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Power & Politics

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

Are All Children at the Same Starting Gate?: Introduction

In this lesson, students get a glimpse of education's status, role, and impact in developing and developed nations; explore the factors that impede schooling; examine efforts to ensure universal access to education; and undertake a project that supports these efforts.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments

China’s Rule of Law: Changing with the Times?: Introduction

Students identify and analyze the positive and negative effects of China's changing legal system. They examine the nation's rule of law to determine its improvement potential and build on their findings to design a program to promote a just and efficient legal system in China.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments

Violence As A Means of Resistance: Introduction

With this case study, students will explore the question of whether violence is an acceptable means of resistance to oppression or whether diplomacy and political solutions must be pursued instead.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments

Accountability for Human Rights Violations: Introduction

This lesson plan provides an opportunity to explore human rights violations and international courts of law. Students focus primarily on the case study of Slobodan Miloseviç's regime.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments

Rwanda: A Nation Recovering and Rebuilding: Introduction

Students will learn about the history of Rwanda and the genocide that killed 800,000 men, women, and children.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments
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