In the fifth lesson clip affiliated with The Boys of Baraka lesson plan, Baraka boy Montrey says, "I think people think a kid from Baltimore is supposed to be nothing. That we ain't got no future. Because we from the ghetto. I'm gonna try to make a difference. Help Baltimore be on the map." Students should watch the whole film and discuss how the Baltimore neighborhood that the boys grow up in is similar to or different from their own neighborhoods. 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.