Topic: Geography

Pajero in saudi arabia

Current Event October 25, 2013

Saudi Women Taking the Wheel to Protest Driving Ban

Gender World History II Geography

In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, activists are challenging the ban on women driving by taking the wheel and documenting their protests by video. Madiha Al Ajroush, a longtime advocate of women driving, compares the inability to drive like cutting one's legs off and taking the wheelchair away. This is not the first attempt to challenge the ban. There were two previous attempts in 1990 and 2011. Use this story to talk to your students about the struggle for women's rights on a global scale and how that compares to rights women currently have in the United States.

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Holi  a festival of colors

Current Event February 24, 2010

Holi, a Festival of Colors

Geography

Holi, a traditional festival of Spring in India, is celebrated with water balloons, water fights, and of course, tons of different, bright colors. Now, the festivals are large attractions at universities across America.

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