Ideas for Teachers - March 2015

Websites and videos for additional study: 
Is President Obama being tough enough on Iran in nuclear/sanctions negotiations? 
Should Congress pass legislation making English the official language? 
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Issue # 1 – Is President Obama being tough enough on Iran in nuclear/sanctions negotiations? As the U.S. reaches an agreement with Iran that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions, many are breathing a sigh of relief. But others still fear the U.S. is too soft on Iran. You may read a USA Today analysis of the agreement here: http://tinyurl.com/nf7ylyz Issue # 2 - Should Congress pass legislation making English the official language? Dozens of countries have English as an official language, but the U.S. isn't one of them. While some say say the U.S. should protect its roots and declare English the official language, others say the country should make every effort to accommodate the language of its immigrants, and remind us that native Americans didn't speak English. The issue is both practical and emotional as it addresses global communications and personal heritage.