1. Congo - On the Trail of an AK-47: China's calling card in Africa

Source: Frontline / World

Trace an AK-47 from its origins in the cloistered world of Beijing, China's arms manufacturers to its use by rebels in the militia strongholds of eastern Congo.

Grade Level: 9-12

Subjects: Social Studies

Topics: Cultural Studies: African Studies. War. World History: 1990-present.

Resource Type: Video

2. Day of the Zulu: Video Clip 1

Source: Secrets of the Dead

Examine Zulu medicinal snuff used in the battle against the invading British in 1879--the worst defeat in British colonial history. Learn how the snuff contributed to the warriors' energy levels and their total lack of fear in battle.

Grade Level: 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Medicine. Cultural Studies: African Studies. World History: 1750-1900.

Resource Type: Video

3. Day of the Zulu: Video Clip 2

Source: Secrets of the Dead

Learn about a plant bulb that Zulu warriors used to treat wounds and block pain during their battle against the invading British in 1879. Consider a hallucinogenic mushroom that contributed to their ferocity in battle.

Grade Level: 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Medicine. Cultural Studies: African Studies. World History: 1750-1900.

Resource Type: Video

4. Day of the Zulu: Video Clip 3

Source: Secrets of the Dead

Determine the effects of muscimol in the red mushroom on Zulu warriors during the battle against the invading British in 1879. Watch a controlled experiment involving kick boxers demonstrating the physiological effects of the drug.

Grade Level: 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Medicine. Cultural Studies: African Studies. World History: 1750-1900.

Resource Type: Video

5. On Our Watch

Source: Frontline

Watch as Frontline investigates genocide in the Darfur region of the Sudan, where at least 200,000 have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes and mass rapes are used as a weapon in a brutal, government-supported campaign against civilians.

Grade Level: 9-12

Subjects: Social Studies

Topics: Civics: Civil and Human Rights. Cultural Studies: African Studies. World History: 1990-present.

Resource Type: Video

6. South Africa - The Play Pump: Turning water into child's play

Source: Frontline / World

Learn about social entrepreneur Trevor Field and his PlayPump water project in South Africa. Examine the economic, environmental and political issues surrounding Africa's freshwater challenges and solutions.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech, Social Studies

Topics: Ecology. Cultural Studies: African Studies. Economics.

Resource Type: Video

7. Uganda - The Condom Controversy: AIDS and the abstinence debate

Source: Frontline / World

Explore the controversy over AIDS prevention in Uganda, where the formally effective program of condom distribution has been partially displaced by programs promoting abstinence. Track the spread of the virus since the introduction of the new program.

Grade Level: 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Human Sexuality. Public/World Health. Civics: Current Events/Issues. Cultural Studies: African Studies.

Resource Type: Video