The concept of nationalism is often in the news, and it can be challenging to understand why it often leads to heated debates. However, it's important for people to think critically about nationalism and its effects. Readers are encouraged to do this as they explore historical and up-to-date examples of nationalism through accessible text and detailed fact boxes. Graphic organizers provide additional information and avenues for further engagement, and full-color photographs enhance this learning experience. As readers explore this divisive concept, they're able to connect what they've learned in social studies classes to current events.