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A Child’s Century of War (2001)

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Recommended because it shows the effects of war on the bodies and minds of children of Grozny, Hebron (Arab and Jew), and Sierra Leone. Topics and materials include archival clips from Armenia, the Blitz, the Holocaust, Germany, Hiroshima, Vietnam, Sarajevo intertwined with current news and documentary coverage depicting children victims of various violent conflicts throughout the century. This documentary conveys a very powerful anti-war and human-rights message. Be aware of the fact that the video contains graphic combat scenes, wounded or dying children, drug use by child soldier in Africa. Recommended for grades 7-12.

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Activities Using the State of the World Atlas (7th Edition) (2004)

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Recommended because this newly revised and rewritten publication accompanies the latest 7th edition of The State of the World Atlas. Topics and materials include valuable teaching activities designed to help students gain a greater appreciation of the world. These activities focus on world regions, ethnic and cultural groups, human rights, conflict, power, religion, and new players in the international system. All activities involve the use of more than one map and are structured to reinforce students’ higher-level cognitive and research skills. The text also contains reproducible student handouts. Be aware of the fact that 6th Edition of the “Activities Using the State of the World Atlas” is still available upon request. Recommended for grades 7-12. This resource is originally recommended by Denver University.

Citation: Meier, Marci. CTIR. $29.95

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Afghanistan: The Lost Generation (2001)

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Recommended because it is an overview recent national history which interweaves with three heart-breaking personal stories from a musician, a soldier, and a 12-year-old boy who lost his foot in a rocket blast. Topics and materials include 20-year-long civil war, the Soviet invasion, Taliban, terrorism, and others. Recommended for Grades 9-12.

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

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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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Arms Control Association

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it provides authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, related national security issues. Topics and materials include sections on missile defense, landmines, chemical and biological weapons, nuclear proliferation, space, and many others. Start by the Fact Sheets section which contains concise text and statistical information on the quantities of nuclear, chemical, biological, and other kinds weapons in the possession of the major nuclear powers. Recommended for upper high school grades and teacher. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Arms for the Poor. (1998).

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Recommended because Arms for the Poor illustrates how  the U.S. government and arms exporters affect lives of people in other countries through the arms trade. Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. has doubled its arms sales; the U.S. sells more weaponry abroad than all other 52 arms exporters combined; 80% of U.S. arms sales go to repressive, non-democratic governments. Activists and experts interviewed link U.S. arms sales to the maintenance of global inequality.

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Army Center of Military History

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it presents diverse U.S. military related topics. Topics and materials include art created by soldiers and other military related artwork, military museum directory and links, army birthdays, decorations, flags, U.S. army campaigns and casualties, holidays, U.S. army integration, oaths, gender and ethnic issues, and others. Start by Reference Topics section that, among other topics, contains broad scope of resources describing the important role that women and ethnic minorities have played historically and play currently in the U.S. army. Recommended for use by middle and high school students.

Asia for Educators

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Recommended because it provides extensive and detailed study of Asia, and in particular of China, Japan, and Koreas. Topics and materials include art, everyday life, government, foreign relations, security, history and others. Recommended for all students- including dedicated elementary resource section. This resource is originally recommended by University of Kansas. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

At the End of a Gun: Women and War (Film #9 from Life: A Film Series About Globalization) (2000)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this film examines the tragic civil war that has wracked Sri Lanka since the early 1980s, through the experiences of women, and how the conflict has impacted them in particular. Topics and materials include the analysis and the explanation of links between Sri Lanka and 30 various ethnic conflicts/civil wars currently raging around the world; the look at how women are widowed and left struggling to take care of their children alone, are subjected to incest and rape, and are often forced to take up arms. Be aware of the fact that this program was filmed among the Sinhalese majority (the government side), and thus does not get into the plight of Tamil rebel women who have been recruited as suicide bombers. Keywords: War, Sri Lanka, women, gender, ethnicity, civil war, ethnic conflict, widow, children, incest, rape, arms, gun, Sinhalese, Tamil, violence. This resource is originally recommended by Michigan State University.

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Calling the Ghosts (1996)

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Recommended because in this documentary women survivors in Bosnia tell their stories of when the Serbs take over and put them in Serbian camps, where people were tortured, raped, and killed. Topics and materials include the struggles that the women face upon leaving the camps and trying to readjust to daily life again; the International Tribunal as it addresses these war crimes; and others. Keywords: Bosnia, Gender, International Law, Serbs, War crimes, Rape, Torture, War, Women, Tribunal. This resource is originally recommended by Michigan University.

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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is an extensive and regularly updated resource describing a major global non-violent movement for nuclear disarmament. Topics and materials include recent press releases concerning disarmament around the world, a major collection of relevant links from around the world, analyses of international and U.S. policies on disarmament, and many others. Start by the Education section, which contains detailed information on missile defense (MD), including a visual simulation of how the MD system would work. Recommended for middle and high school students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Center for Defense Information (CDI)

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Recommended because of its devotion to “strengthening security through: international cooperation; reduced reliance on unilateral military power to resolve conflict; reduced reliance on nuclear weapons; a transformed and reformed military establishment; and, prudent oversight of, and spending on, defense programs”. The site is also recommended for being a non-governmental establishment dedicated to the provision of non-filtered information to the public. Topics and materials include arms trade; children and armed conflict; missile defense; nuclear issues; small arms and light weapons; space security and others. Start by Children and Armed Conflict section, which covers such topics as affected countries, children and small arms, child soldiers, U.S. Policy, and others. For more information on CDI and its issues of interest go to the Issues section of the site. Recommended for use by educators and high school students.

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.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is very easy to use and integrated database system. Topics and materials covers areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data. This is an excellent tool for accessing country specific statistical information on a variety of military issues and topics, including armed forces, arms production and trade, conflict statistics, military expenditures, military arsenals, and others. Recommended for use by educators and high school students.

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.

International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)

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Recommended because it is a global network of civil society organizations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, which is composed of a wide range of organizations concerned with small arms, including policy development organizations, national gun control groups, research institutes, aid agencies, faith groups, victims, human rights and community action organizations. Topics and materials include women and guns, arms brokers, production of small arms, child soldiers, arms trade controls and many others. Recommended for high school students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)

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Recommended because it offers access to a large pool of information on landmines and international efforts to stop their use and production. Topics and materials include all information pertaining to the campaign, including its history, reasons for existing, participants, and the ways to get involved. Start by clicking on Photos- which contain images of victims, survivors, protestors, actual landmines and landmine dealers, and also art by the supporters and victims. This section offers an outstanding opportunity of uploading your own images as part of your contribution to the campaign. Recommended for middle and high school students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Crises Group

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Recommended because it is a fast and easy way to access media releases, speeches, articles and op-eds on violent conflicts and crisis around the world. Topics and materials include region and country reports, clickable world map, and searches by region, keyword, and date. Start by the Region section which allows you to quickly and easily focus on the region of your choice. Recommended for upper high school students and teachers. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Naval Historical Center

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Recommended because it is possibly the biggest collection of U.S. navy related resources on the internet. Topics and materials include such sections as ships history, early history, underwater archeology, photography section, dictionary of American Naval Fighting ships, and many others. Start by the Resources and Research section which contains art by former and current U.S. navy service men and women describing their experiences, impressions, etc., in the navy and from around the world. Recommended for use by elementary, middle, and high school students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

 

NOVA Online: Global Guide to Nuclear Missiles

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Recommended because it is a concise guide to the world’s legitimate military arsenal. Topics and materials include a summary kit of the nuclear resources possessed by major nuclear powers. The site also has an easy to use metric conversion table, which could be helpful in converting metric data to fit the American equivalent in feet, yards, miles. Recommended for use by educators and high school students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Sidet: Forced Exile (1991)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this film is a thoughtful and sensitive portrayal of the incredible hardships facing women in the Horn of Africa today. Topics and materials include a first-hand look, showing the women’s fight to locate work, protect their children’s health, and balance their meager resources. Be aware of that the film reaches beyond the large political changes in the area. It shows the individual consequences of war and displacement. Keywords: women, woman, gender, Horn of Africa, work, child health, children, resources, war, displacement, poverty, poor, income. This resource is originally recommended by Michigan University.

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Suspended Dreams (1992)

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Recommended because this is a courageous documentary from Lebanon about the effects of 16 years of civil war on what was once the intellectual, cultural and commercial center of the Arab world. Topics and materials include the story of four Beirut citizens from very different backgrounds as they struggle to reconstruct their homes and lives amid the chaos, the broken buildings, and the unexploded mines of their once beautiful city. Be aware of the fact that the film assesses the appalling impact of modern warfare on the environment, and looks ahead to a new conflict in the making over the Middle East’s most precious commodity– water. Keywords: Lebanon, civil war, Arab world, Middle East, Western Asia, Beirut, reconstruction, mines, violence, modern warfare, environment, water. This resource is originally recommended by Michigan University.

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Taking Aim at Small Arms: Defending Children’s Rights

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its in-depth exploration of the topic of children and small arms, and children and war. Topics and materials include the explanation of the nature of small arms; children as soldiers; arms trade and others. Recommended for use in middle and high school. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Teaching American Diplomacy: The Expansion of NATO

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it discusses historical and ideological reasons behind the recent NATO expansion into the Eastern Europe, when Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic joined the Organization. Topics and materials include suggested teacher and student assessment instructions, classrooms activities, primary source documents, handouts, and some assessment ideas. This resource is originally recommended by Denver University.

Citation: Miles, Michael & Schuster, Heidi. CTIR and the Una Chapman Cox Foundation. $29.95

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Teaching Global Awareness with Simulations & Games (1994)

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Recommended because teaching about global concerns through various simulations and games. Topics and materials include a number of classroom activities, including “Missing”, an activity which allows students to role play the family and concerned acquaintances of an imprisoned journalist. Other activities include, “Self-Defense: A Simulation of World War I” and “Pennies: The Scramble for Wealth,” a simulation about world wealth distribution. Be aware of the fact that the publication includes reproducible student handouts. Recommended for Grades 6-12. This resource is originally recommended by Denver University.

Citation: Lamy, Steven, et al. Denver: Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) ($34.95).

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The 1 Story of Black Hawk Down (2002)

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Recommended because unlike the Ridley Scott’s movie, this program offers a dual, more objective perspective on the Battle of Mogadishu. Topics and materials include minute details of the battle; computer generated maps; interviews with both Somali and American soldiers, and also Robert Oakley, former U.S. ambassador to Somalia; news footage and reenactments. Be aware of the fact that the video contains gruesome battle footage. Recommended for Grades 7-12.

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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 Road to Nowhere: Yugoslavia (1997)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this program examines Yugoslavian warlords, whose power derives from the barrel of a gun, and the rhetoric with which they justify themselves and motivate one another– the rhetoric of nationalism. The “Highway of Brotherhood and Unity” is a symbol of everything that has gone wrong in Yugoslovia– a road impassable, for both Serb and Croat, to nowhere. Keywords: warlords, war, warfare, gun, violence, nationalism, Yugoslavia, Serbs, Croats, conflict, Serbia, Croatia. This resource is originally recommended by Michigan University.

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The State of the War and Peace Atlas, 3rd edition (1997).

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Recommended because it provides global overviews on (1) international terrorism, (2) landmine and military dumping grounds, (3) military spending and nuclear testing, (4) arsenals and the arms trade, and (5) NATO and the UN. The book also provides full-color maps that explore (1) the dynamics of war, (2) wars of identity and belief, (3) wars of poverty and power, (4) the military world, and (5) the dynamics of peace.

Citation: Smith, Dan. London: Penguin.

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The State of the World Atlas: The Unique Visual Survey of Political, Economic, and Social Trends, 6th edition. (1999).

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Recommended because it contains key political, economic, and social indicators translated into full-color maps and graphics. The book provides visual representations of such topics as (1) international debt and inflation, (2) production of goods and services, (3) population growth and migrations, (4) pressures on the environment, (5) military spending and arms trade, (6) freedom of expression, (7) religion and the rise of fundamentalism, (8) racism and gender politics, and (9) language and illiteracy.

Citation: Smith, Dan, & Kidron, Michael. London: Penguin.

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Without Rights (Film #23 from Life: A Film Series About Globalization) (2000)

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Recommended because this episode offers an inevitably controversial look at the plight of the Palestinians. Topics and materials include the war of 1948 that accompanied the founding of the Israeli State; the fleeing of Palestinian refugees to neighboring countries; the war of 1967 and the occupation the West Bank of Jordan and the Gaza Strip by the Israelis; the analysis of the situation of the 1.3 million Palestinian refugees living under Israeli control, who are denied many human rights guaranteed to all people under international laws. This episode also explores the plight of these people against the backdrop of the then-stalled Camp David talks on peace in the Middle East. Be aware of the fact that this program was filmed before the most recent and devastating fighting of 2002, nevertheless, the issues remain sadly unresolved. Keywords: Palestine, Palestinian, Israel, Israeli, war, West Bank, Gaza strip, refugee, human rights, international law, Camp David, peace, Middle East, violence, fight, conflict. This resource is originally recommended by Michigan University.

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