In the first clip associated with The Boys of Baraka lesson plan, we see a glimpse of inner-city Baltimore. Police sirens ring out, a man is arrested and kids mime gun shots as they play together. In Baltimore, 76% of African-American boys do not graduate from high school. Students should watch the whole film and talk about what Africa-American boys who grow up in Baltimore might be facing in their futures. Return to lesson plan »
Four African-American boys from poverty-stricken Baltimore travel to rural Kenya, where a teacher-student ratio of one to five, a strict disciplinary program and a comprehensive curriculum form the core of an extraordinary new journey in their transformation to men.
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.
A group of Syrian women explain that the biggest challenges for women in the Muslim world stem not from conservative religious behaviors but from the cultural norms advocated by conservative male clerics.