The BBC has just launched Grand Challenges II to examine what they consider the major problems facing the world. It seems like it could be a very useful resource for teachers and students.
You can read their announcement here.
It’s an ongoing series, and they’ll be regularly updating all their new reports here.
As I mentioned, this project is called “Grand Challenges II.” Earlier this year, they published Grand Challenges I, which seems to me to have the same purpose as this second edition. Grand Challenges I has lots of related interactive content.