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Cultural & Global Issues: International Relations


Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: American International Engagement on the Rocks
Source: Pew Research Center
Author: Andrew Kohut
Date Published: July 11, 2013
Guiding Question: How has American public opinion on foreign engagement shifted?
Grade Level: 9.2

Article Name: Overview: International Cooperation on Climate Change and the Environment
Source: Encycopaedia Britanica via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 1080)
Date Published: July 10, 2017
Guiding Question: How have climate issues affected relations between countries?
Grade Level: 9.9

Article Name: In Foreign Affairs, Americans are Less Receptive to Moral Arguments
Source: Pew Research Center
Author: Drew Desilver
Date Published: September 6, 2013
Guiding Question: How does the American public feel about international relations?
Grade Level: 10.4

Article Name: Analysis: How Trump's Foreign Policy has Affected Global Relations Since Assuming Office 
Source: ABC News 
Author: Conor Finnegan and Elizabeth McLaughlin
Date Published: July 20, 2017
Guiding Question: What effect has the Trump administration had on international relations?
Grade Level: 10.8

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Article Name: Americans and Chinese Grow More Wary of Each Other
Source: Pew Research Center
Author: Richard Wike
Date Published: June 5, 2013
Guiding Question: What does the American public think about China?
Grade Level: 7.4

Article Name: The United Nations, Formed for World Peace
Author: N/A
Date Published: March 8, 2017
Guiding Question: What is the U.N. and how does it work?
Grade Level: 7.4

Article Name: Leaders Around the World Incensed Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Willa Frej
Date Published: December 6, 2017
Guiding Question: How might President Trump's decision to move the US embassy into Jerusalem impact the country's relations with other foreign powers?
Grade Level: 11.7

Article Name: Don't Rush to Judgement on War Crimes 
Source: Bloomberg View 
Author: Leonid Bershidsky
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Guiding Question: What kind of influence have sanctions had on Russian actions in Ukraine?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on 11/4/2015
Guiding Question: How can the long-running conflict between Israel and Palestine be resolved?
Grade Level: 13.9