Photo Credits

Grade 6

Facing Fear BananaStock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: ©slobo/
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
The Benefits of Fear: ©Marili Forastieri/Photodisc/Getty Images
5 ways to face your fears through travel: ©Corbis
How Roller Coasters Work: Roller Coaster Components: Purestock/Getty Images
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors: ©Orhan Cam/Shutterstock
What is the Science Behind Fear?: Jim Wehtje/Photodisc/Getty Images
Migraines: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Infographic: Curiosity Rover’s “Seven Minutes of Terror”: Purestock/Getty Images
How your worst fears stack up against reality: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Primitive, Complicated, Essential Emotion Called Fear:
Famous Ghosts in American History: ©Jacob Ammentorp Lund/Alamy
Migraines: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Dr. Maya Angelou on Overcoming Fear: ©Dennis MacDonald/Alamy
Need for Speed?: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
Are Infants Afraid of Heights?: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
5 Fears Mentally Strong People Face Head-On: ©Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Getty Images
What Is Cliff Diving?: Brand X Pictures / Getty Images

Animal Intelligence ©Digital Vision/Getty Images

Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.: ©Cybernesco/
How Smart Is An Octopus?: ©Paul Whitehead /Alamy
Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’: Stockdisc/Getty Images
What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised: Comstock/Getty Images
Police geese: A Chinese crime-fighting plan isn’t quite as ridiculous as it sounds:
A New Frontier in Animal Intelligence: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Horses are smarter than we realize: Comstock/Getty Images
Guard Dogs 101: What You Need to Know Before Getting a Dog for Protection: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Why some animals can never be domesticated: Comstock/Getty Images
Bat Echo: Rolf Nussbaumer Photography/Alamy
Cats Are Not Dependent on Humans, Study Shows: DAJ
Yes, Animals Think and Feel. Here’s How We Know: ©Ermolaev Alexandr/Adobe Stock
“Wassup, Sheep?” He Asked: ©Chase Swift/Spirit/Corbis
Monkeys Can Do Math: ©DLILLC/Corbis
What’s the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?: Don Farrall/Digital Vision
Just how smart is an octopus?: ©photonimo/
The 10 Smartest Animals: Creatas / Getty Images
Can dogs understand what we say?: Don Mason/Blend images/Getty Images
Tool Use Found in Octopuses: ©Juniors Bildarchiv/Alamy
Is Your Dog Manipulating You?: ©Nature Art/Shutterstock

Dealing with Disaster ©Corbis

How Search-and-Rescue Dogs Work: ©Corbis
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
2015 is warmest year on record, NOAA and NASA say: Hans Neleman/ Photodisc/ Getty Images
Hurricane Katrina: ©Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy
The Science Behind Lightning’s Electric Shows: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Storm After the Storm: Disaster’s Mental Toll: Thinkstock / Getty Images
Causes and Effects of Hurricanes:
Wisconsin family’s fallout shelter becomes historical exhibit: Photodisc/Getty Images
How the Pacific Northwest is preparing for a catastrophic tsunami: Stockbyte/Getty Images
A decade into the Katrina diaspora: ©Jerry Sharp/Shutterstock
How the trauma of Hurricane Harvey plagues some survivors’ mental health 1 year later: ©Denise Arzer/Shutterstock
New Satellite Helps Scientists Track El Niño: Artville/Getty Images
How to prepare for spring flash flooding: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Giant plastic-cleaning system headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: ©Rich Carey/Shutterstock
In the dark over power grid security: ©Corbis
Fire in Nature: ©art-pho/Shutterstock
How can our blue planet be running out of fresh water?: Comstock Images/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Extreme Events: ©Stocktrek Images/Getty Images

Making Your Voice Heard ©Alvaro Ortiz/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Texas teenager creates $20 water purifier to tackle toxic e-waste pollution: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Ai Weiwei Alcatraz tour: Legos, protest songs and prison cells: Photodisc/Getty Images
Haters Gonna Hate. Teen Girl Activists Shake it Off and Try Again: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
From Activist to Author: How 12-Year-Old Marley Dias Is Changing the Face of Children’s Literature: ©connel/Shutterstock
What Does it Mean To Be Human?: ©Pichugin Dmitry/Shutterstock
Cave Paintings and Artifacts: ©Shutterstock
Introvert Teens Can Make Effective Leaders: ©Image Source/Getty Images
In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages— and learn acceptance: ©John & Lisa Merrill/Photodisc/Getty Images
What Is Democracy?: ©Fotosearch/Getty Images
How British scientist Hertha Marks Ayrton discovered the secret of ripples: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Breaking the Silence: ©Big Cheese Photo LLC/Alamy
Detroit woman wants to play in the NFL. Here’s why you shouldn’t doubt her: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Horse (Exhibition): Comstock/Getty Images
Order to the Chaos of Life: Isabel Allende on Writing:
How improv comedy helped a teen with autism: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Alaska Native Girl Leads Animated Kids TV Show in US First: ©eyeCatchLight/Fotolia
Dangerous Exotic Pets: ©Ocean/Corbis
What Are The Dangers Of A Single Story?: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A New Wrinkle on School Uniforms: ©Age Fotostock
Video Games are a ‘great equalizer’ for people with disabilities: ©belushi/Shutterstock

Decisions That Matter ©Radius Images/Alamy

Little Rock Central High School: National Historic Site: ©Robert W. Ginn/Alamy
Flight 93: ©Mikhail Starodubov/Shutterstock
Wilma Mankiller: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Linda Brown obituary: ©Douglas Toombs/Shutterstock
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You: Photodisc/Getty Images
Saving a Lost Language: Oliver Gerhard /Alamy
Decision-Making Strategies: SW Productions/Photodisc/Getty Images
Biography: Malala Yousafzai: ©ESB Professional/Shutterstock
Powell Calls His U.N. Speech a Lasting Blot on His Record: ©Joseph Sohm/Visions of America, LLC/Alamy
Adolescence and the Agony of Decision Making: ©Steve Debenport/
Robert Frost’s Commonly Misinterpreted “The Road Not Taken”: ©Radius Images/Corbis
WordPress: Hilde Lysiak: ©Ricky Goshen/Dreamstime
Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise: ©C. Lee/PhotoLinkPhotodisc/Getty Images
What Does It Mean to Cross the Rubicon?: Comstock/Getty Images
Paul Revere: Fast Facts: ©S Solum/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
This school cafeteria manager has gone bananas. The kids love it.: Comstock/Getty Images
Timeline of Events Leading to the Brown v. Board of Education Decision, 1954: ©Africa Studio/Shutterstock
Decision-Making is Still a Work in Progress for Teenagers: ©Andrea Danti/Fotolia
Why do we make bad choices?: ©Corbis
Walking in Their Shoes: A Venezuelan Expat’s Humanitarian Feat: ©ballabeyla/Fotolia

What Tales Tell The Palma Collection/Getty Images

Was There a Trojan War?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Heroes and Legends Before Superman: ©Diverstudio/
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
Author Says a Whole Culture—Not a Single “Homer”—Wrote “Iliad,” “Odyssey”: ©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
Visit Seven Storybook Castles in Germany: ©Flora Torrance/Life File/Photodisc/Getty Images
Mark Twain: ©Folio/Alamy
The Atlantis-style myths that turned out to be true: ©Sam Clemens
The Chilling True Story Behind the Pied Piper of Hamelin: ©Guy Jarvis/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Guide to the classics: The Arthurian legend: ©fergregory/Fotolia
Artful Animals: ©Corbis
The Fairy Tales That Predate Christianity: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The real-life diseases that spread the vampire myth: ©Ysbrand Cosijn/Shutterstock
El Dorado Legend Snared Sir Walter Raleigh: ©Fotolia
Asian Dragons: Christophe Testi/Alamy
In Focus: The Prince and the Pauper: Stockdisc/Getty Images
16 January 1549 – Thomas Seymour tries to kidnap Edward VI: Images

Grade 7

Bold Actions

To the South Pole and Back – The Hardest 105 days of my life: Kim Steele/Photodisc/Getty Images
Cliff Young — The farmer who outran the field: ©Corbis
The Evolution of the Charity Run/Walk and the Road Ahead: ©Neil Beer/Photodisc/Getty Images
Bessie Coleman, The First Female African American Pilot: ©Alexandr Shevchenko/Shutterstock
Skydivers Save Unconscious Comrade In Midair Rescue: ©Joggie Botma/Alamy
Extreme sports special: ‘I get the urge to jump when I’m standing on the edge’: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Should parents let their kids take more risks?: ©wibs24/
The Revolutionary Cyclist: ©Westend61/Getty Images
7 Things Really Bold People Do: ©Corbis
Tightrope Between the Towers: ©Corbis
The Early History of Bungee Jumping: ©Karl Weatherly/Photodisc/Getty Images
Historic Photos Celebrate Pioneering Black Explorer: ©Kris Grabiec/Shutterstock
Bessie Coleman: ©National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy
Stray dog Arthur bonds with adventure team: paul prescott/Alamy
Dashrath Manjhi Road: ©Stephanie Friedman/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them): ©German-skydiver/iStock/Getty
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

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
Five tricks of the senses: Girl eating ice cream cone
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
People With Negative Self-Image Experience Setbacks More Frequently: ©Fuse/Corbis/Getty Images
The Science of Optical Illusions: ©fotoadrenalina/
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/
What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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

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
Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer With Nearly 97% Accuracy, Says Study: Comstock/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
How Two Big Earthquakes Triggered 16,000 More in Southern California: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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
Dogs are working to save the world’s endangered species: ©Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock
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
The allure of fluorescence in the ocean: ©Hannu Viitanen/Hemera/Getty Images

Risk and Exploration

Eating on Mars? Be Sure to Pack the Tortillas: Photodisc/Getty Images
Philae lander makes historic touchdown on comet: courtesy of NASA
Clare Students on Top of the World after Claiming NASA Prize with Radical Idea: ©Tim Pannell/Corbis
7 Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Ocean Exploration: ©Corbis
What Hardships Did Early Explorers Face?: ©Galina Barskaya/Shutterstock
Photographing on Top of the World: ©Shutterstock
How Deep is Too Deep to Dive?: ©Getty Images
Phantom Islands – A Sonic Atlas: ©Iryna Rasko/Shutterstock
The Biggest Physical Risk of Exploration Today Is Carpal Tunnel: Alamy
Sir Ranulph Fiennes in Marathon des Sables record bid: ©Fotolia
How Terraforming Mars Will Work: ©Purestock/Alamy
The Kepler Space Telescope is About to Run Out of Fuel: ©StockTrek/Photodisc/Getty Images
10 Offbeat Things Humans Have Launched into Space: ©Corbis
Hidden Moon Crater Named After Amelia Earhart: ©Shutterstock
NASA Finally Found A Spacecraft It Lost Almost 2 Years Ago: ©PaulPaladin/Alamy
Explore the Largest Known Volcanoes: ©Elena Kalistratova/Vetta/Getty Images
New ‘Selfie’ MicroSatellite Captures Images of Chinese Space Station: ©3DSculptor/iStock/Getty Images
The Sea Women of South Korea: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Fighting for Visibility:
How Much Would It Cost To Live On Mars?: ©peepo/E+/Getty Images

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/
Consumers want a climate label for food, research shows: ©Spauln/E+/Getty Images
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
The Rise of the Zombie Mall: ©pryzmat/Shutterstock
World Wastes Half Its Food: ©
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/
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

Guided by a Cause

A moment that changed me – the Christmas I didn’t get any presents: ©Petro Feketa/
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
12-Year-Old Invents Braille Printer Using Lego Set: Perry Mastrovito/Corbis
Life as a Young Carer: ©Kim Steele/Photodisc/Getty Images
3 brilliant inventions from a 12-year-old scientist: Planetpix/Alamy
Students ‘strike for climate’ across the United States: ©Alexander/Fotolia
Tiny houses helping with homeless problem in U.S.: BananaStock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
5 Teens Who Are Helping Others Online: ©Tetra Images/Getty Images
Meet the female entrepreneurs using tech for good: Photodisc/Getty Images
Fighting Food Waste in Los Angeles: ©Baloncici/Shutterstock
Building a healthy community in ‘the nation’s salad bowl’: thieury/Fotolia
Teen Inventor Alexis Lewis on Youth and the Innovative Spirit: ©ollo/
Diana, Princess of Wales:
Craig Kielburger: How young people can help to end child labor: ©Hero Images/Getty Images
Civil Rights era activist reflects on struggles, triumphs: ©FeyginFoto/Shutterstock
Fr. Peter McVerry: ©C. Sherburne/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
‘Cajun Navy’ heads to Texas to aid Harvey rescues: ©Radius Images/Getty Images
The Teenager Schooling World Leaders on Climate Change: ©MmeEmil/E+/Getty Images

Grade 8

Culture and Belonging ©

Naturalization Ceremonies: ©Hero Images/Getty Images
Advantages of Being Bicultural: ©Juanmonino/E+/Getty Images
Youth Voices: I Have a Voice!: ©Getty Images
No, Where Are You Really From?: ©Jamie Grill/Tetra images/Getty
Immigration Explorer: Comstock/Getty Images
Are you Ukrainian or Russian? It’s complicated . . .: Stockbyte/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
Soccer Helping Young Refugees Find Footing in U.S.: Image 100/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
‘Beyond Bollywood’: Inside the Smithsonian’s exhibition on Indian Americans: Hill Street Studios/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
About the Author: Kao Kalia Yang: ©thaikrit/Shutterstock
How Culture Shapes Emotions: ©George Rudy/Shutterstock
What Americans Can Learn From Other Food Cultures: ©Shutterstock
My Identity as Haitian-American Is an Asset, Not a Deficit: ©Corbis
Kids Interpreting Medical Information to Parents: ©Rob Lewine/Getty Images
Yiddish Culture Takes Center Stage: ©aerogondo2/Shutterstock
Adapting to a New Culture: ©Payless Images, Inc./Alamy
Undocumented journalist describes immigrant experience, American dream: Comstock/Getty Images

The Thrill of Horror Rubberball/Getty Images

Is horror the most disrespected genre?: ©kjohansen/
Movie Monsters, Monster Movies And Why ‘Godzilla’ Endures: Photodisc/Getty Images
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
Can Fear Actually Be Healthy? 5 Health Effects of Halloween Horrors: ©Mix and Match Studio/Shutterstock
Is That a Movie or Video Game?: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Can you be scared to death?: ©Shutterstock
7 Nightmarish Reads: ©Trueboy/Shutterstock
Why Do We Fear?: Image 100/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
No ghost stories at camp?: ©nano/
Horror Films for Apes Are Teaching Scientists About Long-Term Memory: ©Shutterstock
Researchers Examine the Fun of Fear: Rubberball/Getty Images
Something Wicked This Way Comes: ©kukuruxa/Shutterstock
Sinister! Threats from the Left Are Scarier: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Stephen King talks about his writing process: ©Cristian Dina/
What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert: ©Kris Leov/Shutterstock
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

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

Classic Slave Narratives: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
“I Will be Heard!”: Abolitionism in America: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Harriet Tubman Wins Unofficial Vote to Be on $20 Bill: ©Library of Congress
New photo shows ‘beautiful, resilient’ Harriet Tubman: ©Library of Congress
6 Southern Unionist Strongholds During the Civil War: ©chapin31/iStock/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
Did Black Rebellion Win the Civil War?:  ©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
Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape: ©Goodshoot/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
150 Years Later, Myths Persist about the Emancipation Proclamation: Library of Congress
Frederick Douglass: 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
St. Landry Parish Catholic School Reflecting on Role in Slavery: ©Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC/Flickr/Getty Images

Approaching Adulthood Jupiterimages/Getty Images

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
Do children and teenagers have constitutional rights?: ©webking/
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
U.S. Drivers Are Distracted More Than Half the Time They’re Behind the Wheel: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown-Up Yet: ©Fotolia
Failure Is Your Friend: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast: ©tlorna/Shutterstock
Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says: ©akulamatiau/Fotolia
Psychology says you need to achieve these 3 goals to become an adult: ©RubberBall/Age Fotostock
Our privacy is for sale, we have to accept that. But what’s the price tag?: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/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
Good news for teen voting: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images
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

Anne Frank’s Legacy ©Shutterstock

Holocaust Survivor: Without Music, “I Wouldn’t Be Alive”: ©Thinkstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Otto Frank talks about Anne’s diary: ©pio3/Shutterstock
German Propaganda Archive: Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
This POW kept a secret diary that showed daily life in a concentration camp: ©Sunil Singh/Fotolia
Anne Frank’s Amsterdam: Photodisc/Getty Images
Deep Survival: Anne Frank’s Extraordinary Act of Survival: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Surviving Genocide in Rwanda: ©Corbis
How Hans and Sophie Scholl’s White Rose Movement Fought Back Against the Nazis: ©Andrew Ward/Life File/Photodisc/Getty Images
Adults are remembering Elie Wiesel. But his testimony mattered most for youths.: ©Tracy Montana/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Amid Tensions, a New Portrayal of Anne Frank: ©Tracy Whiteside/Shutterstock
Researchers say Anne Frank perished earlier than thought: ©Yakovlev Sergey/Shutterstock
How can we stop the Holocaust from happening again?: ©SkunkChunk/Shutterstock
Holocaust survivors reunite with the woman who cared for them after the war: ©Jonathan Noden-Wilkinson/Shutterstock
Japanese American Internment During World War II: Jeremy Woodhouse/Photodisc/Getty Images
German Parliament Votes To Recognize Mass Killing Of Armenians As Genocide: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Fear in Chemnitz: ©Thomas Perkins/Fotolia
Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl: ©Corbis
Denmark – Oral History: Niels Bamberger: ©Corbis
Why You Should Be Reading Wislawa Szymborska: ©marekuliasz/
Holocaust and memory: An alarming new study shows growing ignorance: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

The Value of Work ©Shutterstock

Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters: ©Svemir/
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/
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

Doris Kearns Goodwin On Lincoln And His “Team Of Rivals”: ©Tim Mainiero/Shutterstock
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum: ©Corbis
U.S. public seldom has welcomed refugees into country:
Empathize with Your Political Foe: ©Artville/Getty Images
In ‘The New Face Of America,’ Journalist Alex Wagner Saw Herself: ©Michael Matisse/Photodisc/Getty Images
What Unites These States?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Native American ‘Warriors’ Mark Military Service: Comstock/Getty Images
The self-reliant individual is a myth that needs updating: ©Valentyn Volkov/Shutterstock
Can Architecture Help Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute?: ©Paul Fisher/Fotolia
A Cause Unites Unlikely Partners in South Wales: Joshua Ets-Hokin / PhotoDisc / Getty Images
Is Abraham Lincoln the Most Unifying President in U.S. History?: ©Corbis
How to connect and find common ground in any situation: ©Divine Images/ Bakery
South African Town Accused of Keeping Apartheid Alive: ©Corbis
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Comstock/Getty Images
Olympic refugee team greeted as heroes on return to Kenya camp: ©Jessica L Archibald/Shutterstock
The Words That Remade America: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
We Don’t Have to Choose Between Fossil Fuels and Green Energy: ©Getty Images
Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island: philipus/Alamy
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots: ©Leland Bobbe/Digital Vision/Getty Images
The barrier-breaking power of learning someone else’s story: ©Stockbroker X/Media Bakery

The Struggle for Freedom ©Shutterstock

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
‘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
How Did Ex-Slave’s Letter to Master Come to Be?: ©U.S. National Park Service
Widow of Murdered Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Moves Beyond Hatred:
Book Review: Ghosts of Revolution: Stockbyte/Getty Images
The Rohingya Crisis: ©Corbis
An Oral History of the March on Washington: National Archives
LBJ Civil Rights Gambit Set Stage for Modern Maneuver: LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton/Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
Brother Outsider: Hisham Ibrahim/Photodisc/Getty Images
Who is Martin Luther King Jr. to us, 50 years later?: ©Image Source/Getty Images
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela review – one man’s otherworldly patience: ©Alessia Pierdomenico/Shutterstock
NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom: ©Library of Congress
Women’s rights under Iran’s revolution: ©Monica Lau/Photodisc/Getty Images
Martin Luther King Jr. ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Anniversary: Who Organized the March on Washington?: ©Everett Collection Inc/Alamy
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: ©

The Bonds Between Us Photodisc/Getty Images

Why I Gave Up a High-Paying Corporate Career to Start a Charity: ©Alamy
Do Twins Have a Mysterious Connection?: ©Victoria Smith/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Schoolkids Write Adorable Book About Orphaned Orangutan: ©Alan and Sandy Carey/Photodisc/Getty Images
Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media, new Stanford study finds: ©LightField Studios/Shutterstock
After Chernobyl, They Refused to Leave: Alex Skelly/Flickr/Getty Images
How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy: Stockbyte/Getty Images
The look of love: How humans and dogs bond: ©Rennes/Shutterstock
Puppy-Dog Eyes May Have Evolved in Stages: ©Nature Art/Shutterstock
Here’s Why Childhood Friendships End, According to Science: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Chimps Display a Hallmark of Human Behavior: Cooperation: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Survival of the Friendliest: Sean Justice/Corbis
You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.: ©Image Source/Getty Images
U.S. Olympic Athlete Gives Up Team Spot to Twin Sister: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
A Best Friend? You Must Be Kidding: ©Floresco Productions/Corbis
The best friendships never die: Randy Faris/ Corbis
Smartphones may serve as digital security blankets: ©View Apart/Shutterstock
The Japanese Festival of the Dead: Obon: ©Akira Kaede/Photodisc/Getty Images
A father-daughter dance—in prison: BananaStock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Newborns Can Bond to a “Mother” from a Different Species: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Rural schools often the heart of small E. Washington towns: ©Mark Karrass/Corbis

Sweet Sorrow 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/
‘Sweet Sorrow: A Zombie Ballet’ Returns to the Stage for the Halloween Season: ©amygdala_imagery/E+/Getty Images
Richard and Mildred Loving Interview: ©Comstock Images/Age Fotostock
How to make someone fall in love with you, according to science: ©Getty Images
Shakespeare Inspired Robben Island Inmates, Including Mandela: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Juliet’s Wall Graffiti: ©Corbis
Why Shakespeare’s English is still relevant today: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When the Words Stopped: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Two seniors reconnect after 50 years, getting married today: ©Corbis
If Romeo and Juliet had cellphones . . .: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Montague and Capulet as Shiite and Sunni: 1Apix/Alamy
What can Shakespeare teach us about freedom?: ©Corbis
Pont des Arts love locks removed after Parisians lose affection for eyesore: ©Corbis
Cupid under the microscope: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
When Romeo Is a Robot: ©Liz Boyd/Alamy
Shakespeare in Love: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why we can never recover from first love: Image 100/Jupiterimages/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/
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
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
What the rest of us can learn from the Wild Boars soccer team about importance of survival, coping skills: Stockbyte/Getty Images
Hope, Despair, and Memory: ©Corbis

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
MIT ‘hackers’ turn Great Dome into Captain America’s shield: ©Diego Grandi/Dreamstime
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
This classic formula can show you how to live more heroically:
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
7 Characteristics of Heroism: ©fergregory/Fotolia
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
Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on climate crisis – video: ©Daniele Cossu/Alamy

Grade 10

Ourselves and Others Image Source/Getty Images

The “Lottery” Letters: Stockbyte/Alamy
Conquering Cliques in School: Artville/Getty Images
America’s War on Language: Todd Davidson/Getty Images
A History in Which We Can All See Ourselves: ©
How Watching a Good Deed Elevates and Inspires: ©Nick Clements/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Social Networking Sites and Politics: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
‘Writing Was Always an Act of Losing Control’: An Interview with Etgar Keret: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Growing up black in America: here’s my story of everyday racism: ©Dan Kosmayer/Shutterstock
The teenage brain on social media: ©Tetra images/Getty Images
Anti-homeless spikes: ‘Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city’s barbed cruelty’: ©Kuzma/Shutterstock
Historic Brandeis Opinion in ‘Whitney v. California’: ©Corbis
Here’s what’s really going on in your brain when you experience ‘FOMO’ — the fear of missing out: ©HBRH/Shutterstock
Mirror Image: Twins and Identity: ©Corbis
RACE: Are We So Different?: ©4774344sean/ Images
American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many: ©Katrina Brown/Alamy
Ursula K. Le Guin Was a Creator of Worlds: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The United States Flag: © Digital Vision/Getty Images
Supreme Court Decision Making: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Ten Ways to Fight Hate: ©kinzieriehm/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Shirley Jackson: the US queen of gothic horror claims her literary crown: ©jean schweitzer/Shutterstock

The Natural World Carson Ganci/Design Pics Inc/Alamy

Swift Water Rescue: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Story of Smallpox and Other Deadly Eurasian Germs: ©Mopic/Shutterstock
8 animals helping humans save the planet:
Destruction of nature as dangerous as climate change, scientists warn: ©MsLightBox/
Florida marks milestone in Everglades python control program: ©ZUMA Press Inc/Alamy
Connecting with Nature Boosts Creativity and Health: ©Steve Williams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Sonoran Desert Fact Sheets: ©Design Pics Inc./Alamy
Nature’s calling — for more human diversity: ©jiawangkun/Shutterstock
Science and Poetry: Predation or Symbiosis?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Bats Are: Important: ©Ewen Charlton/Flickr/Getty Images
Nature Matters: ©Gallo Images/Danita Delimont/the Agency Collection/Getty Images
The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy: ©Hero Images/Getty Images
What Separates Us from Chimpanzees?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Grand Canyon: How It Formed: ©Christopher Boswell/Shutterstock
It’s Time for a Conversation: ©Thomas Barrat/Shutterstock
The Best Places to See the Arizona Deserts in Bloom: ©John Wang/Photodisc/Getty Images
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

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
Reforestation: ©MaximImages/Alamy
War dead commemorated by Birmingham ice installation: ©Photolibrary RF/Photolibrary
The Ice Stupas: Artificial glaciers at the edge of the Himalayas: ©pablo_hernan/Fotolia
Four Pulitzer-winning takes on the rise of Adolf Hitler: ©Corbis
The peppered moth: A black and white story after all: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How Cancer Starts: ©Duncan Smith/Photodisc/Getty Images
We have always been modern, and it has often scared us: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The “Dangers” of Artificial Intelligence: ©Phonlamai Photo/Shutterstock
Scientists just accidentally discovered a process that turns CO2 directly into ethanol: ©Martin McCarthy/E+/Getty Images
Emergency Response Plan: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
9/11 Attacks: ©PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Green Energy Will Overtake Fossil Fuels by 2020, Morgan Stanley Analyst States: ©IKO/Fotolia
The World 9/11 Took From Us: ©Jahanzaib Naiyyer/Fotolia
Climate Change Is Inevitable — It’s Time to Adapt: ©
Thinking of Home Makes It Harder to Learn a Foreign Language: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Corbis
Post-Traumatic Stress’s Surprisingly Positive Flip Side: Rubberball/Getty Images
Effects of the Black Death: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A Youth Renaissance for Native Americans: Nancy G Photography/Alamy

How We See Things ©Corbis

Glasses Packed With Smartphone Tech Could Help Visually Impaired People ‘See’ Again: ©Shutterstock
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
Why Seeing (the Unexpected) Is Often Not Believing: Photodisc/Getty Images
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
Oliver Sacks Shares Tales of Musical Hallucinations: ©Leigh Prather/Shutterstock
What Is Infrared?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Ada Lovelace, the First Tech Visionary: ©Jonathan Lim Yong Hian/Fotolia
The Evolution of the Human Eye: ©Nick Koudis/Photodisc/Getty Images
Emily Dickinson’s mystifying in-sight: ©Tatiana Makotra/Shutterstock
Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Mathphilic: ©Fernando Batista/
What Is Schizophrenia?: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Eureka!: Huntstock/Getty Images
Overview: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Einstein’s gravitational waves ‘seen’ from black holes: Photodisc/Getty Images
Selfie face distortion is driving people to get nose jobs: ©Maridav/Shutterstock

Absolute Power Photodisc/Getty Images

A Conversation with Sir Patrick Stewart: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
The Gunpowder Plot: Photodisc/Getty Images
Dunsinane: An Interview with the Playwright: ©JUPITERIMAGES/Comstock Images/Alamy
Eight Current Dictators as of 2018: ©JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock
Shakespeare’s Sources for Macbeth: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Influence of Machiavelli on Shakespeare: Eyewire/Getty Images
Why Washington Relinquished His Power, and Why He Returned: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others: ©briannolan/
The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders: William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Is Too Much Ambition Making You Miserable?: Image 100/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Fair is foul and foul is fair: Macbeth in Tunisia: ©Lotharingia/Fotolia
A Dictatorship Is Rising in My Country, Again: ©Globe Turner, LLC/Getty Images
Why Power Corrupts: National Archives and Records Administration
Hurricane Katrina: Then and Now: ©Scenics of America/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Shakespeare’s Stories Still Resonate: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Asia’s Five Worst Dictators: Photodisc/Getty Images
Macbeth Defeated at Dunsinane: ©Joe Cornish/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Will Venezuela’s President Use the Mysterious Drone Attack to Seize More Power?: ©eugenesergeev/iStock Editorial/Getty Images
How Animal Farm Gave Hope to Stalin’s Refugees: Photodisc/Getty Images
Venezuela jails opposition leaders in new crackdown on opponents: Stockbyte/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
Martin Luther King Jr.: Nobel Lecture: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Online social change: Easy to organize, hard to win: ©ra2studio/Shutterstock
The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
The night I helped my mother escape North Korea: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Letter from Ethiopia’s Gulag: Photodisc/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 Color of Justice: ©Corbis
LIBERTY! The American Revolution: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Purges in the USSR: Photodisc/Getty Images
Segregation Now . . .: Image Ideas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Juneteenth: A New Birth of Freedom: Library of Congress
The wind in my hair: one Iranian woman’s courageous struggle against being forced to wear the hijab: ©Juanmonino/E+/Getty Images
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
Ideas Cost Peace Prize Winner Freedom: ©hepatus/E+/Getty Images
Decades Later, Photographer Searches for Gandhi’s Legacy: ©popovaphoto/
Josephine Baker—A French and American Hero: ©Corbis

Grade 11

Coming to America ©Visions of America, LLC/Alamy

Remains of Pilgrims’ Plymouth settlement unearthed: ©Scenics of America/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
The strange fates of the Shakespeare First Folio: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
How Andy Serkis is bringing holographic magic to Shakespeare’s The Tempest: ©chinaface/ Images
I say Hispanic. You say Latino. How did the whole thing start?: ©Roxana Gonzalez/Dreamstime
Meet the Sacrifice Generation: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
News for All: How the Immigrant Experience Shaped American Media: ©Comstock/Getty Images
10 Questions for Charles C. Mann: ©Wikimedia Commons
Bringing Traditional Themes Into Contemporary Writing: Photodisc/Getty Images
An Emerging Entry In America’s Multiracial Vocabulary: ‘Blaxican’: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
‘Beautiful Games’: An Interactive Map: Photodisc/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
Destination America: Comstock/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
Seeing Opportunity In A Question: “Where Are You Really From?”: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
U.S. Immigration Before 1965: Comstock/Getty Images
Hernán Cortés Biography: Ocean/Corbis
BORDERLINE: ©stellalevi/iStock/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: © 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

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
Why black people discriminate among ourselves: the toxic legacy of colorism: ©Mila Supinskaya Glashchenko/Shutterstock
America’s First Me Generation: ©Lana Isabella/Flickr Open/Getty Images
In ‘All the Wild That Remains,’ David Gessner illuminates two great writers on the American West.: ©Marco Brivio/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
English Speakers Increasingly Use Self-Centered Words Like ‘Get’ And ‘Choose’: ©Diyosa Carter/Flickr/Getty Images
Did John Deere’s Best Invention Spark a Revolution or an Environmental Disaster?: ©C. Borland/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
America Is a Dream: Comstock/Getty Images
Black Walden: ©Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/Getty Images
Edgar Allan Poe – Mini Biography: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why We Need the Wild: ©Terry J Alcorn/
Wheat People vs. Rice People: ©Image Plan/Corbis
10 Things You May Not Know About Nathaniel Hawthorne: ©Scenics of America/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
People prefer electric shocks to time alone with thoughts: ©bo1982/
The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do: ©traveler1116/
Writers Work in Mobile Studios at This Incredible Residency in Massachusetts: ©Visions of America, LLC/Alamy
Creativity in the Wild: ©Tetastock/Fotolia
The Hudson River School: Jupiterimages/Getty Images

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: 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/ Images
‘The Blood of Lynching Victims Is in This Soil.’: ©PrairieArtProject/
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

Louis Pasteur: The man who led the fight against germs: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
Why being a foodie isn’t ‘elitist’: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Pioneering Social Reformer Jacob Riis Revealed “How The Other Half Lives” in America: ©kenny1/Shutterstock
Tenements: ©kenny1/Shutterstock
The Klondike Gold Rush: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
This Car Changed America: Stocksearch/Alamy
Why Russians flock to Jack London’s California ranch 100 years after his death: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Jacob Riis: Library of Congress
How the West Was Won . . . By Waitresses: Dynamic Graphics / Getty Images
Remembering Earthquake Shacks, San Francisco’s Original Tiny Houses: ©Shutterstock
Driehaus exhibit flips through pages of satirical magazine Puck: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Susan B. Anthony and the Long Push for Women’s Suffrage: Library of Congress
Edith Wharton Reveals the ‘Deeper Processes’ Behind Her Art: ©esolla/
Inside McDonald’s Bold Decision to Go Cage Free: ©Creative/Corbis
The 19th-Century Fight Against Bacteria-Ridden Milk Preserved With Embalming Fluid: ©Comstock/Getty Images
The Curious, and Continuing, Appeal of Mark Twain in China: ©Folio/Alamy
Nellie Bly: Google Doodle’s 1st original song (Karen O) salutes an American original: Comstock/Getty Images
Humans of New York and the Cavalier Consumption of Others: Photodisc/Getty Images
Muckrakers: Journalists of Progressive Era Expose Corruption: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock

The Modern World Photodisc/Getty Images

The Road Back: Frost’s Letters Could Soften a Battered Image: Comstock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
On Stephen Hawking, Vader, and Being More Machine Than Human: ©LindaMarieB/
Inside the Secret World of Russian’s Cold War Mapmakers: Wired
Could AI help to create a meat-free world?: ©Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images
The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence: ©lola1960/Shutterstock
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 Much Sleep Are We Losing to Our Electronic Devices?: ©Corbis
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
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
The World Wide Web: The Invention That Connected The World: ©Corbis
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

Grade 12

Chasing Success ©Andres RodriguezFotolia

The Benefits of Optimism Are Real: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
This Is Your Brain on Summer: ©Corbis
Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified: ©Corbis
Despite hurricanes, at-risk Houston students made gains: ©Image Source/Getty Images
Want to succeed in business? Then play high school sports: ©Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis
12 Immigrants Who Came To America With Nothing And Made A Fortune: ©Amy Nichole Harris/Fotolia
To Overcome the Fear of Failure, Fear This Instead: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
A physicist’s mathematical formula for success highlights a difficult truth about what makes some people outshine the rest: ©Neirfy/Shutterstock
3 Keys to Success: Provide Value to Your Network: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Corbis
How a bunch of government space geeks at NASA won the internet: Photodisc/Getty Images
How music benefits children: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Total Failure: The Mountain That Got Away: ©kapulya/iStock/Getty Images
6 Signs You’re Sacrificing Too Much for Success: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
You can do it, baby!: ©Andrew Rich/Vetta/Getty Images
Total Failure: The World’s Worst Video Game: ©Fuse/Getty Images
Chasing Success Is No Way to Achieve It: ©Flamingo Images/Shutterstock
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.: Images
Education Innovation in the Slums: ©Photodisc/Alamy

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
Americans want equality at work; less so at home: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
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
Girls Take Flight gives San Diego high school girls life-changing drone skills: ©eugenesergeev/iStock Editorial/Getty Images
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
In their words: how children are affected by gender issues: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
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
Why figuring out what’s behind a big gender paradox won’t be easy: ©Pressmaster/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
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/
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/ 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
Democrats end House sit-in protest over gun control: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
After Gun Control Marches, ‘It’ll Go Away’ vs. ‘We Are Not Cynical Yet’: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Seeking Justice, Seeking Peace Comstock/Jupiterimages/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
Teens in ‘Peace’ program use filmmaking at Glenview Church to help learn about conflict resolution: ©kostab/iStock/Getty Images
Opinion: Why Nazi Hunting is Still a Worthy Pursuit: ©Corbis
The Complicated Psychology of Revenge: ©Corbis
Conflict resolution: Wars without end: Scott R Larsen/Flickr/Getty Images
Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness: ©Elenathewise/
Prosecutors Need to Take the Lead in Reforming Prisons: ©LightField Studios/Shutterstock
William Ury: The Walk from “No” to “Yes”: ©Paul Fisher/Fotolia
Victims Confront Offenders, Face To Face: ©Corbis
Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb: ©Kent Knudson/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Activist climbs a mountain to raise funds for youth peace center in Chicago: ©Purestock/Getty Images
When nations apologise: ©Corbis
Don’t Like Hamlet? Now’s Your Chance To Rewrite It: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
How Hate Works: Images
A ruthless defender of apartheid now seeks forgiveness: ©michaeljung/Shutterstock
‘Hamlet,’ a New Opera, Makes Shakespeare Strange: ©Michelle Enfield/Alamy
Victory Over Violence: ©Claus Mikosch/Shutterstock

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: 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

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
Poetry and the Environment: ©Samuel Borges Photography/Shutterstock
Humboldt in the New World: ©Pixtal/Age Fotostock
Finding Adventure Beyond Nature: ©Robert Glusic/Photodisc/Getty Images
Nine incredible buildings inspired by nature: ©brytta/
Scientists create scarily strong drones inspired by wasps: ©Rundstedt B. Rovillos/Moment/Getty
Reader View: The wilderness can handle bikes: ©Raphael Daniaud/Shutterstock
Nature Poems: Comstock/Getty Images
The Nature Cure: Mina Doroudi Photography/Flickr/Getty Images
Bucket lists are a good way to ruin the experience of nature: ©NoemiC/iStock/Getty Images
The Best Tool for Helping Damaged Young People—Nature: ©Matthew Williams-Ellis/Shutterstock
Connecting prisons with nature: ©YuriyS/
William Carlos Williams: ©Siede Preis/Photodisc/Getty Images
‘Rainbow Lightning’: One of Mother Nature’s Rare Shows: ©Morey Milbradt/Brand X/Corbis
What if nature, like corporations, had the rights of a person?: Bruce Golden/Digital Vision/Getty Images
How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain: Comstock/Getty Images
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal – review: ©FourOaks/iStock/Getty Images
As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, a man hikes the entire length to save it: ©Erik Harrison/Shutterstock

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