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The WIDE ANGLE Online Discussion Guide gives you an exciting way of using public television programs to enrich political science, journalism, economics, and AP social studies courses. It includes video segments from the programs Dishing Democracy, Gold Futures, Brazil in Black and White, and The People's Court.

Jun 1st, 2009

Dishing Democracy: Discussion Guide Introduction

Dishing Democracy goes behind the scenes at Arab television channel MBC in Cairo and its hit all-female talk show, Kalam Nawa'em.

Jun 1st, 2009

The People’s Court: Discussion Guide Introduction

The People's Court takes viewers inside the courtrooms and law schools of China to provide an unprecedented portrait of its rapidly growing legal system.

Jun 1st, 2009

Gold Futures: Discussion Guide Introduction

Gold Futures is a David-and-Goliath story set in a scenic Romanian village in the heart of Transylvania. At stake: a massive deposit of gold ore -- and a 2000-year-old village community that has existed since the ancient Romans founded a mining town on the edge of their empire.

Jun 1st, 2009

Brazil in Black and White: Discussion Guide Introduction

Brazil has long presented itself as a "racial democracy" but deep disparities in income, education and employment have finally prompted a campaign for equal treatment for Afro-Brazilians. Brazil in Black and White captures a unique moment as a nation looks in the mirror.

Jun 1st, 2009

Taking “The Tall Test”: Chinese Prep School: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will use video segments from China Prep to examine the culture of a Chinese prep school as its graduating class studies for the national college entrance exam. Contained within are lesson activities as well as video segments which can be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 31st, 2009 | Comments

Innovative Approaches to Healthcare in Mozambique and Beyond: Lesson Overview

Using segments from Birth of a Surgeon, students learn about limited health resources in Mozambique and innovative approaches taken in Mozambique and other countries to combat public health problems. You will find lesson activities and video segments that may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 29th, 2009 | Comments

Trading Up: Bringing Ethiopia’s Economy Into The 21st Century: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will learn about the efforts of Ethiopian reformers to create a modern agricultural commodities exchange in an economic environment historically dominated by inefficient tradition and government corruption. Contained within are lesson activities and video segments which may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 29th, 2009 | Comments

Making a Difference in the Midst of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Lesson Overview

Using segments from Heart of Jenin, this lesson explores the history and complexity of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and examines the roles individuals and organizations can play in promoting understanding and peace. Contained within are lesson activities and video segments which may be used alone or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 28th, 2009 | Comments
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