Photo Credits

Grade 6

Facing Fear BananaStock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Need for Speed?: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
The Science of Choking Under Pressure: ©Corbis
You Can’t Sleep While Traveling Because Your Brain Acts Like a Dolphin’s: Comstock Images/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
What Is Cliff Diving?: Brand X Pictures / Getty Images
What Frightens America’s Youth?: ©Elmer Frederick Fischer/Corbis
The science of stage fright (and how to overcome it):
One day, you might be able to banish your biggest fears with a pill: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Here’s the Science Behind the World’s Rarest and Weirdest Phobias: ©g-stockstudio/Shutterstock
How Cliff Diving Works: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
What Really Scares People: Top 10 Phobias: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
Tarantula and Bug Petting Zoos Help People Conquer Fears: ©81a/Alamy
How MRI Works: ©Corbis
13 Scariest Freshwater Animals: Juniors Bildarchiv/Alamy
When fear is a weapon: How terror attacks influence mental health: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dr. Maya Angelou, Poet: ©B&Y Photography/Alamy
Robin Roberts: I’m Stronger Than I Thought I Was: Photodisc/Getty Images
Why We’re Afraid of Heights: ©SW Productions/Photodisc/Getty Images
How to Not Be Scared of a New School: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Gladwell on GPS: David Was No Underdog:
What if you were on an elevator and the cable broke?: ©Corbis

Animal Intelligence ©Digital Vision/Getty Images

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised: Comstock/Getty Images
Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.: ©Cybernesco/
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
Police geese: A Chinese crime-fighting plan isn’t quite as ridiculous as it sounds:
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
Why some animals can never be domesticated: Comstock/Getty Images
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/
“Wassup, Sheep?” He Asked: ©Chase Swift/Spirit/Corbis
Can dogs understand what we say?: Don Mason/Blend images/Getty Images
Tool Use Found in Octopuses: ©Juniors Bildarchiv/Alamy
The 10 Smartest Animals: Creatas / Getty Images
Crows are smarter than you think: ©Radius/SuperStock
Dogs Know When You’re Praising Them. That Doesn’t Mean They Understand Human Speech: Kane Skennar/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Harnessing the Military Power of Animal Intelligence: ©Image Source/Corbis

Dealing with Disaster ©Corbis

How Search-and-Rescue Dogs Work: ©Corbis
Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to unfold: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Science Behind Lightning’s Electric Shows: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
What Is Drought?: ©Evgeny Dubinchuk/Fotolia
2015 is warmest year on record, NOAA and NASA say: Hans Neleman/ Photodisc/ Getty Images
Hurricane Katrina: ©Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy
How the Pacific Northwest is preparing for a catastrophic tsunami: Stockbyte/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 to prepare for spring flash flooding: Jupiterimages/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 can our blue planet be running out of fresh water?: Comstock Images/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
Milk, Bread, and Eggs: The Trinity of Winter-Storm Panic-Shopping: ©Brian Tolbert/Spirit/Corbis
Extreme Events: ©Stocktrek Images/Getty Images

Making Your Voice Heard ©Alvaro Ortiz/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Detroit students want poor school conditions addressed: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A 12-year-old app developer: Bananastock/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
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
With Seattle Shelter Effort, Amazon Shows Glimmers of a ‘Good Neighbor’: Philip Kramer/Photodisc/Getty Images
How To Fight—and How Not To: ©John Langford/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Selfie-esteem: Teens say selfies give a confidence boost:
Cesar Chavez:
Christo’s Newest Project: Walking on Water: Photodisc/Getty Images
Students explore fashion, promote self expression through clothing: DreamPictures/Blend Images/Corbis
Lascaux: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Power of Introverts: Dynamic Graphics/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Your body language shapes who you are: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Top 10 skills children learn from the arts: ©David Fischer/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Martin Luther King, Jr.: 8 peaceful protests that bolstered civil rights: ©Luiz Felipe Castro/Flickr/Getty Images
Haters Gonna Hate. Teen Girl Activists Shake it Off and Try Again: ©Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
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
Introvert Teens Can Make Effective Leaders: ©Image Source/Getty Images
What Is Democracy?: ©Fotosearch/Getty Images

Decisions That Matter ©Radius Images/Alamy

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/
17 Tips to Steer Kids of All Ages Through the Political Season: ©Ariel Skelley/DigitalVision/Getty Images
Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Chief and First Woman to Lead Major Tribe, Is Dead at 64: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images
Colin Powell: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Last stop — graduation: Utah refugee’s nearly 5-hour commute pays off: ©Syda Productions/Shutterstock
Mark Bezos: A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter: Photodisc/Getty Images
Rosa Parks: ©Ilene MacDonald/Alamy
Having Too Many Choices Is Making You Unhappy: ©asierromero/Fotolia
A war of independence that divided American colonies: ©Ivy Close Images/Alamy
What Happened to the Two Other Men on Paul Revere’s Ride?: jStock/Fotolia
Flight 93: ©Mikhail Starodubov/Shutterstock
Wilma Mankiller: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Little Rock Central High School: National Historic Site: ©Robert W. Ginn/Alamy
Saving a Lost Language: Oliver Gerhard /Alamy
Decision-Making Strategies: SW Productions/Photodisc/Getty Images
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You: Photodisc/Getty Images
Adolescence and the Agony of Decision Making: ©Steve Debenport/

What Tales Tell The Palma Collection/Getty Images

About the Brothers Grimm and Fairytales: ©Shutterstock
Fairy Tales: Help or Hinder?: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Forgotten Female Action Stars of the 1910s: ©Fototeca Gilardi/Photodisc/Getty Images
16 January 1549 – Thomas Seymour tries to kidnap Edward VI: Images
9 Legends of American Folklore: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Flood Tablet: The Beginning of Science and Literature (1500 – 700 BC): ©KateD/Fotolia
How to Beat Writer’s Block: ©Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How fairy tales have stood the test of time: ©Sean Prior/Alamy
Eagles: Lions of the Sky: ©Corbis
Chinese New Year Traditions:
Multicultural Cinderella Stories: Photodisc/Getty Images
Coatlicue: ©Tandemich/Dreamstime
How the Vikings Worked: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Little Red Riding Hood gets an evolutionary makeover: ©Regissercom/Shutterstock
Rings, dwarves, elves, and dragons: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Old Norse influences:
Odysseus’ Ship: Stephen Frink/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
Rick Riordan: Mythology for middle school: ©Authors Image/Alamy
Trojan War: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
A Life Lived in a Rapidly Changing World: Samuel L. Clemens, 1835 – 1910: Folio/Alamy
Real Landscapes of the Great Flood Myths: ©pedrobingham/ Images

Grade 7

Bold Actions

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/
Six Female Explorers Who Took Adventure Into Their Own Hands: ©Henn Photography/cultura/Corbis
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia: Photodisc/Getty Images
Girl helps paramedics through sign language skills: Photodisc/Getty Images
Women Explorers: ©Vova Shevchuk/Shutterstock
Everest is becoming a conveyor belt of hikers who pay $25,000 to do the climb — these images reveal what the trek really looks like: ©kapulya/iStock/Getty Images
Pat Tillman: Biography: Photodisc/Getty Images
Bombing Survivor Rebekah Gregory On Marathon: ‘I Took My Life Back Today’: ©Christopher Futcher/E+/Getty Images
Meet Simon Wheatcroft, the blind ultramarathon runner: ©Maridav/
These Women Stepped In to Fill a WWII Pilot Shortage: U.S. Air Force photo
San Jose Teen Honored as Hero For Yosemite Rescue: Photodisc/Getty Images
OLD WEST LEGENDS: Nellie Cashman – Pioneering the Mining Camps of the Old West: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Excerpt from The Mountain: My Time on Everest: ©Getty Images
Brazilian Big-Wave Surfer Sets a Record: ©Willyam Bradberry/Shutterstock
The road to ruin: are ultra-endurance events worth the risk?:
Kayla Montgomery: Young runner’s brave battle with MS: ©Warren Goldswain/Shutterstock
Navigating Without the Crutch of Technology: ©Andrey_Kuzmin/Shutterstock
College athletes take steps to form labor union: ©Design Pics/Superstock

Perception and Reality

How your brain sees the world, according to Kepler: ©Tatiana Makotra/Shutterstock
Secrets Behind the Sidewalk: How 3D Sidewalk Art Is Made: Ingram Publishing/Alamy
Change the Way You Look at Things and the Things You Look at Change: ©irin-k/Shutterstock
Pokémon GO: U.S. Holocaust museum asks players to stay away: ©Christian Richter/Westend61 GmbH/Alamy
Escher’s gravity-defying waterfall: ©Oleksiy Fedorov/Kalium/Age Fotostock
Robot Takes Recovering Child to Her Seat in Class: ©Andersen-Ross/Corbis
The ‘Canali’ and the First Martians: Photodisc/Getty Images
How your eyes trick your mind: S.E.A. Photo/Alamy
Forget Positive Thinking – Try This to Curb Teen Anxiety: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
The Code That May Treat Blindness: ©1Apix/Alamy
Why We Don’t See Ourselves as Others Do: SW Productions/Photodisc Green/Getty Images
How does the way food looks or its smell influence taste?: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
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

Nature at Work

Pictures: Winter Splendor Unveiled at Ice Caves: ©Corbis
Brilliant Time-Lapse of Alaska’s Northern Lights: Carol Falcetta/Flickr/Getty Images
21 Reasons Why Forests Are Important: ©Sami Sarkis (6)/Alamy
Kids need to offset ‘screen time’ with ‘nature time’: Comstock/Getty Images
10 Famous Balancing Rocks Around the World: ©John Hoffman/Shutterstock
The History of Earth Day: ©Katrina Brown/Shutterstock
Prison Gardens Grow New Lives for Inmates: ©fotolinchen/
New ‘Intraterrestrial’ Virus Found in Ocean Depths: ©Cre8tive Studios/Alamy
Why fish do not deserve their reputation for forgetfulness: ©Mike Kemp/RubberBall/Alamy
Vultures Halting Killer Diseases: Photodisc/Getty Images
How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years: ©Fer Gregory/Shutterstock
February 2017 Featured School: Nathaniel Narbonne High School: ©Don Couch/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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

Risk and Exploration

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:
Retirement Plan: Transatlantic Kayak Expedition: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Meet the Incredible Woman Who Seeks to Be the First Female to Row from Japan to San Francisco: Photodisc/Getty Images
The Path to Mars: Deep Space Mission: ©Ian Lishman/Juice Images/Corbis
Tall storeys: Lucinda Grange’s daredevil photography: McDaniel Woolf/Photodisc/Getty Images
Silent Darien: The gap in the world’s longest road: ©rchphoto/ Images
These Wild Robots Will Compete to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth: ©craftvision/iStock/Getty Images
500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus’ flagship Santa Maria: ©Galina Barskaya/Shutterstock
Risks and Challenges: ©Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA
Underwater robot vacuums up lionfish: Georgette Douwma
Pursuing the Impossible, and Coming Out on Top: ©Focus_on_Nature/ Images
Kepler Discovers Solar System’s Ancient ‘Twin’: ©Kirill Putchenko/
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

The Stuff of Consumer Culture

Google Self-Driving Car Project: ©Eddie J. Rodriquez/Shutterstock
You can’t talk about millennials without mentioning this:
Economy in The 1950s: ©ollyy/Shutterstock
Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible: MNPhoto/Alamy
The Psychology Of Vanity Sizing: Photodisc/Getty Images
Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures: ©Alexander Gordeyev/Shutterstock
A student’s perspective on technology in her school and classroom: Tetra Images/Alamy
Get ready for a future in which your favorite products act like helicopter parents: ©laurent/
10 Companies That Completely Reinvented Themselves: Photodisc/Getty Images
The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math: ©Steve Williams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Berlin Duo Launch a Supermarket With No Packaging: ©Thomas La Mela/Shutterstock
Self-control, smells and spending: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
How Landfills Work: ©Daniel Dempster Photography/Alamy
Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan’s ‘hardcore’ minimalists: ©Planner/Shutterstock
Following Garbage’s Long Journey Around The Earth: ©Ulrich Mueller/Shutterstock
​Look, something shiny!: Comstock/Getty Images
Is There A Genetic Basis to Online Media Consumption?: ©DeiMosz/Shutterstock
Litter To Your Heart’s Content With This Seed-Bomb Coffee Cup: ©amenic181/Shutterstock
Study: Wanting Things Makes Us Happier Than Having Them: MIXA/Getty Images
When Did Shopping Become a Leisure Activity?: ©Comstock/Getty Images

Guided by a Cause

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
Greatest Charity Achievements of All Time!: ©Fly_dragonfly/Shutterstock
8-year-old empties piggy bank, campaigns to save Syrian refugees: Photodisc/Getty Images
In Puerto Rico, a foundation changes course to rebuild after Maria: Mick Roessler/Corbis
Aung San Suu Kyi: Photodisc/Getty Images
Tony Griffin and Karl Swan: Soar: ©Vladimir Arndt/Shutterstock
The Healing Power of Animals: ©Fotolia
Wave Riding Meets Conservation at This Surfer’s Global Nonprofit: ©Reniw-Imagery/
Teenage Artist Donates $1 Million to Charity: ©Yury Shirokov/Alamy
Teenager fulfills her philanthropic dreams: ©Getty Images
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

Grade 8

Culture and Belonging ©

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
Told In Pictures: How 50 Immigrants Got Green Cards: moodboard/SuperStock
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
A former Haitian prisoner says ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier’s criminal legacy should never be forgotten: Comstock/Getty Images
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
Naturalization Ceremonies: ©Hero Images/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

Geology And Ancient Fossils Inspired H.P. Lovecraft To Write His Best Horror Story: ©Arpad Benedek/E+/Getty Images
Can Phobias Be Cured in Our Sleep?: Image 100/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
8 awesome adaptations of the classic horror tale The Monkey’s Paw: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
5 Reasons Horror in Children’s Literature Is a Good Thing: Dynamic Graphics/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Adverb Is Not Your Friend: Stephen King On Simplicity of Style: Comstock/Getty Images
Ramsey Campbell and Stephen King on why Rupert Bear and Bambi are truly terrifying: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Poe Taunts Filmmakers Evermore: ©Ivan Bliznetsov/
What horror movies do to your brain: ©Lapina/Shutterstock
Zombie Neuroscience: Inside the Brains of the Walking Dead: ©inhauscreative/
Why do some of us love to be scared?: ©Exactostock/SuperStock
How a Volcano Helped Inspire Frankenstein: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Why ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ Is Still the Scariest Story of All Time: ©schankz/Shutterstock
Spinning Horror Into Gold: image 100/Alamy
The Thrill of Being Scared Keeps Fright Industry Going: ©Izabela Habur/
5 reasons why scary books are better than scary movies: ©Vit Kovalcik/Shutterstock
The Castle of Otranto: The creepy tale that launched gothic fiction: ©Norma Cornes/Shutterstock
Why we love ghost stories: Photodisc/Getty Images
One third of parents avoid reading children scary stories, study finds: ©Renphoto/
The Top 10 Horror Stories: ©diego_cervo/
The Psychology of a Horror Movie Fan: ©Crazytang/Getty Images/

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

Civil Rights Movement: ©Luiz Felipe Castro/Flickr/Getty Images
John Brown’s Day of Reckoning: ©Corbis
Top 10 Civil War Innovations: Slide Show: Comstock/Getty Images
Baltimore rededicates ex-Confederate site to Harriet Tubman: ©Folio/Alamy
“12 Years a Slave” based on true story: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
10 Facts about the Emancipation Proclamation: Library of Congress
Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down At University of Texas: ©Corbis
A Close, Intimate Look at Walt Whitman: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
One Man’s Epic Quest to Visit Every Former Slave Dwelling in the United States: Images
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America: ©drbimages/
Louisa May Alcott: Abolitionist, Suffragette, and Mercenary: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
How Samuel Mudd Went From Lincoln Conspirator to Medical Savior: National Park Service
Words From the Past Illuminate a Station on the Way to Freedom: Library of Congress
Rare Walt Whitman letter, written for a dying soldier, found in National Archives: ©Corbis
Harriet the Spy: How Tubman Helped the Union Army: © Images
Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit Opens at Tennessee State Museum: ©Ilene MacDonald/Alamy
Richmond will fall again for 150th anniversary: ©Corbis
Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln’s Assassin?: National Parks and History Association
Walt Whitman and the Civil War: ©Corbis

Approaching Adulthood Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Psychology says you need to achieve these 3 goals to become an adult: Hemera Technologies/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
8 Life Lessons Which You Can Learn From Sport and Hobbies: Comstock Images/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Most Millennials Are Finding It Hard to Transition Into Adulthood: Report: ©Luna Vandoorne/Fotolia
Quinceañeras often symbolize family’s hard work, success: ©Stockbyte/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Mindful Warriors: Meditation for Teenagers: ©vladm/Shutterstock
How puberty prepares adolescents for adulthood through changing face perceptions: Purestock/Getty Images
Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage: ©Corbis
How to Stop Negative Thinking: ©Noel Hendrickson/Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Impulsive “Teen Brain” Isn’t Based in Science:  ©Corbis
Self-Defense Tips for Teens: Comstock/Getty Images
Graduating from high school: Tears, fears and peers: ©Stockbyte/Getty Images
Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds: ©martiapunts/iStock/Getty Images
Why ‘Eighth Grade’ is the most painfully real middle-school movie you’ve ever seen: ©Sage78/
How Adulthood Happens: ©Jodi Matthews/
Think Like a Child: Comstock/Getty Images
The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens: ©Peter Van Steen/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Teens, Your Brain Needs Real Food: ©Steve Debenport/ Images
Teens and Sleep: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fatal crashes involving teen drivers decline sharply in U.S.: ©Christine Glade/
Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive, UCI study finds: ©Hero Images/Hero Images/Getty Images

Anne Frank’s Legacy ©Shutterstock

Anne Frank: Her Life, Her Diary, Her Legacy: ©Comstock/Getty Images
Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl: ©Carolyn lagattuta/Flickr/Getty Images
7-Year-Old Aleppo Girl Who Tweeted City’s Ravages Is Safely Evacuated: ©AP17/Shutterstock
Alexandra Zapruder: Comstock/Getty Images
Anne Frank was captured 70 years ago today. But what if she had escaped the Nazis?: ©sot/Photodisc/Getty Images
Archaeologists Unearth Pendant That May Be Linked To Anne Frank: ©S. Meltzer/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Anne Frank’s marbles to go on display in Rotterdam: ©Corbis
Mystery of Anne Frank’s informer revealed by Dutch author: Photodisc/Getty Images
Anne Frank Who? Museums Combat Ignorance About the Holocaust: ©Ronald Wilfred Jansen/Shutterstock
Elie Wiesel Taught the World How to Confront Atrocities: ©Corbis
Oskar Schindler: Unlikely Hero: ©Corbis
After 75 Years, Anne Frank’s Diary Still Holds Lessons for Us All: ©Ronald Wilfred Jansen/Shutterstock
75 Years Later, Anne Frank’s Diary Still Has Much To Teach: ©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’s arrest might not have stemmed from betrayal: ©feije/iStock/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

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/ 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
Professional Students: Benefits and Risks of Working While in High School: ©Steve Debenport/iStock/Getty Images
Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters: ©Svemir/
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

Grade 9

Finding Common Ground Stockbyte/Getty Images

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
Eric Whitacre: A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong: ©Corbis
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in “America’s Most Desperate Town”: ©KidStock/Blend Images/Getty Images
Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy: ©tayindigo/Fotolia
Excerpt from Lincoln’s Boys: All About Abe’s Official Secretaries: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Christmas Truce of 1914: U.S. Army Center of Military History
About Intercultural Friendship: ©Artville/Getty Images
Commonality Vs. Common Ground—What’s the Difference?: ©Stockbyte/Getty Images
U.S. – Soviet Alliance, 1941–1945: U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo
How 2 California Legislators Are Working Together to Find The Political Center: ©Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Getting to Know Your Neighbors Is More Important Than You Realize: ©Ariel Skelley/Blend Images/Getty Images
Participatory Theater: ©bojorgensen/Fotolia
The Gettysburg Address: ©Sven Klaschik/ Images
Importance of cultural education—through the eyes of a former ROTC cadet: ©Tomi/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
9/11 Memorial: Nathan Blaney/Photodisc/Getty Images
6 Things You May Not Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Why it’s time for South Africa to take down its walls: ©Mel Curtis/Photodisc/Getty Images
How the Stress of Disaster Brings People Together: ©Blend Images - KidStock/Getty Images

The Struggle for Freedom ©Shutterstock

Apartheid’s roots: The Natives Lands Act: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Maya Angelou’s Great Legacy: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
7 Famous Slave Revolts: ©Library of Congress
Dolores Huerta: ©Yiorgos GR/Shutterstock
Few Artifacts of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Still Exist. These Iron Blocks Help Tell That Gut-Wrenching Story: © Images
The Legacy of Medgar Evers: ©sgreer721/Fotolia
Remembrances of the Mysterious, Maligned Soviet Censor: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10 Steps to Fighting Injustice Through Social Media: ©Roberto Westbrook/Blend Images/Getty Images
Dying for Freedom: ©Corbis
Remembering Nina Simone as a Siren and Powerful Civil Rights Activist: Image Source/Getty Images
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
Japanese-American Relocation: ©Corbis
In northern Mali, music silenced as Islamists drive out artists: ©Max Power/Fotolia
The trouble with democracy: ©Smalik/Fotolia
Is “Time’s Up” the Next Step for the #MeToo Movement?: ©Michael Matisse/Photodisc/Getty Images
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

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
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
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
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
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
I survived a terrorist attack. Here’s what I learned.: Image Source/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

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/
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/ Images
Shakespeare’s Source Material: Hemera Technologies/ Images
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?: ©Alamy
Science of Love: Heartbreak: ©Getty Images/
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/

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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/
Health insurance can make a life or death difference, study says: ©megaflopp/Shutterstock

Heroes and Quests ©Corbis

Can Travel Change You?: ©Corbis
Why exploration matters—and why the government should pay for it: ©Stocktrek Images/Getty Images
The Quest to End the Flu: Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis
Stanley Meets Livingstone: ©Dmitry Pichugin/Fotolia
Expect crocs and killers when paddling down the Congo River in a canoe: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Epic Quest to Ride the World’s Biggest Wave: ©Corbis
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery: Artville/Getty Images
Review: Mesmerizing Journey Weaves a Wordless Game Story: ©Tim Pannell/Corbis
Odysseus’ Journey: Hartnett/Hanzon/Photodisc/Getty Images
Slow boat to Timbuktu: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Wonder Woman and the Importance of the Female Hero Moment: ©Fuse/Getty Images
The Scott Expedition: ©Corbis
The Psychology Behind Superhero Origin Stories: ©Radius Images/Corbis
At 81, Mary Oliver shares her spiritual journey in ‘Upstream: Selected Essays’: ©Corbis
Our Storied Lives: The Quest for ‘Something More’: ©Corbis
‘Shadow Divers’: True Story of Solving WWII Mystery: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Ocean Explorer: Technology: Michael Saul/Brand X/Corbis
8 Novels Inspired by the Odyssey: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Corbis
Odysseus’ Journey: MedioImages/Getty Images
Mars One: Photodisc/Getty Images

Grade 10

Ourselves and Others Image Source/Getty Images

The Museum of Tolerance: ©bojorgensen/Fotolia
These Twins, One Black and One White, Will Make You Rethink Race: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The History of the American Flag: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Kindness of Strangers:
The Team: Better Together: ©Sam Dudgeon/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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
‘Going with the Crowd’ Causes Us to Make the Wrong Choices: ©Creativemarc/Shutterstock
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
Agreeing to Disagree: © Victoria Smith/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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
Flag Burning and Free Speech: Comstock/Getty Images
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

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
What Are El Niño and La Niña?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Invasive Species: ©Vitalii Hulai/ Images
Florida marks milestone in Everglades python control program: ©ZUMA Press Inc/Alamy
Connecting with Nature Boosts Creativity and Health: ©Steve Williams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
8 animals helping humans save the planet:
Destruction of nature as dangerous as climate change, scientists warn: ©MsLightBox/
Science and Poetry: Predation or Symbiosis?: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Bats Are: Important: ©Ewen Charlton/Flickr/Getty Images
Sonoran Desert Fact Sheets: ©Design Pics Inc./Alamy
Nature’s calling — for more human diversity: ©jiawangkun/Shutterstock
What Separates Us from Chimpanzees?: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Grand Canyon: How It Formed: ©Christopher Boswell/Shutterstock
Nature Matters: ©Gallo Images/Danita Delimont/the Agency Collection/Getty Images
Laws of Man and Laws of Nature: ©Magcom/Shutterstock
The Body Politic: ©Ben Greer/E+/Getty Images
It’s Time for a Conversation: ©Thomas Barrat/Shutterstock
Greening the Desert: Jupiterimages/Comstock Images/Getty Images
Human Impact: ©wim claes/Shutterstock

Responses to Change ©Fotolia

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
Why Hawaii’s Newest Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous: ©Douglas Peebles Photography/Alamy
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
Four Pulitzer-winning takes on the rise of Adolf Hitler: ©Corbis
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
Scientists just accidentally discovered a process that turns CO2 directly into ethanol: ©Martin McCarthy/E+/Getty Images
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
Climate Change Is Inevitable — It’s Time to Adapt: ©
Teenage brains in the digital world: Photodisc/Getty Images
How a Technology That Helped Settle the West Became Known as the “Devil’s Rope”: Steve Roe - 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

How We See Things ©Corbis

Auden’s Musée des Beaux Arts: ©C Squared Studios/Photodisc/Getty Images
The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational: ©Corbis
Where Our Magic Lives: An Introduction to Magical Realism: ©Corbis
Your Guide to How the Eye Sees: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s one-man mission: Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy
Experiments show how quickly we adjust to seeing everything upside-down: ©Milton Montenegro/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? To Create Optical Illusions: Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
How to Build a Happier Brain: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Gambler’s Fallacy: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
James Webb Space Telescope: Marshall Space Flight Center / NASA
Secret of Photo 51: ©TRBfoto/Photodisc/Getty Images
Can Language Influence Our Perception of Reality?: ©nobiggie/iStock/Getty Images
Humans have more than 5 senses: ©Cultura Creative/Alamy
Drawing Geometric Perspective: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fake memory implanted in mice with a beam of light: Photodisc/Getty Images
Emily Dickinson’s Letters: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Decline of Violence: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
An eyetooth for an eye: A rare transplant restores sight to blinded woman: ©Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images
Animal Navigation: ©WoodenDinosaur/
Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols?: Texas Department of Transportation

Absolute Power Photodisc/Getty Images

James I on the Divine Right of Kings: Hemera Technologies/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Eleanor of Aquitaine: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Oscars: “The Look of Silence”: ©Cartesia/Photodisc/Getty Images
Toil and trouble: How ‘Macbeth’ could teach computers to think: ©SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI/Science Photo Library/Getty Images
Are Dictators on the Way Out or the Way Up?: ©thomas koch/Shutterstock
Akira Kurosawa: Throne of Blood: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Why Do We Still Care About Shakespeare?:
Is taming your ambition the key to a better life?: Images
On the Bard’s birthday, is Shakespeare still relevant?: Terry Sirrell
Shakespeare in Scotland: What did the author of Macbeth know and when did he know it?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Power Makes People Happy: UpperCut Images/Getty Images
This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: ©Andrea Danti/Fotolia
Genghis Khan: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Take It from ‘Hamilton’: Why Unyielding Ambition Is a Blessing and a Curse: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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
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

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 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
Plessy and Ferguson: Descendants of a divisive Supreme Court decision unite: Liquidlibrary/Jupiterimages/Getty Images

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

The Poisoning of King George III: ©Corbis
The Sharpened Quill: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
George Washington’s letter to Jewish community becomes musical call to action: ©Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Philip Freneau: ©Ellen Isaacs/Alamy
The Food that Fueled the American Revolution: JG Photography / Alamy
Abigail Smith Adams: ©Galushko Sergey/Shutterstock
The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton, Just in Time for the Fourth: ©Stocktrek Images/Alamy
Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Thank Your Taxes: ©topseller/Shutterstock
10 Things You May Not Know About the French and Indian War: Visions of America, LLC/Alamy
Phillis Wheatley: ©Shutterstock
The Letter That Won the American Revolution: Hartnett/Hanzon/Photodisc/Getty Images
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
The Real Birth of American Democracy: ©Wikimedia Commons
Why the Colonies Most Galvanizing Leader Never Became a Founding Father: ©Centaur/Fotolia
The day the Constitution was adopted: ©webking/
American history unfolds in ‘Assassin’s Creed 3’: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
Phillis Wheatley: Jupiterimages/Getty Images

The Individual and Society Photodisc/Getty Images

Creativity in the Wild: ©Tetastock/Fotolia
The Hudson River School: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Invention of the Telegraph: ©Photodisc/Getty Images
New humanities class explores the history of the ‘self’ from B.C. to VR: Photodisc/Getty Images
Did the United States put its own citizens in concentration camps during WWII?: ©Corbis
Mexican-American War: ©Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Why Are Millennials Narcissistic? Blame Income Inequality: ©Sverre Haugland/Image Source/Corbis
See Why Thoreau’s Walden Still Inspires: ©Everett Collection Inc/Alamy
Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and the War That Changed Poetry, Forever: ©Joseph Becker/Fotolia
What are the effects of isolation in the mind?: ©gpointstudio/Shutterstock
A Masterly Emily Dickinson Movie: ©Christian Kosanetzky/imagebroker/Alamy
How the California Gold Rush echoes in Silicon Valley: ©Vladislav Gurfinkel/Shutterstock
A Poet Who Pushed (and Recycled) the Envelope: ©Valentin Agapov/Shutterstock
Modern History Sourcebook: Harriet Robinson: Lowell Mill Girls: ©Pavel L Photo and Video/Shutterstock
Using data from social networks to understand and improve systems: Photodisc/Getty Images
Emily Dickinson Was Fiercer Than You Think: ©Lynne Furrer/Shutterstock
Lowell Mill Women Create the First Union of Working Women: Library of Congress
Studies in Scale: Excerpts from The Gorgeous Nothings: ©artkamalov/Shutterstock
9 Core Behaviors of People Who Positively Impact the World: ©John Wilkes Studio/Corbis
6 Afro-Latinos Open Up About What It Means To Be Black And Latino: ©John Langford/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A New Birth of Freedom ©Corbis

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
“Slaves of the Marriage Union”: ©Corbis
Descendants of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad’s History: ©Orhan Cam/Shutterstock
Photography and the Civil War, 1861–1865: ©Corbis
In His Own Words: Remembering Poet Robert Hayden: ©Marvin Dembinsky Photo Associates/Alamy
The Perilous Lure of the Underground Railroad: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Old Friends Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Made History Together.: Photodisc/Getty Images
A War of Words: ©valzan/Shutterstock
Blacks, Baseball, and the Civil War: ©Comstock/Getty Images
The Words That Remade America: Library of Congress
Hiram R. Revels Biography:
The Civilian Experience in the Civil War: ©Fotosearch/Photolibrary
Did the Civil War Achieve Equality? Stephen Kantrowitz’s ‘More Than Freedom’: ©Everett Historical/Shutterstock
Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, New York City: ©Wikimedia Commons
Group Working To Publicize 1867’s ‘Fourth Of July To Remember’: Photodisc/Getty Images
Building the Transcontinental Railroad: ©Savushkin/E+/Getty Images
How technology and capitalism shaped America after the civil war: ©Corbis

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
Women Who Fought For the Vote: 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
Edith Wharton’s World: ©Comstock Images/Getty Images

The Modern World Photodisc/Getty Images

World Without Borders: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
Gordon Parks exhibit offers intimate glimpse into segregation-era life for African Americans: ©Clark Brennan/Alamy
There Is Nothing Accidental About School Segregation: ©Corbis
The art of 9/11: Image Source/Getty Images
What We Learned from 5 Million Books: ©Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock
World War II: The Fall of Nazi Germany: ©Corbis
Humans once opposed coffee and refrigeration. Here’s why we often hate new stuff.: ©Fotofermer/Shutterstock
Langston Hughes’ Collection of Harlem Rent Party Advertisements: ©Natalia Bratslavsky/Shutterstock
These Rarely Seen Photographs are a Who’s Who of the Harlem Renaissance: Photodisc/Getty Images
10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Tracing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Minnesota Roots: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
How worried should you be about artificial intelligence?: ©Ociacia/Shutterstock
Why First Amendment still matters to students: trekandshoot/Alamy
Arthur Miller Biography: Images
Arthur Miller’s Chameleon Play: ©joshblake/
Online Museum Is Preserving ‘Endangered’ Sounds for Future Generations: 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
The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence: ©lola1960/Shutterstock

Grade 12

Chasing Success ©Andres RodriguezFotolia

The Benefits of Optimism Are Real: Jupiterimages/Getty Images
This Is Your Brain on Summer: ©Corbis
Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common: ©Tom Grill/Corbis
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
Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified: ©Corbis
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
To Overcome the Fear of Failure, Fear This Instead: ©Digital Vision/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
How music benefits children: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
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.: Images
Education Innovation in the Slums: ©Photodisc/Alamy

Gender Roles ©Fotolia

Esenam Nyador, Ghana’s female taxi driver: ©Corbis
Why was Pink for Boys and Blue for Girls?: ©MNStudio/Shutterstock
From Boys to Men: How Mentoring Is Smoothing the Road to Adulthood: Creatas/Jupiterimages/Getty Images
Mary Wollstonecraft Biography: Comstock/Getty Images
Altering a robot’s gender and social roles may be a screen change away: ©Hero Images/Hero Images/Getty Images
What it Means to Build Without Bias: Questioning the Role of Gender in Architecture: © Andrej Ivosev/
Proud to be a Mill Girl: Library of Congress
Could Paternity Leave Policies Close the Wage Gap?: ©Brooklyn Production/Corbis
Is Gender Segregation in Sports Necessary?: ©Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Alamy
By Age Six, Girls Have Already Stopped Thinking of Their Gender as ‘Brilliant’: ©Joshua Hodge Photography/the Agency Collection/Getty Images
Daddy Track: The Case for Paternity Leave: Photodisc/Getty Images
Women Spies of the Civil War: © Images
In Pakistan, young female boxers punch through gender barriers: ©Annie Reynolds/PhotoLink/Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Uber has only ‘a handful’ of woman drivers in Saudi Arabia, while local rival Careem claims more than 2,000: ©Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock
Countries with Less Gender Equity Have More Women in STEM–Huh?: ©Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Anna Kendrick’s ‘Indianna Jones’: Should a woman don the fedora for real?: ©Corbis
The crucial role of men in gender equality: ©Digital Vision/Getty Images
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

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

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

Sarah Hendrickson Jumping Back In: Photodisc/Getty Images
Why Do People Take Risks?: Photodisc/Getty Images
Kill All the Mosquitoes?!: ©Sergejs Nescereckis/Alamy
Pharrell Williams on How Taking Risks Can Lead to the Biggest Successes of Your Career: ©Blend Images - Andersen Ross/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Taking risks in pursuit of innovation is good. So is preparing for it: ©Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images
Food: How Altered?: Comstock/Getty Images
In the Age of ISIS, Is War Reporting Worth the Risk?: ©secablue/
Eliza Griswold on the Importance of Taking Risks: ©Charles Smith/Corbis
Why Teens Ignore Risk For a Little Reward: Comstock/Getty Images
Saying yes to the world: Writer Anthony Doerr in Houston: ©Radius Images/Getty Images
Beowulf—an epic game for the whole family: ©Corbis
Running the risk: why experience matters when making decisions: ©RFarrarons/Shutterstock
Maybe Your Comfort Zone Isn’t What You Think It Is: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Robert Kent/Photodisc/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
Teens aren’t just risk machines – there’s a method to their madness: Stockbyte/Getty Images
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

Finding Ourselves in Nature ©Corbis

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
Innovative Audubon Program Connects Elders with Alzheimer’s to the Outdoors While Creating Healthy Bird Habitats: ©Steve Byland/Fotolia
‘Wild’ film prompts surge in interest in Pacific Crest Trail: ©ImageSource/Age Fotostock
Environmental art is on the rise – with a little help from Leonardo DiCaprio: ©bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock
Nature: Closer Than It Seems: ©bo1982/ Images
As We Seek Nature, We Wall It Out: ©Cristina Lichti/Flickr/Photolibrary
Faulkner of Oil Country: Rick Bass Talks New Novel: Comstock/Getty Images
Obama gets personal with Yosemite in speech, long hike: ©Tracy Barbutes/Design Pics/Corbis
We Are Wired To Be Outside: ©DAJ/amana images inc./Alamy
Do Sharks Really Have Personalities?: Georgette Douwma/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Alone with Arizona’s landscape: ©Shutterstock
Cities make us forget what’s great about nature: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Steven Errico/Digital Vision/Getty Images
The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy: ©Evgeny Atamanenko/Shutterstock
Weeder: Pere Sanz/Alamy
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
What Can Bees Teach Us About Gang Warfare?: ©Old Dog Photography/Flickr/Getty Images

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