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A Dry White Season

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because although this 104-minute film was produced in 1989, its message of struggle for racial and ethnic justice is a relevant today as it was then. The setting is set in the l970s within Soweto, an African township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. It deals with a white schoolmaster who lives in a segregated home apart from black population. The schoolmaster finds himself in a moral dilemma posed by racial injustice directed against the son of his black gardener by Afrikaner police authorities. This film is appropriate for students in grades 6-12.

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A Life Like Mine

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Life Like Mine tells the story of how children live around the world through four themes:  survival, development, protection, participation.  Excellent images and text suitable for upper elementary and middle school students. Truly has a global perspective. Includes many visuals and maps.

Is is published by UNICEF.

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Annual Editions: Global Issues 09/10. (2009).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because new editions each year contain collections of 30-40 up to date articles from scholars and the world press that examine the most important global issues facing the planet.  The book has a world map, a glossary, a topic guide, and a list of related websites. This is one of many Annual Editions series. Others (see list on the Annual Editions website) are also relevant to specific issues as well as regional studies.

Citation: Jackson, Robert M. (editor). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

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Anticipating Ethnic Conflict

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Recommended because although this handbook was designed for intelligence analysts to use in thinking about and attempting to anticipate ethnic conflict, students in grade 12 could find it useful in studying causes of ethnic conflict. The book offers a three-stage model for examining mobilization for ethnic state conflict.

Citation: Tellis, Ashley Arroya Center 1998 ISBN 0833024957

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Battle For The Holy Land

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Recommended because this is a 5Slavic and Eastern Europe-minute video which goes behind the lines and underground to reveal the tactics and strategies that led to the current violence between Palestinians and Israelis. The film has a new copyright 2002 and currently sells for $29.98. This video is appropriate for students in grades 9-12. You can down load and print out a transcript of the video by clicking on http://www.pbs.org//wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/holy/etc/tapes.html.

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BBC News

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides comprehensive news coverage of events around the world.  It is easily organized by region (see tabs at top on homepage), type of media (video, podcast, blog, etc.), and issues.   Because BBC has affiliate stations around the world, broadcasts can be found in multiple languages.  This site is appropriate for grades 7-12. Many selections provide excellent maps, video and audio presentations. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

 

Bombay

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this is a 2 hour and 10 minute film directed by Mani Ratman. This 1994 film tells the love story of a Muslim woman and Hindu man who are caught up in the communal religious violence within Bombay, India. Hindu and Muslim accounts of atrocities are carefully balanced. The aim of the film is to promote communal harmony by showing centering love transcending religious intolerance and hatred. This film is appropriate for students in grades 10-12.

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Breaking the Codes Genocide and Truth in Burundi

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Recommended because this is a 7Slavic and Eastern Europe-minute documentary video which was one of four shown at the 2001 Human Rights Festival. It is a documentary film produced by Bryan Rich about the horror of ethnic genocide. This film was shot over 18 months in Rwanda, a country caught in ethnic conflict. It is based on the confessions of four men who are committing atrocities against another ethnic group. These four men risk their lives to describe the social and moral collapse which has led to an ethnic war. This film is appropriate for students in grades 11-12.

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CAIR – The Council on American Islamic Relations

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its coverage of current issues within the Muslim community of America. It also includes materials and information on Islam and Muslims for outreach purposes. Links to local chapter CAIR representatives and speaker information is also available. Start by reading the section on About Islam . There are also materials available for reasonable prices with information that can be used in the classroom or in curriculum development.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Center for Reduction of Religious-Based Conflict

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Recommended because this U.S. charitable organization is dedicated to the reduction of religious-based conflict throughout the world through publicizing existing conflicts and providing long-term solutions. By clicking on countries on the left, you can read a brief account of conflicts which have some religious basis to their cause. This site also provides links to other organizations which deal with religious and ethnic world conflicts. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Child Soldiers

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This UNICEF page describes how child soldiers are being integrated back into society in Chad.  There are also links on the right side for additional information and articles related to the situation of child soldiers in Chad.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Children of Shatila

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this 50-minute documentary video was directed in 1998 by Mai Masri. The video documents Palestinian children living in a camp in Lebanon that previously was the site of the horrific Sabra-Shatila massacre. The children are given video cameras to record their feelings and hopes 16 years after the massacre and 50 years after the exile of the grandparents from Palestine. This documentary is appropriate for students in grades 6-12.

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Cyberschoolbus

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because Cyberschoolbus is a United Nations global education project.  It provides a wealth of information for educators on the world and its issues. There is a link for purchasing publications in many languages, but also free curriculum resources for educators K-12.  Start with the curriculum links to locate free resources for each global education curriculum topic.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.


Fault lines: Journeys Into the New South Africa.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because David Goodman examines the dramatic changes which have come about in South Africa since apartheid. He demonstrates how the church in South Africa has not only helped to perpetuate injustice but also helped to influence forgiveness and reconciliation. He tells the story of the grandson of H.F. Voerwoort, the architect of apartheid. The grandson joined the African National Congress and left the Dutch Reformed Church. This book would be appropriate for students in grades 9-12.

Citation: Goodman, David. University of California ISBN 0520232038 Press 1999

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Foundation for Middle East Peace (Harvard)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the site up to date and there is a selection of detailed maps on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Topics and materials include maps on the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jerusalem, Golan Heights, settlements and population, redeployment and final status options, and more. Information is objective and mainly supports a peaceful solution to the conflict. Reports and materials are available in Arabic , English and Hebrew . Start by examining About FMEP for information about the Foundation and its purpose. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues. (1999).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it provides a multidisciplinary approach to explaining general global vocabulary, issues, and trends (i.e., cultural diversity, economic development, the natural environment, and international peace and violence). The book provides case study analyses of the global issues and trends explored in the book. Chapter titles are (1) Introduction to the Modern World, (2) Ethnicity and Global Diversity, (3) Perspectives on Ethnicity and Global Diversity, (4) Economic Development, (5) Perspectives on Economic Development, (6) Human Ecological Sustainability, (7) Perspectives on Human Ecological Sustainability, (8) Peace and War, and (9) Perspectives on Peace and War.

Citation: Kelleher, Ann, & Klein, Laura. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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Globalization 101

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this web site is extremely useful to secondary teachers and students who are studying globalization and global issues. Links which are provided are helpful to students and teachers and extend their research with extensive compilations of governmental and non governmental sources. Start by clicking on Teaching Tools. The user of this web site will find a number of lesson plans dealing with issues such as trade, technology, investment, health, culture, environment, migration, and IMF/World Bank. Reviewed by Ron Reichel. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Globalization and the Challenges of a New Century: A Reader. (2000).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores globalization and its impact from interdisciplinary perspectives. The ten-part book explores global order and disorder, the new nature of national borders, conflict and security in a new world order, globalization and the evolution of democracy, the new global economy, doing business in the information age, forecasting the future, the environment, and an emerging global culture.

Citation: O’Meara, Patrick, Mehlinger, Howard D., & Krain, Matthew (editors). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

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History Guy

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this is an excellent site for secondary students to access information on wars and conflicts which have resulted from religious or ethnic differences. Under four categories conflicts are listed alphabetically.  Those categories are Current Major wars and conflicts, Current Minor wars and conflicts, Recently concluded or suspended wars and conflicts, and Major Acts of Terrorism.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

 

In the Name of the Buddha

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this 141-minute film directed by Rajah Touchriver was shown at the 2002 Oslo Film Festival just before the Sri Lankan Aid Conference in Oslo. It is produced by Dasai Films International. The film graphically portrays the conflict between native Tamil people and the Sri Lankan army and Indian peacekeeping forces. The film tells the true story of Siva, a native Tamil from Sri Lanka who had to flee his homeland. It portrays the horror and chaos of a people torn apart by ethnic conflict through the suffering of an ordinary man.

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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site reviews the events of criminal tribunals taking place in Rwanda following the Genocide.  There is current information listed for all individuals charged with crimes relating to the Genocide in Rwanda.  Information presents in the form of press releases, case summaries, case minutes, and discussions.  Be aware that this site is dedicated solely to the Criminal Tribunals taking place in Rwanda.   There are links to International Criminal Court sites. The site is appropriate for grades 9-12.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Organization for Migration

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Recommended because the site encompasses a variety of migration management activities throughout the world. Topics about migration include assisted returns, counter-trafficking, labour migration, migration health, movements, mass information, and technical cooperation on migration, migration policy and research programme, working group on gender issues, individual portraits, and links to relevant program and project web sites. Start with Media to see photo essays an videos of stories of people and places.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.

Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because Part one of this book is entitled Historical and Cultural Legacies. It describes the Dutch and British colonial legacies to race in both countries. The author goes on to explain the lessons we can obtain from the history of slavery as practiced in Brazil and the United States In the second part of his book, he describes the differences as well as the role differences play in the creation of the contemporary nation states of United States and South Africa. This book is appropriate for students in grades 11-12.

Citation: Marx, Anthony Cambridge University 1998 ISBN 0521585902

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Miss Sophie’s Diary (1985)

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Recommended because Ding Ling is China’s best known twentieth-century woman writer. She became prominent for her shocking story written in 1928 which portrays the inner life and lusts of a sickly yet ambitious, selfish yet self-conscious young woman. Sophie, who lives in Beijing, is trapped by her intellectualized ideals which cannot be fulfilled in real life. Bold for its expression of a young woman’s sexual impulses and desire to control, this novella strikes Western readers as surprisingly modern.
Reviewed by East Asian Project of Columbia University. http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/

Citation: Translation by W. J. F. Jenner, trans. Beijing: Panda Books

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Muslims

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Recommended because this is a 120-minute documentary produced by Frontline which is appropriate for students grades 7-12. The video can be purchased for $19.98 by ordering through htttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims. The documentary exams the religious, historical, and cultural roots of Muslims in the countries of Egypt, Nigeria, United States, Malaysia, Turkey, and Iran.

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No Mans Land

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Recommended because this Oscar winning film runs 98 minutes and was directed by Danis Tanovic a Bosnian director. By combining dark humor with wrenching realism it brings together two men who are pawns in a bitter ethnic conflict. Both Bosnian and Serb are trapped in a trench and forced to cooperate for mutual survival. Although the film is laced with raw language, the films dark humor presents a message of the absurdity of ethnic conflict. It also paints a very ridiculous picture of blundering attempts at UN peacekeeping. The film is appropriate for students in grades 9-12.

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On Prejudice: A Global Perspective. (1993).

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Recommended because it presents the works of acclaimed writers who analyze, explore, and discuss the pervasiveness of prejudice throughout human history (i.e., slavery, the Holocaust, apartheid, ethnic conflict in Europe and Africa, etc.). The book is divided into three sections: Section 1 uses essays to introduce readers to the values of prejudice, Section 2 explores prejudice through intercultural fiction and poetry, and Section 3 offers written works that explore hope, reconciliation, commonality, and peace. The book also provides (1) brief bibliographical biographies of contributors, (2) an appendix of selected human rights declarations and statements on race, and (3) a resource list of organizations that promote global understanding and the eradication of prejudice worldwide.

Citation: Gioseffi, Daniela. New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday.

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Outreach World

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its resources on regions around the world. Affiliated with the National Resource Center network, this website contains peer-reviewed lesson units for educators.  Resources are searchable by region, grade level, subject, resource type, instructional strategies, or country.  On this website, you will also find news about various outreach activities currently taking place as well as upcoming workshops, conferences and professional development opportunities offered locally, regionally, nationally and overseas. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Rabbit Proof Fence

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this 2002 released drama running 94 minutes was directed by Phillip Noyce. It is based on the true story of Molly Craig, a 14-year-old mixed race aboriginal child. In 1931 as part of a forced assimilation policy, she was taken by the Australian government from her mother and placed in a Government institution called Moore River settlement. The film follows her escape from the institution and her heroic efforts to return home by following a fence along most of the length of Western Australia. The film is appropriate for students grades 6-12.

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Religiously-Based Civil Unrest And Warfare

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site contains information about religous conflicts- past and present- around the world.  Start by reviewing the chart of conflicts on the homepage, then explore further with links found in the left menu bar.  This site is appropriate for secondary students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Shakespeare and the Jews

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because Shapiro demonstrates how Elizabethans imagined Jews to be different from themselves in religion, race, and nationality. His book contains sections such as 0 Jews and Counterfeit Christians; Myths, Histories, Consequences; The Jewish Crime; A Pound of Flesh; The Hebrew Will Turn Christian; Race, Nation, or Alien; Shakespeare and the Jew Bill of 1753. This book is appropriate for students in grades 12.

Citation: Shapiro, James Columbia University Press 1997 ISBN 0-231-10345-X

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The Bridge on the Drina.

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Recommended because this Noble prize winning work is a classic novel dealing with ethnic conflict. By centering the story around a bridge built in eastern Bosnia in the second half of the 16th century, Andric gives a feel for the history of relationships of Christians and Muslims in the area. The story bridges the time period of the mid-sixteenth century to World War I and shows the complexity of ethnic and religious ties of the people of the Balkans to their locale. This work of historical fiction is appropriate for students in grades 10-12.

Citation: Andric, Ivo. University Chicago Press 1977 ISBN 0-226-02045-2.

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The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it provides a brief yet concise history of the Christian Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt. There are an extensive number of hyperlinks found throughout this page with further information on religious practices, meanings, and explanations for the Christian religion according to CCOCE.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Christian Science Monitor

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Recommended because this site provides current, in-depth coverage of conflict issues across the globe, in addition to coverage of other global issues. A listing of six regions of the world plus a section on global issues allows you to easily navigate information from the homepage.  This site would be appropriate for students in grades 7-12. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Gaia Peace Atlas: Survival into the Third Millennium. (1988).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it provides global perspectives on peace as more than just the absence of war. It provides analyses of the roots of peace and war by exploring human, nuclear, and environmental crises threatening humanity and our planet. The book provides research from international people and organizations/institutions on proposals for immediate and long-term sustainable peace. Exercise and exercise overviews center on (1) what is culture, (2) the building blocks of culture, (3) styles of communication, (4) culture in the workplace, and (5) the cross-cultural perspective. Chapter 2 contains exercises that explore the concept of self (individualist vs. collectivist), personal vs. societal responsibility (universalist vs. particularist), the concept of time (monochronic vs. polychronic), and locus of control (internal vs. external). The ‘Dialogues’ exercise contains four brief cross-cultural dialogues (with seemingly missing exchanges) where students have to figure out the cross-cultural meanings/misunderstandings in the dialogues.

Citation: Barnaby, Frank (editor). New York: Doubleday. http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday

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The Globalization Website

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because because it provides links to a large amount of globalization resources. The site links to organizations, books, people, issues, theories, and a glossary. The site also links to other megasites, data sources, non-English sites (German, French, and Spanish). Start with General Links. and Data Sources (which are categorized by country or issue).  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Stanley Foundation

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Recommended because this non-profit, nonpartisan, private operating foundation focuses on promoting and building support for principled multilateralism in addressing international issues. Current foundation initiatives include: Global Leadership, Nuclear Material Security, and Preventing Genocide.  Start with Resources for educational materials. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The State of the World’s Refugees 2000.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because UNHCR’s Special 50th anniversary edition looks at five decades of humanitarian action. It examines major crises during that period and the changing nature of international responses to the problem of forced displacement. As useful to the general reader as it is to humanitarian experts and organizations, governments and academics. Start by “Chapter 5: Proxy wars in Africa, Asia and Central America” since the chapter offers information about refugees in Africa, Asia, and Central America, maps about refugee flows, and figures on refugee population. Be aware of the fact that you need an Adobe Reader program to download this document. Reviewed by UNHCR.

Citation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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Things Fall Apart.

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Recommended because this classic work first published in 1958 is appropriate for students in grades 7-12. This story describes how the mixing of cultures and the breakdown of traditions can lead to unimagined results. It describes how colonialism was able to tear apart a powerful tribe. The culture of the Ibo begins to breakdown once Christian missionaries disrupt traditional religious belief and attempt to convert the native population.

Citation: Achebe, Chinua. Random House Childrens Publishing ISBN 0385474547.

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U.S. Department of State

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site contains data links to regions and countries. Maps and statistical information on religion, ethnic groups, and history of conflicts are provided. This site also provides press releases by year, fact sheets, special briefings, and reports which can prove useful in researching ethnic and religious conflicts within regions or countries. This site is appropriate for grades 7-12. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Understanding Ethnic Violence : Fear, Hatred, and Resentment in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this book introduces a theory that allows for an understanding of ethnic violence. The author divides what he calls an emotion-based theory into four component parts. They consist of resentment, fear, hatred, and rage. In the second part of his book he applies this theory by comparing Baltic States in the twentieth century, Czechoslovakia 1848-1998 and Yugoslavia. This book is appropriate for students in grades 10-12.

Citation: Petersen, Roger D. Cambridge Press ISBN 0521007747

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UNICEF The State of the World’s Children

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its many resources on the world’s children, their issues and lives.  See reports on the state of the world’s children along with many other publications, information by country, and other topics.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Whale Rider

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this film, directed by Niki Caro, was released in 2002. This delightful film is appropriate for students grades 6-12. The plot centers around a contemporary young Maori girls fight to win the approval of her grandfather. Her grandfather is attempting to retain traditional Maori values in the face of modernity and social change. All about him the dominate culture is pulling his people away from sacred values and duties found in Maori traditional culture.

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World Press Review Library of International Affairs

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the site provides links to news and editorials around the world on events and issues both local and global. By clicking on a particular region listed under World Headlines, students have access to numerous stories which cover many global issues. Students can compare how people in diverse nations and world regions view an event or issue.  This site excels in providing easy access to primary sources and international perspectives on events. There is also a discussion guide and vocabulary comprehension section.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12

You Think!

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Recommended because it is a very easy-to-navigate educational tool developed for teachers and student research on environmental, financial, social, political and cultural issues across the world.  There is information on MDGs, AIDS, climate change, corruption, education, energy, food & agriculture, gender, health, information & communications, international trade, natural resources, population, poverty, private sector development, sustainable development, urbanization, water & sanitation, and more. Start by checking out Issues, Multimedia and For Teachers.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.