaede/Photodisc/Getty Images
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: ©Alamy
Why We Laugh: Brand X Pictures/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Temple of 1,000 bells: ©Corbis
I survived a terrorist attack. Here’s what I learned.: Image Source/Getty Images
Dogs Recognize Familiar Faces from Images: ©Dave Stamboulis/Alamy
Children’s author Eric Carle reconnects with lost Syracuse friend after 82 years: Photodisc/Getty Images
Thanks, Robot! Humans Are Showing Kindness with Their AI Helpers: ©LindaMarieB/iStockphoto.com
Play Me, I’m Yours: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain: Comstock/Getty Images
Lanterns That Carried Prayers: ©Corbis
Loneliest Human: ©Corbis
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
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

Sweet Sorrow Photodisc/Getty Images

Elizabethan Theatre Conventions: ©Tracy Whiteside/Shutterstock
Shakespeare Conspiracy Theory: ©Terry Sirrell/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
There’s No Such Thing as Everlasting Love (According to Science): ©Corbis
A chronicle of Afghanistan’s modern-day Romeo and Juliet: ©Jean-Philippe Tournut/Flickr Open/Getty Images
Ten Out-of-the-Ordinary Valentine’s Day Customs: ©Corbis
Letters Of Heartbreak Find Some Love In Verona, Italy: Comstock/Getty Images
Review: Kate Tempest, a Young Poet Conjuring Ancient Gods: ©Elerium/iStockphoto.com
Falling in love is the easy part: ©Corbis
‘Gnomeo & Juliet’: Shakespeare, Cheerfully Plastered: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
Romeo, Romeo, what’s Julian Fellowes done to you?: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Shakespeare and the Classics: Plutarch, Ovid, and Inspiration: ©volk65/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
Shakespeare’s Source Material: Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?: ©Alamy
Science of Love: Heartbreak: ©Getty Images/iStockphoto.com
To the brain, getting burned, getting dumped feel the same: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene: ©D. Normark/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
New Apps for Help Reading Shakespeare: ©Terry Vine/Blend Images/Getty Images
On Bridges in Paris, Clanking with Love: Comstock/Getty Images
Would Shakespeare’s poisons and drugs work in reality?: ©Jupiter Images/Ablestock/Alamy
Can You Fix a Broken Heart by Writing About It?: ©Steve Debenport/iStockphoto.com

A Matter of Life or Death National Archives and Records Administration

Motherboard Knows Best: Should a Computer Make Life-or-Death Decisions?: ©Javier Larrea/Pixtal/Age Fotostock
Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath: U.S. Army Center of Military History
Circus ‘Families’ Bonded by Daring and Danger: ©Blend Images/Alamy
Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection, study finds: ©Charles Smith/Cardinal/Corbis
The Aleppo Project: ©Sami Sarkis/Photodisc/Getty Images
Nevada Rescue: 5 Things Family Did Right to Survive: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
It Helps to Like Your Neighbor During a Natural Disaster: Photodisc/Getty Images
Maternal deaths fall across globe but rise in U.S., doubling in Texas: ©Brooklyn Production/Corbis
Shark Attack Survivors Unite to Save Sharks: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Corrie ten Boom: ©nuttakit/Shutterstock
Modern Humans Retain Caveman’s Survival Instincts: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors: ©Corbis
Titanic’s 100th Anniversary: 6 Survivor Stories: Glowimages/Getty Images
Helping Fellow Plane Crash Survivors Has Changed My Life: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Possibilian: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
A psychologist explains the limits of human compassion: ©Valter Dias/Shutterstock
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

Heroes and Quests ©Corbis

Our Storied Lives: The Quest for ‘Something More’: ©Corbis
‘Shadow Divers’: True Story of Solving WWII Mystery: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Psychology Behind Superhero Origin Stories: ©Radius Images/Corbis
At 81, Mary Oliver shares her spiritual journey in ‘Upstream: Selected Essays’: ©Corbis
Odysseus’ Journey: MedioImages/Getty Images
Mars One: Photodisc/Getty Images
Ocean Explorer: Technology: Michael Saul/Brand X/Corbis
8 Novels Inspired by the Odyssey: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Corbis
Land of Odysseus: Stockbyte/Getty Images
What makes a hero? – Matthew Winkler: ©Tatiana Popova/Shutterstock
Up, Up, and Oy Vey!: ©Alexandra Petruk/Shutterstock
Top 5 Reasons Why Traveling Without a Plan is the Best Plan: ©Corbis
The Coldest Journey: ©Corbis
Odyssey’s End?: The Search for Ancient Ithaca: ©Corbis
The heroes of the French train attack have given us all a gift—hope: Goodshoot/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Fridtjof Nansen: ©Nigel Reed/Alamy
Discovery Rekindles Wish for a Journey to the Stars: NASA
The Girl Who Swims With Sharks: ©Mika Specta/Fotolia
5 Qualities of Incredibly Heroic Leaders: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Shackleton’s Ad – Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey: ©The Studio Dog/Photodisc/Getty Images

Grade 10


Ourselves and Others Image Source/Getty Images

The Museum of Tolerance: ©bojorgensen/Fotolia
What Does Free Speech Mean?: ©Aaron Amat/Shutterstock
Dare to Disagree:
Everything You Need to Know About Israel-Palestine: ©H. Wiesenhofer/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Team: Better Together: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Photodisc/Getty Images
Three Clergymen, Three Faiths, One Relationship: Corbis
Strangers Spot People with Compassionate Genes in Seconds: ©Don Couch/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
‘Going with the Crowd’ Causes Us to Make the Wrong Choices: ©Creativemarc/Shutterstock
CEOs say how you treat a waiter can predict a lot about character: Photodisc/Getty Images
What happens in the brain when you learn a language?: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Alamy
Human Flow: ©Ken Usami/Photodisc/Getty Images
Agreeing to Disagree: © Victoria Smith/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In-groups, out-groups, and the psychology of crowds: ©Corbis
Conflict Resolution Skills: ©Monica Lau/Photodisc/Getty Images
Stuck in an awkwardness vortex? Here’s how to embrace the cringe: ©Dennis Fagan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Flag Burning and Free Speech: Comstock/Getty Images
Student Expression in Public Schools: ©Dan Thornberg/iStockphoto.com
Want grandma to know Siri from a selfie? This teen can help.: ©Aldo Murillo/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
You’re Wrong! I’m Right!: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Natural World Carson Ganci/Design Pics Inc/Alamy

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
How Colony Collapse Disorder Works: ©Irochka/Fotolia
Technology That Imitates Nature: ©stocksnapper/iStockphoto.com/Getty Images
The True Story of Kudzu, the Vine That Never Truly Ate the South: ©Black Rock Digital/Shutterstock
Signs of Life: ©T. O'Keefe/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Planetary Science: Caught in the Act: ©Corbis
Using nature’s genius in architecture: Ted Foxx/Alamy
Biblical bee-keepers picked the best bees: ©StudioSmart/Shutterstock
12 Surprising Facts About Starfish: ©Tony Sweet/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs: ©Patsy A. Jacks/Shutterstock
Urban Wildlife Refuges Highlight Nature That’s Closer Than You Think: ©duckeesue/Shutterstock
In Midwest, Bringing Back Native Prairies Yard by Yard: Radius Images/Getty Images
Your home is a jungle inhabited by 100 different species: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Brazilian Explorers Search “Medicine Factory” to Save Lives and Rainforest: Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Theodore Roosevelt and the Environment: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Tardigrades—the microscopic, oddly cute toughest animals on Earth—explained: ©Hero Images/Getty Images
Don Cheadle: ‘Plastic Is a Problem’: ©ead72/Adobe Stock

Responses to Change ©Fotolia

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
How Cancer Starts: ©Duncan Smith/Photodisc/Getty Images
We have always been modern, and it has often scared us: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Four Pulitzer-winning takes on the rise of Adolf Hitler: ©Corbis
The peppered moth: A black and white story after all: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
9/11 Attacks: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Green Energy Will Overtake Fossil Fuels by 2020, Morgan Stanley Analyst States: ©IKO/Fotolia
Scientists just accidentally discovered a process that turns CO2 directly into ethanol: ©Martin McCarthy/E+/Getty Images
Emergency Response Plan: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Post-Traumatic Stress’s Surprisingly Positive Flip Side: Rubberball/Getty Images
Effects of the Black Death: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Climate Change Is Inevitable — It’s Time to Adapt: ©airphoto.gr/Shutterstock
Thinking of Home Makes It Harder to Learn a Foreign Language: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Corbis
How a Technology That Helped Settle the West Became Known as the “Devil’s Rope”: Steve Roe - stephenroe.co.uk/Getty Images
California’s wildfires are not “natural” — humans made them worse at every step: ©Corbis
A Youth Renaissance for Native Americans: Nancy G Photography/Alamy
Teenage brains in the digital world: Photodisc/Getty Images
Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images
Polar ice reveals secrets of carbon-climate feedbacks: ©Pauline S Mills/iStockphoto.com

How We See Things ©Corbis

Humans have more than 5 senses: ©Cultura Creative/Alamy
Drawing Geometric Perspective: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Animal Navigation: ©WoodenDinosaur/iStockphoto.com
Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols?: Texas Department of Transportation
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
Optical illusions show how we see: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Leap Seconds: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Is Blind Hiring the Best Hiring?: ©Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Are Eyewitnesses Unreliable?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Photography in the Age of Falsification: ©Corbis
Mavericks and Heretics: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How Night Vision Works: ©iStockphoto.com
Overlooked but Undeterred, a 101-Year-Old Artist Finally Gets Her Due: ©Corbis
2016 Is a Leap Year. Why Do We Have Them?: ©bennyrobo/Shutterstock
Widely set eyes give hammerhead sharks exceptional binocular vision: ©Westend61/SuperStock
Glasses Packed With Smartphone Tech Could Help Visually Impaired People ‘See’ Again: ©Shutterstock
Dead Reckoning or Pilotage?: ©National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy
Have Egyptologists found Nefertiti’s long-lost tomb?: ©Corbis
How 3-D Glasses Work: Photodisc/Getty Images

Absolute Power Photodisc/Getty Images

Macbeth Defeated at Dunsinane: ©Joe Cornish/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Can Shakespeare help reform prisoners?: ©Corbis
Pol Pot’s Shadow: ©Tim Hall/Photodisc/Getty Images
Watergate Scandal: ©Corbis
All Power Tends to Corrupt: Bilderbuch/Design Pics/Corbis
Modern ‘Macbeth’ spills blood in the kitchen: Photodisc/Getty Images
Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Ambition: ©wynnter/iStockphoto.com
Manga ‘Macbeth’, graphic novel ‘Romeo’, it’s Shakespeare for 21st century readers: ©Danomyte/Shutterstock
How Dictators Come to Power in a Democracy: National Archives and Records Administration
An Interview with Poet Patricia Smith: ©hxdbzxy/Shutterstock
James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident: ©Tischenko Irina/Shutterstock
Macbeth’s encounter with the witches: ©Corbis
When Satire Becomes Art: Library of Congress
Why Shakespeare Matters: Joshua Ets-Hokin / PhotoDisc / Getty Images
Toil and Trouble: The Curse of Macbeth: ©Leonard Mc Lane/Digital Vision/Getty Images
The “Scottish” Play: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Macbeth’s curse: study identifies link between sleeplessness and paranoia: Paul Burns/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Fortified but Still in Peril, New Orleans Braces for Its Future: Jupiterimages/Comstock Images/Getty Images
“Macbeth” Movie Review:
The Crucial Difference Between a Good Person and a Good Leader: ©Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Getty Images

Hard-Won Liberty National Archives and Records Administration

The Angry Martin Luther King:
A dangerous idea offers hope for girls in Afghanistan: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Getty Images
Order vs. Disorder: Photodisc/Getty Images
We use big data to sentence criminals. But can the algorithms really tell us what we need to know?: ©Zelfit/Shutterstock
The night I helped my mother escape North Korea: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Letter from Ethiopia’s Gulag: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Purges in the USSR: Photodisc/Getty Images
Segregation Now . . .: Image Ideas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Color of Justice: ©Corbis
LIBERTY! The American Revolution: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Next generation of activists confronts Mississippi’s violent past on Freedom Summer anniversary: Georgia Department of Economic Development
How Charles Dickens Helped the English Get Fresh Air: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
Juneteenth: A New Birth of Freedom: Library of Congress
Decades Later, Photographer Searches for Gandhi’s Legacy: ©popovaphoto/iStockphoto.com
Josephine Baker—A French and American Hero: ©Corbis
Plessy and Ferguson: Descendants of a divisive Supreme Court decision unite: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Ideas Cost Peace Prize Winner Freedom: ©hepatus/E+/Getty Images
Freedom of the Mind: ©Corbis
Saudi Arabia elects up to 17 female councilors in historic election: ©Patrik Dietrich/Fotolia
Quiz: What’s Your Freedom Type?: ©Gary/Fotolia

Grade 11


Coming to America ©Visions of America, LLC/Alamy

The Peopling Of America: moodboard/SuperStock
19 Native American Authors You Need to Read: ©Diyosa Carter/Flickr/Getty Images
Jamestown Unearthed: Historic Jamestowne Opens Hands-On Archaeology to Guests: ©Visions of America, LLC/Alamy
The True Story of Pocahontas: ©Wikimedia Commons
El Sueno: An Americano Project: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Can an iPhone App Help Save an Endangered Language?: ©scanrail/iStockphoto.comGetty Images
Error of Century? Balboa Park With No Statue of Balboa: ©Karen Grigoryan/Shutterstock
After 41 years, Louisville’s youth theater stages all 38 plays by Shakespeare: ©Victoria Smith/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Plimouth Plantation: ©Fotolia
Tales of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys and ‘Hyphenated Identities’: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images
As pope evokes nation of immigrants, a report shows it’s not reflected in Congress: ©emkaplin/Fotolia
Why American Cities Are Fighting to Attract Immigrants: Jeremy Woodhouse/Photodisc/Getty Images
Mayflower: Deconstructed: ©Shutterstock
Illegal Immigration Solutions – Pros and Cons: Historical Timeline: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
How Alaska Natives created an Xbox game to preserve, spread their culture: ©JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Getty Images
Immigration In Esports: Do Gamers Count As Athletes?: ©Blend Images/Shutterstock
Hernando de Soto: ©Wikimedia Commons
Archaeologists Are Hunting for the Lost French Fleet That Nearly Conquered Spanish Florida: Library of Congress
Joy Harjo: ©STEPHEN ST. JOHN/National Geographic Stock
L.A. County formally replaces Columbus Day: ©Neil Beer/Photodisc/Getty Images

Building a Democracy ©Karl Kost/Alamy

The Real Birth of American Democracy: ©Wikimedia Commons
A democracy deficit plagues the US and the European Union: ©Image Source/Getty Images
The Stamp Act Riots, 250 Years Ago: ©Comstock/Getty Images
A New Museum of the American Revolution, Warts and All: ©Mark Karrass/Corbis
Phillis Wheatley: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why the Colonies Most Galvanizing Leader Never Became a Founding Father: ©Centaur/Fotolia
The day the Constitution was adopted: ©webking/iStockphoto.com
American history unfolds in ‘Assassin’s Creed 3’: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
James Madison: ©Craig Brewer/Photodisc/Getty Images
Dunmore’s Proclamation: A Time to Choose: ©VisionsofAmerica/Joe Soehm/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Top 10 Ben Franklin Inventions: ©Corbis
John Dickinson during the Continental and Confederation periods: ©silver-john/Shutterstock
Dirty Little Secret: VisionsofAmerica/Joe Soehm/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Last Men of the Revolution: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Patriotism on Broadway: ©Fer Gregory/Shutterstock
Revolutionary War army comes to life in newly discovered painting: ©Victorian Traditions/Shutterstock
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

The Individual and Society Photodisc/Getty Images

A Dual Mission: ©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
A Conversation With Native Americans on Race: Brand X Pictures/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
Bitter Sweets: joSon/Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Lesson of the Power Loom: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Gold Rush of 1849: ©optimarc/Shutterstock
War of 1812: Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Walden Pond State Reservation: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Can a Video Game Capture the Magic of Walden?: ©Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/Getty Images
Walt Whitman’s war: Creatas / Getty Images
Ralph Waldo Emerson: ©S. Solum/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Emily Dickinson Collection: ©Galushko Sergey/Shutterstock
Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass: Comstock/Getty Images
Indian removal: Nick Koudis/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Course explores new field at intersection of genomics and society: ©Andrew Brookes/Fuse/Getty Images

A New Birth of Freedom ©Corbis

‘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
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage: ©Library of Congress
The Lost History: Help Us Find the Declaration of Sentiments: ©James P. Blair/Photodisc/Getty Images
Where the Buffalo No Longer Roamed: Comstock/Getty Images
Sherman’s March to the Sea: A military triumph left a bitter legacy: Image Ideas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A Time of Reckoning:
Documentary explores US exclusion of Chinese in the 1800s: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
Black Leaders During Reconstruction: ©Ilene MacDonald/Alamy
PRO AND CON: Should Confederate monuments be removed?: ©Corbis
Ida B. Wells: Library of Congress
A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg: ©Getty Images
A Civil War journal, up close and personal: ©Susan Law Cain/Shutterstock
3 Reasons Why Chinese Workers Were the MVP’s on the Transcontinental Railroad: HemeraTechnologiesJupiterimages/Getty Images
Where the Buffalo No Longer Roamed: ©Getty Images
‘Nurse, Spy, Cook:’ How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food: ©Folio/Alamy
Dred Scott decision: ©Gary Blakeley/Shutterstock
In New Bedford, Frederick Douglass Finds Refuge as a Fugitive Slave: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock

An Age of Realism ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Two amputations a week: the cost of working in a US meat plant: ©Arthur S. Aubry/Photodisc/Getty Images
Edith Wharton: Why the Age of Innocence author is vanishing from New York City: ©Corbis
Stephen Crane: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Dispatches from the Jungle: The Writers Who Reformed America: ©Corbis
Jacob Riis: Shedding Light On NYC’s ‘Other Half’: Museum of the City of New York
What Are Ag-Gag Laws and Why Are They Dangerous?: ©David Frazier/Spirit/Corbis
Mark Twain’s Eternal Chatter: ©Folio/Alamy
What Was the Klondike Gold Rush?: ©Everett Collection Inc/Alamy
Greed Isn’t Good: Wealth Could Make People Unethical: ©Corbis
Casual Perfection: ©Philip Coblentz/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
The Decades That Invented the Future, Part 1: 1900-1910: Adam Gault/OJO Images/Getty Images
Billionaire Philanthropists Are Shaping a New Gilded Age: Marcus Clackson/Photodisc/Getty Images
How Regulation Really Does Change Eating Behavior: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Nellie Bly Biography: ©Sergiy Serdyuk/Fotolia
Baseball in America, Part II: Gilded Bats and Balls: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Mind Ablaze: ©Chaikovskiy Igor/Shutterstock
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

The Modern World Photodisc/Getty Images

New Study Says We Could Be Alone in the Universe: ©snvv/Adobe Stock
The Dawn of the Singularity: ©Illustration Art/Alamy
Mass Exodus From the Plains: National Archives and Records Administration
Three Reichs, You’re Out: ©Comstock/Getty Images
The Harlem Renaissance: Thinkstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Devices That Know How We Really Feel: ©Hero/Corbis
Aaron Douglas’s Magisterial Aspects of Negro Life: Nikreates/Alamy
Extracting the Woodchuck: ©Design Pics RF/Getty Images
Welcome to the Matrix: Are Humans Just a Computer Simulation?: Photodisc/Getty Images
How did the advent of television impact politics?: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Vietnam War Protests: ©Christopher Penler/Alamy
Stock Market Crash of 1929: Image Source/Getty Images
Is the Internet Hurting Children?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Kent State Incident: Photodisc/Getty Images
Robert Frost Biography: ©Radius Images/Corbis
Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact: ©Atanas Bezov/Getty Images/iStockphoto.com
The AI Revolution Is On: Dynamic Graphics/Getty Images
Double-Bind: Three Women of the Harlem Renaissance: Stockbyte/Getty Images
The Many Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies: ©David Selman/Corbis
Build-a-brain: ©Andrea Danti/Fotolia

Grade 12


Chasing Success ©Andres RodriguezFotolia

Don’t think too positive: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Fail Better: ©Colin Anderson/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Q and A with Malcolm: ©James Lauritz/Digital Vision/Superstock
Total Failure: The World’s Worst Video Game: ©Fuse/Getty Images
What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success: SuperStock RF/SuperStock
Youth sports ‘spill over’ to career success: ©Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis
What turned the Wright brothers into pioneers of flight? Their library.: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Education Innovation in the Slums: ©Photodisc/Alamy
What If the Secret to Success Is Failure?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The key to success? Grit: ©Yuri Arcurs/Shutterstock
Moving Innovation in Education Forward: ©Goodluz/Shutterstock
Measuring Success in the Game of Life: ©Chones/Shutterstock
Why Ambition Could Make You Rich, but Not Happy: ©Corbis
Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Luck and Skill Untangled: The Science of Success: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images
How Praise Became a Consolation Prize: ©Randy Faris/Corbis
Why Are Superachievers So Successful?: Photos.com/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Eugene O’Neill Biography: ©Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Michael Lewis on Princeton Speech: I Aimed To Give Something Unexpected: ©Ellen Isaacs/Alamy
Nurture Counts as Much as Nature in Success:

Gender Roles ©Fotolia

How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It: ©C. Lee/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Dads who do chores bolster daughters’ aspirations: ©Corbis
Why Is Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys?: Photodisc/Getty Images
The crucial role of men in gender equality: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
You Can Give a Boy a Doll, but You Can’t Make Him Play with It: Photodisc/Getty Images
Can early computer science education boost number of women in tech?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Emma Watson calls on men to help fight gender inequality: ‘It’s your issue too’: ©Image Source/Alamy
Not From Venus, Not From Mars: What We Believe About Gender and Why It’s Often Wrong: ©Corbis
How Can Women Gain Influence in Hollywood?: ©Fotolia
I’m an engineer, not a cheerleader. Let’s abandon silly rules about gender roles.: Getty Images
Target to move away from gender-based signs: ©IMG_191 LLC/Shutterstock
Millennial pink is exposing our culture’s worst anxieties about “girly stuff”: ©Alan and Sandy Carey/Photodisc/Getty Images
Where the Boys Are Not: ©Carlos Hernandez/Westend61/Corbis
10 Ways to Raise Brave Girls: Peter Mason/Cultura Creative/Alamy
Where’s Bobbi Fischer?: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Sorry to ask but … do women apologize more than men?: ©Photodisc/Getty Images
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

Voices of Protest National Archives

The Statue of Liberty Has Long Been a Magnet for Protest: ©spyarm/Shutterstock
Opinion: Remove the blindfold, fight injustices when they occur: ©Studio-Annika/iStockphoto.com
In the Footsteps of Gandhi: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Tech firms protest proposed changes to U.S. net neutrality rules: ©Corbis
Vietnam War Protests: ©Corbis
The Native American Protests in North Dakota Are About More Than an Oil Pipeline: ©Charles Smith/Cardinal/Corbis
In Defense of Thoreau: ©encrier/iStockphoto.com
Hashtag activism is fleeting: ©Hero/Fancy/Age Fotostock
Tiananmen Square, Then and Now: ©Paul Merrett/Fotolia
‘Before India,’ A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa: ©Corbis
A Deep-Rooted History of Activism Stirs in College Football: ©Daniel Schweinert/Shutterstock
Gandhi: Surprising Facts on His Life and How His Legacy Lives on Today: ©Jim West/Alamy
Why We Protest: ©Zoe/Fotolia
About Thoreau: ©Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/Getty Images
Fast-food workers strike, seeking $15 wage, political muscle: ©Mark Wineman/Getty Images/iStockphoto.com
How Jonathan Swift Attacked Fake News: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
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

Seeking Justice, Seeking Peace Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

The Israeli-Palestinian basketball teams that are breaking all barriers: Photodisc/Getty Images
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
Was Shakespeare Aware of the Scientific Discoveries of His Time?: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
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
Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think so: Stockbyte/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
On Forgiveness: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Kenya and Wangari Maathai: Taking Root: Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Photodisc/Getty Images
A Wild, ‘Burning’ Journey Back To Old Mexico: ©GlowImages/Alamy
In one small Mexican town, the citizens become armed vigilantes to take on a drug gang: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
High and Inside: Morality and Revenge in Baseball: ©alens/Shutterstock
Special report: Truth, justice and reconciliation: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
What is peace?: Stockdisc/Getty Images
Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace: ©Natasha Owen/Fotolia

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
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
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
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
Who Takes Risks?: ©Shutterstock
The Greatest Risks They Ever Took: Comstock/Getty Images
Risk-takers are smarter, according to a new study: ©MCarper/Shutterstock
Willingness to take risks: A personality trait: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images

Finding Ourselves in Nature ©Corbis

‘The Abundance,’ by Annie Dillard: ©Corbis
Do Michael Pawlyn’s nature inspired creations hold the key to designing buildings for the future?: ©Getty Images
How Living Off the Grid Works: ©Smileus/Shutterstock
Are we raising a generation of nature-phobic kids?: ©JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis
Minneapolis author Louise Erdrich finds writing humor is the ‘hardest thing’: ©Teri Dixon/Photodisc/Getty Images
The emergence of nature phobias: Why more people are afraid of the outdoors: ©andreiuc88/Shutterstock
Nature and technology: friends or enemies?: ©Roberto Westbrook/Blend Images/Corbis
What Animals Taught Me About Being Human: ©Joseph Van Os/Stockbyte/Getty Images
Nature in Chinese Culture: ©Irina Afonskaya/Shutterstock
How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies: ©constantgardener/Getty Images
Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health: ©Steve Glass/Aurora Open/Getty Images
Naturally Curious Introduces City Kids to the Great Outdoors: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
New Study Analyzes Heavy Metal Dancing: ©1bestofphoto/Alamy
Survival Training, Ferret Style: Photodisc/Getty Images
Don’t Care About National Parks? The Park Service Needs You To: Getty Images Royalty Free
Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors: ©Karen Grigoryan/Shutterstock
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

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
Can Money Buy Happiness?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Should Homework Be Banned?: ©SuperStock RF/SuperStock
What Is the Appropriate Voting Age?: ©Blend Images - Hill Street Studios/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images