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“Border Wars” ?

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The National Geographic Channel is starting a new series next week called “Border Wars.” It appears to be focusing on the drug trade and what’s going on both on the U.S. and Mexican side of the border. I wish they had come up with a different title, but the site does seem to have some useful features.

Narco State is a series of photos documenting the drug war going on in Mexico. Here’s a link to a video on the same topic. I’m adding both to The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War.

National Geographic also has a simulation you can play called Border Agent Simulation. My initial reaction to the idea was pretty negative, but it appears like they handled it with a fair amount of sensitivity. For now, I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

I’d be interested in hearing other people’s thoughts on the site.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. I worked as a volunteer along the border and the challenges are many!! The Border Patrol we knew were hard working and very good to the illegals, but were in danger daily due to the drugs.

    This would be a great current event project and research for students.

    I am so glad I follow you!! You are awesome!!

    Happy New Year!!

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