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Seeking a Home Away from Home: Exploring the Plight of Refugees from Iraq and Beyond: Lesson Overview

Using segments from the PBS program Iraqi Exodus, students learn about refugees in Iraq and beyond, as well as the challenges refugees face and laws that have been passed to protect them. Contained within are lesson activities as well as video segments which may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 26th, 2009 | Comments

A Tale of Two Heavens: Escaping North Korea: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will learn about the conditions in authoritarian North Korea that have compelled many North Koreans to attempt a dangerous escape to what they see as the “Heaven” of capitalist South Korea. Also discussed is often-successful propaganda used by the North Korean government to convince its citizens that North Korea is in fact the real “Heaven.” Contained within are lesson activities as well as video segments which may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson.

May 24th, 2009 | Comments

Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and activities for middle and high school classes serve as a guide to exploring the themes of WIDE ANGLE films.

Oct 16th, 2008 | Comments

Window into Global History

Explore in-depth, video-centric lesson plans at Windows into Global History.

Jun 16th, 2008 | Comments

The Effects of Globalization: Introduction

Use this lesson to explore the theme of economics. Students investigate the impact of the World Trade Organization in developing countries.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments

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

Something’s Fishy in Scotland: Introduction

Explore the plight of fishing families in Scotland by researching the impact of the European Union's fishing policies on the social/personal, environmental, economic, and political realities of a small community.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments

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