Posted on June 12, 2015
We added new content and resources to some of your favorite In Context products. Take a look at what’s available:
Biography in Context
New homepages added that spotlight the following:
- Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner
- Napoleon Bonaparte, the French leader who suffered his ultimate defeat at the Battle of Waterloo (200 years ago this month)
- Alex Morgan, an American soccer player heading to the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada
- Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq
- Edith Windsor, the woman who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013
Content Notes added citing the recent passing of Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau Biden, who lost his battle with brain cancer on May 30, 2015.
Global Issues in Context
Two new portal pages added to Global Issues In Context, as well as a video:
- Internet’s Role in Disaster Response, Relief, and Recovery
- Rebellions on Yemen
- Europe’s migrant crisis video
In addition, content added to the following portal pages:
- Avian (Bird) Flu
- BRICS Countries
- Business Ethics
- Drug Trafficking
- Endangered Species and Wildlife Conservation
- European Debt Crisis
- Headscarves: Religious and Political Issues
- Immigrants and Immigration
- Rebellions in Yemen
- Russia-Ukraine Conflict
- Thai Democracy Protests
- Virtual Currencies
- World Cup 2014
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
New homepage spotlights added:
- The recent passing Beau Biden, former Attorney General and son of Vice President Joe Biden, who lost his battle with Brain Cancer at age 46 years old.
- The Eastern Star ship that overturned during a storm in the Yangtze River in China on June 1st. More than 370 people remain missing from this disaster.
- California’s drought due to lack of precipitation and the impact on the state’s agricultural industry
- The voyage from China to Hawaii of Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss-made solar powered plane piloted by Bertrand Piccard.
- 2015-2016 National Debate Topic: Surveillance. With the majority of the Senate in favor, the USA Freedom Act was passed, which reforms the way US surveillance programs are gathered and conducted by US agencies.
A new video is featured on the homepage of Opposing Viewpoints In Context that focuses on transgender people and how churches are responding to transgender people, especially as they become more visible in popular culture.
Science in Context
New portal pages that have been recently added include:
- Alternative and Renewable Energy
- Global Positioning Systems
- H5N1 (Bird) flu
- Hybrid Vehicles
- Nuclear Engineering
- Respiratory System
Two new images from weather related events were added to portal pages and are flagged on the homepage:
- Documenting the heat wave in India which is tied to the Extreme Weather portal page.
- The floods in Texas that is tied to the content on the Floods portal page.
Student Resources in Context
New portal pages and some special features added to Student Resources In Context.
The portal pages are:
- Darfur Genocide
- Serena Williams
- Winston Churchill
The features include:
- Anniversary of D-Day is highlighted on the homepage
- PTSD Awareness Month and Day topic has a video on the homepage
- World Oceans Day in the Oceans portal
- World Environment Day in the Pollution and Renewable Energy portal
- Passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
- Natural Disaster portal page has updated information on the drought.