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(Haiti) UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees) (Texas)

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Recommended because the UNHCR site details the situation of refugees around the globe. News releases are listed by date, and include political updates, and the relations of Haiti with their Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. Start by looking at the lead stories on the page and then typing Haiti in the search feature in the upper right. Reviewed by Stace Rierson, 2/2002; updated by Tim Dove Sep 2003.

21st Century Debates: Food Supply.

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Recommended because this children’s guide – one of an excellent series of 21st Century Debates – is aimed at 11 to 16-year-old schoolchildren. Making the point that we live in a world of food mountains and famines, where some people suffer from obesity while millions of others die of hunger, it examines the trends and issues behind such inequalities. It also considers possible solutions – from the development of agricultural technology to changes in global trading and food distribution systems. Can we produce enough food to nourish an ever-increasing population? Can we feed everyone without harming the environment? And will we ever see an end to hunger? These are just some of the questions tackled in this excellent and colorful book. Available from www.amazon.com.

Citation: Bowden, R. Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division. (2003)

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31st December Women’s Movement (Women’s Issues)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site is a non-governmental organization whose membership included 2.5 million women of all social conditions above the 18 years of age. Its President is Nana Kanadu Agyeman Rawlings, former first lady of Ghana. Start by clicking on the About Us link. Once here, visitors can read about the purpose and mission of the organization. For additional perspective on this site, you can read the article “First Lady Syndrome and the Marginalization of Women from Power”, from the link on the homepage of African History in this module.

6 Billion and Beyond PBS (Harvard)

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Recommended because this PBS site traveled the globe talking to people about the population issues affecting their lives and countries. Topics and materials included in this site are international policy about population issues, study guide, web resources, fact sheets, case studies, press releases and media kits, and country information including environment, economy, reproductive health, women’s status, and perspectives. Start by “Study Guide” since it provides information about how to use this website in the classroom, especially for grades 6 or over classes. I also recommend you show the front page of this site to your students since it contains calculation of world population and babies born since you entered this page, which will help students to recognize rapid increase in both populations. Be aware of the fact that fact sheets in library are downloadable and the front page of this site provides the babies born clock while you are using this site. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 11/23/03.

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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A Dry White Season

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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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A Picture Book of Helen Keller.

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Recommended because , as a child, illness robbed Helen Keller of sight and hearing, but that didn’t stop her from accomplishing many great things. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: Adler, David A. (1992). Scott Foresman. $6.95.

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A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village.

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Recommended because the authors of the book provide their first-hand experience of living in Bangladesh village, depict the people lives, and their struggles of survival from hunger and poverty. In this book, two Bengali-speaking Americans take the reader to a Bangladesh village where they lived for nine months. There, the reader meets some of the world’s poorest people–peasants, sharecroppers, and landless laborers–and some of the not-so-poor people who profit from their misery. The villagers’ poverty is not fortuitous, a result of divine dispensation or individual failings of character. Rather, it is the outcome of a long history of exploitation, culminating in a social order which today benefits a few at the expense of many.
Reviewed by www.foodfirst.org.

Citation: Hartmann, B. & Boyce, J. (1995). Food First Books.

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A to Zen: Japanese culture (1992)

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Recommended because this book enables to discover Japan via the alphabets. From A to Z, each letter opens a window on Japanese culture, old and new, for young readers to find out about Japan. Bright color illustrations with Japanese characters. 8″ x 11″. 28 pp. Ages 8-12.
Reviewed by Asia for Kids.

Citation: Wells, Ruth. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

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A Watershed in Global Governance? An independent Assessment of the World Commission on Dams

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Recommended because this is a report which analyses the World Commission on Dams as a model for public policymaking. It hopes to provide a model of how an independent organization can be empowered to harness rivers and provide much needed energy by constructing dams. This organization feels this model can be applied to such issues as oil, gas, mining, biotechnology, food security, trade and the environment. The report could prove useful to grades 11 and 12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Dubash, Navros K.; Dupar, Mairi; Kothari, Smitu; Lissu, Tundu. January, 2002. ISBN:1-56973-494-1. $25.00.

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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 through women’s eyes. (2001). Produced by Velcrow Ripper. 20 minutes. $85.

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Recommended because this video offers an intimate portrait of Afghanistan’s silenced women as we see the conflict and history in Afghanistan through their eyes. The film visits the secret schools, orphanages and clinics of RAWA, the Revolutionary Afghan Women Association, a feminist group that has been working both inside and outside Afghanistan for many years, struggling for women’s rights and human rights. Their revolution is through ideas, through education, and through health and they will not let their voices go unheard. Please be aware that this material is suitable for Grade 9 and up students. Teachers can order this film from www.videoproject.net.
Review from Ohio State University library

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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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Africa Reacts to Terrorism in US: allAfrica.com

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this provides information about terrorism in the U.S. from African perspectives. Topics and materials included in this site are news about terrorist attack in the U.S. published in African countries. This would be good resources for high school students to learn how African countries perceive the terrorist attack in the U.S. and recognize multiple perspectives of terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/28/04.

AfricaFiles

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Recommended because AfricaFiles is a production of volunteers around the world working to promote human rights and economic justice in Africa.  On this site, you can find current research archives, podcasts, news stories, or search information by topic on the Africa InfoServe.  This site contains appropriate materials for elementary and secondary education.  Start with Africa Research for educational resources.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Against My Will. (2002). Directed by Ayfer Ergun. Produced by Humanist Broadcasting Foundation. 50 minutes. $75 (Rent) or $390 (Sale).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it documents Palestine womens struggles for seeking human rights.
It is a shocking documentary about the women who take control of their own lives, and risk being killed for it. Through Kubra’s story, and the stories of other women at Dastak, the film creates a portrait of one institution that is protecting Pakistani women, at least the women who can make it there. Please be aware that the content of this film is only suitable for adult students.
Review and available from First Run Icarus Films.

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Agri-Culture: Reconnecting People, Land and Nature.

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Recommended because Agri-Culture envisages the expansion of a new form of food production and consumption founded on more ecological principles and in harmony with the cultures, knowledge and collective capacities of the producers themselves. It draws on many stories of successful agricultural transformation in developing and industrialized countries, but with a warning that true prosperity will depend on the radical reform of the institutions and policies that control global food futures, and fundamental changes in the way we think. The time has come for the next agricultural revolution.
Reviewed by www.peopleandplanet.net

Citation: Pretty, J. (2002). Earthscan Publications.

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Altered States Globalization, Sovereignty, and Governance

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Recommended because in this 96 page work the authors provide suggestions for improved governance and at the same explain how to improve and strengthen the UN. The argue that the UN must lead the way. After introducing the reader to the issues raised by globalization, the authors divide the body of the book into Part 1, Sovereignty and Globalization: Government in a State of Confusion and Part 2, For the Millennium Assembly: Three Imperatives of Governance. They then conclude the work with a section entitled Governing Principles: The United Nations and the Millenium Assembly. The questions raised about the role of the UN within global governance would be of great interest to students and teachers at the secondary school level. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Smith, Gordon and Naim Moises. IDRC/CRDI. 2000. ISBN:0-88936-917-8. $15.

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Ambassador’s Club Video Series (2002).

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Recommended because These video series represent a collaboration between United Nations Ambassadors and Secretariat members in a joint effort to educate students, Model UN participants and other interested parties about the work of the United Nations. Series I (in four segments) highlights the roles, procedures and challenges in the General Assembly. In addition to providing an educational experience for Model UN participants, this series also highlights the differences between common Model UN procedures and those of the UN in New York. Additional focus is placed on what lessons the Representatives at the UN may learn from their student counterparts at Model UN conferences.
Just completed in the Fall of 2002, Series II and III begin our focus on specific UN issues. These tapes feature experts in various areas of UN affairs discussing what the UN has done in the past, and what it is capable of doing in the future to solve some of the many problems facing the world. These two series can be used by a wide variety of groups, from classroom use, to membership organizations with an international focus, community groups interested in these topics, or Model UN participants. Based on the success of these series, future video segments will focus on other UN issues, UN Organs, and on the roles of specific Member States within the UN.
Reviewed by American Model United Nations. Be aware of the fact that the video series consist of three series: Series I (The United Nations General Assembly), Series II (The United Nations and Terrorism / The United Nations and Financing), and Series III (The United Nations and Women / The United Nations and Racism).

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Ambassador’s Club Video Series. (2002).

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Recommended because these video series represent a collaboration between United Nations Ambassadors and Secretariat members in a joint effort to educate students, Model UN participants and other interested parties about the work of the United Nations. Series I (in four segments) highlights the roles, procedures and challenges in the General Assembly. In addition to providing an educational experience for Model UN participants, this series also highlights the differences between common Model UN procedures and those of the UN in New York. Additional focus is placed on what lessons the Representatives at the UN may learn from their student counterparts at Model UN conferences.
Just completed in the Fall of 2002, Series II and III begin our focus on specific UN issues. These tapes feature experts in various areas of UN affairs discussing what the UN has done in the past, and what it is capable of doing in the future to solve some of the many problems facing the world. These two series can be used by a wide variety of groups, from classroom use, to membership organizations with an international focus, community groups interested in these topics, or Model UN participants.

Based on the success of these series, future video segments will focus on other UN issues, UN Organs, and on the roles of specific Member States within the UN. Be aware of the fact that the video series consist of three series: Series I (The United Nations General Assembly), Series II (The United Nations and Terrorism / The United Nations and Financing), and Series III (The United Nations and Women / The United Nations and Racism). Reviewed by American Model United Nations.

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America Attacks: The War on Terrorism (Cornell)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because develops interdisciplinary lesson plans and teaching materials to teach September 11 for grades 6 – 12. Topics and materials included in this site are lesson plans, news snapshots, related articles, websites, and letters to the editor. I recommend you start with “National and International Response” since it provides articles about the September 11 from different perspectives. Be aware of the fact that this site is a part of New York Times Learning Network offering lesson plans and teaching materials to teach about various topics.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 7/30/03.

Amnesty International: Refugees have rights (North Carolina)

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Recommended because Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary human rights movement that works impartially for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair trials for political prisoners and an end to torture, “disappearances”, political killings and executions. Topics and materials included in this site are brief introduction about human rights of refugees, questions & answers, world refugee day, international migrants day, the migrant rights convention, act now for refugees, refugee news, reports and documents about Amnesty International, and relevant links. Start by “Questions and Answers” since it provides basic information about definitions of refugees or migrants, and refugee or migrant issues. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/11/04.

An Overcrowded World?

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this children’s guide – one of an excellent series of 21st Century Debates – is aimed at 11 to 16-year-old schoolchildren. It looks at the impact of human population growth on the planet and how this could affect our future. Over the last fifty years the world’s population has more than doubled. According to some experts, our ever-increasing demands will eventually exhaust the earth’s supplies of fuel, water and food. Reviewed by Peopleandplanet.com.

Citation: Bowden, Rob (2002). ($28.56).

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Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh. (1993).

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Recommended because it explores environmental, social, and psychological problems associated with our push for ‘progress’ and ‘development through an examination of the breakdown of Ladakh’s culture and environment (ecological balance and social harmony) because of ‘modernization’. The film is based on the Helena Norberg-Hodge (founder of ISEC) and Peter Matthiessen book of the same name.

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

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Recommended because for two years she and her parents and five other refugees hid from their Nazi pursuers in a warehouse attic in Holland. Eventually they were found and sent to concentration camps. Only Anne’s father survived. He salvaged his daughters remarkable diary, the record of a sensitive adolescent in starkly oppressive times. Recommended for junior and high school students. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: Frank, Anne. (1993). New York: Pocket Books. $4.99.

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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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Another World is Possible

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Recommended because this film presents a sampling of the events and issues at The World Social Forum held Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2002. The World Social Forum was attended by 11,000 young people, non-governmental organizations, indigenous peoples, farmers, labour, and public officials. The event was in response to the World Economic Forum held in New York. This is an excellent film which presents alternative positions to the global governance debate. This 24 minute film is appropriate for grades 10-12. The film was produced in 2002 by Moving Images and directed by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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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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Arab Social Science Roundtable

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its vast web resources and information on 22 Arab nations.  Start by searching links to individual nations in left menu bar.  Navigating these links will present research centers, information centers, think tanks, and other entities providing peer-reviewed research about the Arab world.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Arms Control Association

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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).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

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)

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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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B’Tselem-The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it strives to document and educate the public and policymakers about human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in hopes that Israelis and Palestinians can live peacefully.  Start by navigating the left menu bar for media resources and topic links.  Also, check out the Human Rights Links for additional information.  Be aware of the fact that this Jerusalem-based site provides English and Hebrew versions at the same time. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Banking on Life and Debt. (1995).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because The video is an overview of World Bank and International Monetary Fund policies that promote poverty, starvation, and ecological ruin. Measured by its ability to engage most high school students, Banking on Life and Debt is spread too thin, covers too much history and too much political economy, and is narrated by too many talking heads. Nonetheless, through examining World Bank and IMF policies in Ghana, Brazil, and the Philippines, the video offers a convincing portrait of an international economic order that drains resources from poor countries in the name of development. And if used with other readings and activities that explore the global debt crisis, this can be an important resource. The video doesn’t bubble over with hope, but we do meet activists in every country visited who describe efforts to organize for alternatives to debt slavery. Review from Rethinking Schools/Rethinking Globalization Resources Page, 07/2002.

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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.

 

Becoming an Advocate Step by Step: Women’s Experiences in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States.

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Recommended because this book is about the struggles and strategies of women grappling to become human rights advocates capable of effecting changes in law and practice to uphold women’s basic rights. In this book, champions of women’s rights from Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States tell their own stories about the opportunities and challenges they faced as they engaged their governments in the profoundly democratic process of human rights advocacy. Becoming an Advocate Step by Step is as much about their experience and “step by step” learning as it is about the policy changes effected through advocacy. It is about both product and process. Recommended for high school students. Reviewed by Women, Law & Development International.

Citation: Schuler, Margaret, & Reilly, Molly (Eds.). (1993). Women Law & Development Intl. $15.00.

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Beyond the Numbers: A Reader on Population, Consumption, and the Environment.

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Recommended because this reader achieves such a high standard of quality that it probably has several more years of use in the classroom. The individual readings-some reprinted from other places, some solicited for this book-are organized into sections focused on population and consumption, family-planning, reproductive health and rights, population and gender, population and religion, immigration, and the link between population and national security. What distinguishes this volume from some others on the market is the emphasis on social rather than environmental aspects of population; thus Beyond the Numbers would be highly suitable as a supplement in a social studies course, at the high school or college level. One regrettable oversight is the absence, in the section on population and religion, of any serious commentary on Islam. Many of the nations still experiencing rapid population growth are Muslim, and religion surely plays as strong a role in the family-planning of those places as Christianity does in other places. Reviewed from World Population by Gilbert, Geoffrey.

Citation: Mazur, Laurie Ann (Ed.) (1994). Washington, DC: Island Press.

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Bombay

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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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Brothers and Others (2002).

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Recommended because featuring interviews with such experts as Noam Chomsky and James Zogby, Brothers and Others is a one-hour documentary on the impact of 9/11 on Muslims and Arabs in America. The film follows a number of immigrants and Americans as they struggle in the heightened climate of hate, FBI and INS investigations, and economic hardships that erupted following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This film helps students discuss the topics such as racism, discrimination, religious and ethnic intolerance in the U.S.
Reviewed by Arab Film Distribution.

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Business and Human Rights Resource Center

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because Business and Human Rights Resource Center functions as a detailed resource center and on-line library in promoting greater awareness of business’ impact on human rights issues around the world. Topics and materials included in this site- business ethics organizations, business organizations, business schools, companies, corporate responsibility organizations, environmental NGOs, etc., and discussion of important policy issues, such as workplace health & safety, sexual harassment in the workplace, age discrimination in the workplace, child labor, the private sector & education, etc. Start with News (homepage) for the most updated information about business and human rights. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

CAIR – The Council on American Islamic Relations

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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.

Calling the Ghosts (1996)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

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.

Celebration of Women Writers

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Recommended because this site attempts to promote awareness of the breadth and variety of women’s writing, which tends to be ignored. Topics and materials included in this site are a list of books and their bibliographical information by author, category, century, country, and ethnicity. This site would be used by teachers to find suitable books for their students to introduce female writers or to let students recognize the significant contribution of female writers by showing a list of books written by women. Recommended for junior and high school students. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

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.

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.

Chechnya: Russia’s Human Rights’ Nightmare: Rights and Wrongs Series. (1999). Globalvision Inc. 30 minutes.

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Recommended because Recommended as it includes an update on the ongoing conflict in Russia’s Chechnya with comments from Sergei Kovalev, Russia’s former Commissioner of Human Rights, and Ludmilla Thorne, a human rights specialist at Freedom House in first segment. In second segment, it includes Thomas Goltz’s video diary about the village of Somashki in Chechnya and its efforts to defend itself from the Russian army’s assault. Finally, in third segment, it provides an exclusive interview with Fred Cuny, a disaster relief specialist and human rights activist who traveled to Chechnya in 1995 where he has been missing and is now presumed dead. This material is available from Chip Taylor Communications.
Review from the Media Resources Center of UC Berkeley Library.

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Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement (1996) (Human Rights)

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Recommended because this four-part series (60 minutes) covers the United Farm Workers Union and Cesar Chavez. Kansas.

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Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus.

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Recommended because it is derived from the raw, primitive journal of a homeless mother of three struggling to survive in a squalid Brazilian garbage dump. The dairy of Carolina Maria de Jesus described the daily routine life in a favela- a human garbage dump, house of the poor, the hungry, and the desperate. The author illustrated the way daily life threatened these poor favelados. The hunger that invaded every shack, particularly hers, drove her to hunt for paper and metal in order to acquire just enough money to keep her and her children alive. The black population in Brazil was treated as none human beings. They were discriminated against by most of the white majority population. It clearly reflects the title of the book “Child of the dark.”

Citation: Jesus, G. M. D., translated by Clair, S. D. (1962). New York : New American Library. $6.95.

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Child Soldiers

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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 at Work. Directed by Sheila franklin. 1World Communication. $25.

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Recommended because it focuses on children labor in India. This video represents a substantial contribution to the movement to end child labor and sweat shop abuses. It includes valuable footage exposing the travesty of child labor and bonded labor in India. It should be a useful tool for educators and organizers alike. Teachers can order this material from 1World Communication.
Review from www.mediarights.org

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Children of Abraham. (1999). Directed by Andrea Cohen. Indianola, WA: MidEast Citizen Diplomacy. 36 minutes.

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Recommended because it attempts to introduce Palestinian human rights issues to Jewish Americans in an emotional approach, where the “enemy” is humanized. The narrator ties scenes together in an intimate, observational style. Interviews are taped with political and religious leaders on both sides and the Jewish participants stay with Palestinian families and visit Jewish settlements. The film portrays understanding, tears, and emotional epiphanies from the Jewish participants and the Palestinians. The film also attempts to elicit emotional responses from the viewer as experienced through the filmed participants. Participants religions/cultures are portrayed as reasonable humans being sensitive to the other sides point-of-view, just trying to live in a homeland.
Review from University of Washington Libraries.

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Children of Shatila

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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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Children of the Camps. (1999). Directed by Satsuki Ina. 57 minutes. $225 for college/institution purchase.

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Recommended because it is a one-hour documentary that portrays the poignant stories of six men and women who were interned as children in US concentration camps during World War II. The film captures a three-day intensive group experience, during which the participants are guided by a trained therapist through a process that enables them to speak honestly about their experiences, often for the first time. The six participants openly share how their families were torn apart, the shame and humiliation they watched their parents endure, and the legacy passed on to them for how to survive in a world that had accused and ostracized them for no other reason than the color of their skin. Through the telling of their personal stories we witness an unfolding of the deeply traumatic nature of that early childhood experience. Teachers can order this film through http://www.naatanet.org.
Review from http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/resources/index.html

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City Population (Duke)

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Recommended because of its effort to present statistics and maps about the population of the major agglomerations of the world. Topics and materials included in this site are excellent up-to-date data about many population statistics, and maps based on the world and countries, and relevant links. Start by “Overview” since it explains how to use this website and what you can find in this site. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 11/22/03.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO): Course Packs (Columbia)

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Recommended because CIAO attempts to provide students with opposing views and provocative arguments for issues. Topics and materials included in this site are readings examining U.S. initiatives against terrorism post September 11, 2001, maps of Afghanistan, the Middle East, the Caucuses and Central Asia, and two documents: “America’s war against Terrorism” by University of Michigan and “The Roots of Terrorism” by PBS. Start by “The ‘War’ on Terrorism: A Cultural Perspective” since it examines cultural considerations in the struggle against terrorism involving Middle Eastern and Arab viewpoints.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 7/30/03.

Contesting Global Governance Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements

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Recommended because this book provides a provocative look at how global governance is being conducted by a diverse set of actors. This book argues that multilateral economic institutions are beginning to engage nongovernmental organizations with their own agendas. This is changing the nature and form of global economic governance. The authors examine the relationship between IMF, World Bank, and WTO and the global social forces of women’s movements, environmental movements, and labor. This would prove an invaluable book for secondary teachers wishing to develop curriculum on global governance and globalization. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: O’Brien, Robert; Goetz, Anne Marie; Sholte, Jan Aart; Williams, Mark. Cambridge University Press. April, 2000. ISBN:0521774403. $23.

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Conversation With History: Women’s Rights (Berkeley)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site attempts to help us understand movements for human emancipation and liberation. Topics and materials included in this site are an extensive timeline of historical events related to women’s rights along with general historical events from 1776 to 2001, video interviews, transcripts, and bibliographies of human rights activists, links to two lesson plans by New York Times, and glossary of key terms on human rights and activism. Start by “TIME LINE” since it provides historical events on women’s rights in terms of power, law, and consciousness of the world. It is also recommended to start with Lesson Plans in ACTIVITY page since it includes the NY Times lesson plans for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Be aware of the fact that you need Real Player to watch video interviews and some documents are available in PDF file requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader. Recommended for elementary, junior, and high school students. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/02/03.

Council of Europe: Population (North Carolina)

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Recommended because this site presents information about population issues from European perspectives. Topics and materials included in this site are demographic 2003 year book about population issues pertaining to Europe, publications, and relevant links. Start by “Publications” since it provides two publication series: The Population Studies series and The European Population Papers series. Be aware of the fact that this site offers information about the Roma Gypsy issue. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 11/23/03.

Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism (2000).

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Recommended because this is the 2000 report of the National Commission on Terrorism, which was set up by Congress in the aftermath of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Recent commentators have called the report prescient; the commission predicted that there would be a terrorist attack on the United States on the scale of Pearl Harbor. It also noted that our multi-billion dollar counter-terrorism effort designed to thwart and warn against such an attack is plagued by procedures that have made it difficult for the CIA to employ “the services of clandestine informants” while the FBI “suffers from bureaucratic and cultural obstacles in obtaining terrorism information.” This book would be used to teach high school students the ways to prevent or respond to terrorist attack.
Reviewed by PBS Frontline.

Citation: The National Commission on Terrorism.

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Curricular Crossings: Women’s Studies and Area Studies

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Recommended because this site is a project by the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center supporting scholarly and creative work in women’s studies. Although this site offers teaching syllabi and materials for college classrooms, they can be modified or chosen for high school students. Topics and materials included in this site are information about credits of this project, article index, syllabus index, and history of the project. I recommend you start with “Introduction” since it explains how you can move around this site. Be aware of the fact that this site also offers a list of authors of articles about women’s issues in particular regions: Latin America, Africa, South Asia, Middle East, and Global / Transregional. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/02/03

Cyberschoolbus

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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.


Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. (1996).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because deadly embrace of the video’s title refers to the post-Sandinista government’s acceptance of the structural adjustment policies of the World Bank and IMF, which have devastated Nicaragua’s economy at least from the standpoint of the vast majority of the people. According to the video, unemployment has rocketed to 60%, credit to small farmers has been slashed, public school teachers work in deteriorating conditions for $60 to $70 a month, and public programs of all kinds have been eliminated. Meanwhile, free trade zones welcome transnational corporations who pay pennies an hour to desperate workers.
Review from Rethinking Schools/Rethinking Globalization Resources Page, 07/2002.

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Derechos Human Rights

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it provides a Spanish-friendly database and useful links with a main focus on human rights issues in Latin America, along with those in other regions and countries. As the word Derechos means rights in Spanish, the international organization, based both in the U.S. and Argentina, cooperates with its sister organization Equipo Nizkor (Derechos Representative in Spain). Topics and materials included in this site are death penalty, economic rights and war in Iraq (in Spanish). Other issues such as corruption, the disappeared, freedom of speech, impunity, international criminal court, terrorism & anti-terrorism, etc. are also included. Start by the links under information to sort out your interest by regions/countries or by issues/topics, and what we do , which will inform the user of the action orientation of this NGO. Be aware this site is in Spanish.

Disposable planet: BBC News (Duke)

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Recommended because based on a six-part BBC series, the site addresses the proposition that the “Earth’s population is soaring, but its resources are finite. Can we provide food, water, energy and televisions, cars and holidays – for everyone, and leave future generations more than a planet-sized rubbish tip?” You can take a quiz to measure your ecological footprint, examine the problem of cities, tourism, waste disposal, and a host of other environmental issues. Start by “Population” since it includes brief introduction about population issues, two mothers’ choices, statsbank, and audio resources. Reviewed by The Study of Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalis

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

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Recommended because its effort to promote acknowledgement of distinguished women that history textbooks tend to ignore. Topics and materials included in this site are biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways and who are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Be aware of the fact that you can search for distinguished women by subject and name. This site, like a website “Celebration of Women Writers,” helps students to recognize historical contributions of women that tend to be ignored. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Earth Pulse

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 6, 2012

Recommended because this National Geographic site provides an immense amount of information regarding relationships of human population to world issues.  Especially useful for teaching geography (human, land, movement) and global issues.  Start with The Human Condition, then explore the menu bar on the left.  For primary students, click on the For Kids link.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

EarthRights: Education as if the Planet Really Mattered. (1987/1992).

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Recommended because it presents first-year data from the three-year ‘Global Impact’ project. The book provides commentary, quotes, illustrations, and graphics that explore global issues and perspectives in education. The book explores peace education, human rights education, development education, environmental education, and aims for (global) education (for action). The book also discusses the process of schooling, schools in a world of change, and infusing global perspectives in the early childhood classrooms (beginning early). The book supports subject-based approaches to infusing global perspectives in secondary schools. The book offers ten starting points for teachers who want to teach as if the planet really mattered.

Citation: Greig, Sue, Pike, Graham, & Selby, David. London: World Wildlife Fund for Nature/Kogan Page.

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Educating for Human Dignity: Learning about Rights and Responsibilities.

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Recommended because it, geared toward teachers, demonstrates how human rights education can be approached throughout elementary and secondary schooling. Curriculum frameworks and rationale, resource listings, and sample lesson plans are provided to support the values of human dignity and integrity, economic equity, equal opportunity, democratic participation, and right to a sustaining and sustainable environment. This book is available from http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/1559.html.
Review from University of Pennsylvania Press.

Citation: Betty, R. (1995). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. $24.95.

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Enhancing Global Governance: Towards A New Diplomacy

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Recommended because this 388 page work contains 15 chapters authored by 17 different contributors. The editors purport this to be a work in which diplomatic innovation is not going to be driven from top down but by different sources of like-minded states and civil society from below. The chapters are divided into I. Frustrations of Leadership; II. Case Studies of Innovation; III. Application of Innovation in the International Arena. The case studies offered in Case Studies of Innovation would prove especially useful in the secondary school curriculum. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Cooper, Andrew F.; English, John; Thakur, Ramesh. United Nations Press. 2002. $31.95.

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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.

Famine Early Warning System Network

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Recommended because this is an excellent site covering famine/food issues around the world including African, Central American, Central & Middle Eastern countries and Haiti.  It maintains current situations of food supplies and factors affecting those supplies in these regions.  Categories of interest include: Agro-Climatic Monitoring, Markets & Trade, Livelihoods, Weather Hazards, etc.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Fault lines: Journeys Into the New South Africa.

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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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Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is an international classroom for exploring the problems of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. Lesson plans and materials included in this site are provided for each of three school levels: primary, intermediate, and secondary. The lessons have been directed towards the middle of the developmental skills range for each level. Please be sure to click on titles of each lesson for more detailed explanations. In addition to lessons of teaching hunger, this site also includes links of sites of global education and world hunger. Start with the Youth Window for resources on Hunger. Be aware of the fact that this site contains an interactive forum for exchanging ideas. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

FIAN

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Recommended because FIAN is an international advocacy group for people and regions experiencing inadequate food supplies.  For more than 20 years, FIAN has been drawing attention to situations of hunger, and searching for solutions.  On this website, Start with Programs, and then explore Resources for publications and photos. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Finding Solution to Hunger: Kids Can Make a Difference.

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Recommended because it emphasizes that individual and collective actions can make a difference. There are 25 lessons included in this book, and they provide valuable background information and creative suggestions to help students find answers to the challenging questions: “What is hunger?” “Why are people hungry?” and “What can we do to help end hunger?” Lessons use journals, newspapers, readings (included), role plays, and simulations to delve into topics including famine vs. chronic hunger, the legacy of colonialism, and “Hunger USA.” Sidebars throughout the book help students move beyond negative feelings into constructive activism. Appendixes list fund-raising ideas, organizations to contact, and an annotated bibliography of books and videos. This book is suitable for students from Grades 4-12. Available from www.socialstudies.com.

Citation: Kempf, S. (2001). World Hunger Year. $23.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Minnesota)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because FAO is committed to ensuring people around the world have access to high-quality food.  This site contains excellent resources, news coverage, statistics for, and information about food and agriculture issues around the world.  Start with the Media Centre for multimedia resources.  This site is appropriate for secondary students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Forced Migration Online (FMO) (Duke)

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Recommended because this site presents a wide variety of resources on forced migrants. Topics and materials included in this site are current news, about 3000 full-text documents, on-line resources, handbooks and guidelines, web catalogue, visual images, and discussion lists about migrants. Start by “Journals” since this page provides two academic journals relevant to migrants titled “Disasters” and “International Migration Review.”Be aware of the fact that on-line resources can be searched by region, key word, and theme. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 11/22/03.

Foreign Policy Association

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Recommended because the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a nonprofit organization that educates Americans about the world and global issues.  Start by learning about the Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program.  Be aware that membership with the FPA and access to materials on this site requires a fee.  Updated by Sara Adduchio 2012.

 

Foreign Policy Association (FPA) – Terrorism

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Recommended because of its effort to educate Americans about the significant international issues that influence their lives. Topics and materials included in this site are an article about terrorism, research and analysis, maps, relevant organizations, news sources, discussion forum, and a link to congress for taking action. Start by reading this front page article since it provides basic information about terrorism such as definition of terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 7/30/03.

Foundation for Middle East Peace (Harvard)

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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.

Free Trade Slaves. (1999). Directed by Peter Breuls, Juan Salvat, & Stef Soetewey. 58 minutes.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it goes behind the scenes to illustrate how this economic practice abuses and exploits workers by depriving them of sufficient living wages, work unionization, or fair labor practices. In order to stay competitive, companies such as Nike, Liz Claiborne, Gap, and Fruit of the Loom make every effort to cut production costs, thereby severely limiting workers rights. Impoverished countries such as Mexico and El Salvador, who provide attractive economic incentives and plenty of cheap labor, promote the building of maquiladoras (factories) in poor rural areas, where unionization by workers is forcibly discouraged, medical benefits are unheard of, wages are not enough to move people out of poverty, and environmental hazards are seldom monitored. Foreign companies have governmental and economic clout and can bypass attempts to provide adequate work environs to employees. According to this documentary, consumer education is the only way to rein in such unfair work conditions and provide a way to better labor and economic practices worldwide.
Review from University of Washington Libraries.

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Gapminder

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recommended because Gapminder presents statistical data of the world in an easy to understand, unique way by Hans Rosling.  For a quick understanding of the material, Start with Gapminder World.  There is a category dedicated to educators with classroom resources, and brilliant comprehensive videos related to all things globally minded.  This website is appropriate for secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Gender Gap

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides the facts and figures violated the equal opportunity and treatment based on gender in the U.S. Topics and materials included in this site are information about elections from 1997 to 2002, the upcoming 2004 election, the women representing in states’ Executive Legislative and Judicial branches, women in government, and women having served in and with the US military. Start by the front page of this site since it provides information about what is in this site and what we should pay attention to in each page. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Global Competence- Submit Student Work Now

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Recommended because EdSteps is an online library of student work K-12.  EdSteps has compiled a publication Education for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World which can be downloaded for free here and is encouraged for educators to use in their classrooms when incorporating global education.  Details and rubrics about student work submissions can be found by scrolling on this site. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Connections, Religious Militancy: PBS

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this is the online home to a family of sites created to help teachers, students, and the general public learn more about events around the world. Topics and materials included in this site are readings, lesson plans, links, timelines, and maps about religious militancy. Start by a lesson plan titled ‘Terrorism: What’s in a word?’ since it provides three parts of lesson activities, assessment and resources to teach the consequences of defining terrorism in certain ways and learn how different individuals and groups might use the term for political advantage.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/29/04.

Global Education (AU)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 6, 2012

Recommended because this website, although originally intended for Australian students, provides excellent resources and links for teaching global education.  Search Global Issues, Country Profiles (by region), Teaching tools, Support, Curriculum Links, and Global Projects Online.  One unique aspect to this site is the availability of case studies for Global Issues research.  This site would be appropriate for primary and secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Education: From Thought to Action. (1990).

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Recommended because it is an edited book with chapters on the context and practice of global education. Chapter titles include: (1) A Rationale for Global Education, (2) Schooling in America Today: Potential for Global Studies, (3) Global Education: A Conflict of Images, (4) Curriculum Considerations in Global Studies, (5) School Leadership and Global Education, (6) Teacher Development through Global Education, (7) Global Education Partnerships between Schools and Universities, (8) Global Education and the Community, and (9) Global Education as a Change Agent.

Citation: Tye, Kenneth A. (editor). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Available from Interdependence Press. http://www.interdependencepress.com ($14.95).

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Global Education: School-based Strategies. (1990).

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Recommended because it is an edited book that provides case study analyses on individual schools that participated in the Center for Human Interdependence’s study of the development of global perspectives with ‘what does it take to bring a global perspective to the curriculum of a school’ as its focus question.

Citation: Tye, Kenneth A. (editor). Orange, CA: Interdependence Press. http://www.interdependencepress.com ($14.95).

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Global Exchange

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because Global Exchange, as an international human rights organization created in 1989, discusses economic rights worldwide and human rights (especially the political, social and environmental justice). Topics and materials include current major problems of each issues and possible solutions regarding human rights. Issues include energy, fair trade, labor, rights to travel, etc. to name a few. Start by searching Programs and then Resources.  This website is appropriate for secondary students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Fund for Women (GFW)

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Recommended because Global Fund for Women advocates for and defends women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world. Topics and materials included in this site are information about their work, how to get involved, news and resources, and relevant links. I recommend you start with “GFW in the news” in “news and resources” since it offers a list of recent articles about women’s human rights issues and GFW’s work toward the issues by various news media. Start by “Raising Our Voices” in “GFW Publications” since it provides news about the Global Fund’s activities and women’s rights around the world. Be aware that this site presents some resources on women’s human rights issues for sale produced by GFW. Recommended for high school students. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/02/03.

Global Govenance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it focuses on the impact of international institutions and multilateral processes on global problems and issues. It would make an excellent resource for secondary teachers developing curriculum centered around global governance. This magazine was begun in 1995 and is directed toward scholars and policymakers who are interested in examining global governance. This magazine, published four times a year, is now on line. The subscription rates are $108 per year for institutions, $49 per year for individuals, and $28 per year for students. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Knight, Andy W., MacFarlane, Neil S., and Weiss, Thomas G. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

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Global Governance The Battle For Planetary Power

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Recommended because The author provides a hopeful outline to a democratic future. This book is authored by a senior fellow at the Trade Policy Institute. Her 171 page book is divided into five major sections: The International Institutions, The Global Economy, Corporate Politics, Citizen Action, and What Is Possible. She advocates global democracy based upon an international system which gives preference to public goods, provides food security, sustainable livelihoods, promotes cultural diversity and integrity, and provides for human health and happiness within a sustainable environment. Secondary school students could handle the reading level and concepts offered within this work. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Dawkins, Kristin. Seven Stories. ISBN:1583225803. July, 2003. $9.95.

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Global Governance The Quiet War Against American Independence

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Recommended because this video offers a scathing attack against the movement toward global governance. It presents the thesis that there is secret war which is endangering American sovereignty. The video is divided into three parts which purport to show that since the Clinton administration there has been a covert attempt by prominent Americans to place us under United Nations domination. This video represents the far Rights’ opposition to global governance. It is appropriate for grades 10-12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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Global IDP (Internally Displaced People) Project (Duke)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its effort to provide comprehensive information about internally displaced people. Topics and materials included in this site are database, publications, global overview, maps, relevant links, IDP news alert, and news room. Start by “global overview” since it provides brief overview of number of people moving within countries due to conflicts and a world map showing it. Be aware of the fact that information about IDP including profile summary, causes and background of displacement, and humanitarian access etc. will be available by country. It is also worth noting that this site offers journal magazine titled “foreign migration review” in Publications. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 11/22/03.

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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Global Sisterhood Network

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Recommended because of its effort to monitor electronic and print media for developments in agriculture, economics, employment, environment, health, law, militarism, politics, technology, trade and science which have a direct impact on the realities of women’s lives. Topics and materials included in this site are critical comments and news and journal articles on feminist projects and groups around the world, and current issues and comment. Start by “Current Issues and Comment” in the front page of this site since it presents information about recent publications, media, and conference news on women issues. Be aware of the fact that there is a list of associated groups and 22 projects on this site. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Global Studies: The Middle East

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Recommended because it addresses up-to-date issues in the Middle East with articles written from the viewpoint of modern Middle Eastern people. This is an annual edition therefore the topics are relevant to modern issues. Also, this compilation of writings is supported by on-line help. This book is best suited for high school students. Topics and materials include individual country reports with maps and current political topics, and articles written by people from the Arab World. There is an annotated table of contents with entries giving a brief overview of each of the articles. There is also a topic guide to the articles. Issues addressed in the eighth edition include colonialism, current leaders, democracy, education, equal rights, fundamentalism, history, Islamic law, minorities, origins, Palestine, etc. I recommend you start with the topic guide to articles. It lists a large number of primary resource articles by subject. Available for purchase from Dushkin at www.dushkin.com. Ninth edition released in May 2002. Reviewed byApril Lukacsko, 3/25/02. Start by trying the free online version of Using Annual Editions in the Classroom, a support text, go to http://www.dushkin.com/usingae/index.mhtml and click on the book. Be aware of this being a pdf file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Citation: William Spencer. Guilford, Connecticut: Dushkin-McGraw Hill. 246 pages. $20.94. (OSU)

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Global Village or Global Pillage?

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Recommended because this 27 minute video issues a scathing attack against sweatshops and corporate exploitation in the global market place. This video, which was released in 2000, is based upon the book Global Village Global Pillage written by Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello. The video is narrated by Ed Asner and features interviews with Charles Kernaghan, Thea Lee, Loretta Ross, Ralph Nader, and other prominent activists. The film is appropriate for grades 10-12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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Global Voices

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because Global Voices is an online community of bloggers around the world who are not part of the international mainstream media.  Representing “average” citizens around the world, Global Voices allows perspectives to be shared, encourages freedom of expression, and advocates for the protection of free speech rights. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

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).

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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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Go M.A.D! – 365 ways to Save the Planet

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Recommended because Go MAD! is full of fascinating facts, thought-provoking statistics and 365 practical tips to help you make a difference. Go Make A Difference! Recommended for K-12 students. If you care about the environment and aren’t sure how to make a positive difference, look no further. Reviewed by environ – for people, the environment and the future.

Citation: The Ecologist.

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Good Kurds, Bad Kurds (2000).

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Recommended because filmmaker and acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question: A war of national liberation or a war against terrorism? at the outset of this stirring, provocative film shot in part by legendary director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Medium Cool). It’s all in how you define “good” and “bad.” “Good Kurds” are those in Iraq: They’re Saddam Hussein’s victims, whom we want to help. “Bad Kurds” are those waging an armed insurrection against Turkey, an American ally: They’re at the receiving end of US weaponry. The film is recommended to discuss terrorism from multiple perspectives.
Reviewed by Arab Film Distribution.

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Governing Globalization: Power, Authority, and Global Governance

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Recommended because The chapters covering Governing Global Problems offer secondary teachers and students a wide variety of topics for study. This book contains 16 chapters. The chapters are divided into three general topics. They are Global Governance Complex, Governing Global Problems and Theories of Global Government. They include the global problems of pandemics, crime, intellectual property rights, maintaining peace and security and many others. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Held, David and McGrew, Anthony G. Cambridge University Press. October, 2002. ISBN:074562734X. $27.50.

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Great Decisions 2002 Teacher’s Guide.

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Recommended because the 2002 Great Decisions Teacher’s Guide is intended to help instructors better prepare students for their role as citizens of a globally interdependent world. The Teacher’s Guide is a supplement to the eight critical foreign policy topics in the 2002 Great Decisions Briefing Book and is intended for teachers of students from junior high school on up.
Reviewed by Foreign Policy Association.

Citation: Lewinski, Marcel. (2002)

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Green Teacher

Posted by: globaledadmin on Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recommended because Green Teacher publishes a magazine dedicated to helping educators incorporate environmental and global education in their classrooms.  This site also highlights webinars for educators, and resource books written for students of different ages K-12.  Start by browsing their free magazine online, then explore links to additional resources. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Greenpeace International

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its resources and work on environmental issues such as climate change, forests, oceans, nuclear energy, toxic wastes, trade and environment, and the effects of conflict.  Start by examining What we do and Multimedia  to get a sense of its resources through links to topics and to videos, webcams of Greenpeace ships and photo essays. Be aware  that Greenpeace is an advocacy organization with specific goals. Some visuals may not be appropriate for younger students. Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.

Health, Nutrition, and Population (Hawaii)

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Recommended because this site is a part of World Bank taking a comprehensive approach to population, linking population policies and programs to poverty reduction and human development agendas, particularly those that empower women. Topics and materials included in this site are documents about general health care issues, design and financing of health care service, nutrition, and population and reproductive health. Start by “population and reproductive health” since it provides some documents to discuss various relevant topics such as family planning, reproductive health, women’s health, safe motherhood, population and development, and population and reproductive health. Be aware of the fact that some of the documents are available in French and Spanish as well as English. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 11/27/03.

History Guy

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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.

 

Hopes on the Horizon. (2001). Directed by Wambu, Onyekachi. Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning. 115 minutes.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because as it is a film about Africas fight for freedom during the 1990s. It highlights successful protests and uprisings for human rights and democracy. The film is an excellent overview of the racial struggles and political unrest in Africa, capturing the feeling of both empowerment and frustration felt by its citizens. The film shows a struggle one country at time and how the citizens fought back against oppressive regimes and won many rights. The footage includes images of democratic protests in Benin and Nigeria, women fighting for personal autonomy in Morocco, a womens farm cooperative that revitalized the local economy in Mozambique, educational rights for the black majority in South Africa and the raw emotions and graphic images of death that occurred in the racial violence between the Hutus and Tutsis during Africas worst genocide in history, where over half a million people were murdered in Rwanda within 100 days. Please be aware that a discussion board about the videos is available on PBS, and the clips are also viewable on-line. Review from University of Washington Libraries.

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How Do You Say … in Creole?

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Recommended because it offers useful expressions and common phrases in English, French, and Haitian Creole.

Citation: Theodore, C. (1991). Gainesville, FL: University of Florida.

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How Much Is Enough?

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Recommended because one of the 6 programs of “How to Save the Earth.” Over-population and over-consumption contribute to serious environmental problems by encouraging over-development of pristine lands, contributing to pollution, and squandering our resources. In Mexico City, the world’s second largest city, Carmen Leyte offers family planning education in her community with the support of MEXFAM. In the US and Canada, where a child will consume 50 times more resources than a child in Mexico, Vicki Robin’s New Road Map Foundation encourages a less materialistic lifestyle. Reviewed by Bullfrog Films.

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Human Rights Education Associates

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because HREA is an international non-governmental organization that supports human rights learning with a wonderful database for human rights education. Topics and materials included in this site are divided into two categorie- Learning Center introduces learners a number of human rights courses, tutorials, and study guides covering issues such as The Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons, Protecting Human Rights in Europe, The Rights of Prisoners, Women’s Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Food and Water, History of Human Rights.  The second category- Resource Center provides teachers with supporting materials such as curriculum, lesson plans, teacher’s guide, and manuals from primary level students to higher education. There is also a distance learning component as well as interactive tutorials. Be aware of the fact that all of the materials are available on-line and free of charge, and this site is useful for secondary and college level students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Human Rights Education- Amnesty International

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Recommended because it is an organization guided by Amnesty International and facilitates teaching human rights and supports teachers of K-16, as well as educators working in non-formal settings such as community associations and cultural forums. Topics and materials included in this site are summary of several useful teaching guides and seven lesson plans about death penalty, refugee, slavery, rights to marry, freedom of religion, etc. Each of the lessons includes materials, teaching procedures, activities, homework, and relevant resources. Be aware of other information about human rights issues such as prisoners, gay and lesbian, religion as well as reports, news, and maps of some countries. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Human Rights for Children: A Curriculum for Teaching Human Rights to Children Ages 3-12.

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Recommended because this resource is structured around ten fundamental principles derived from the 1959 UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child. Each principle is presented with a teaching strategy that interprets it for classroom use and a series of activities that give life and meaning to the strategy. These creative activities include a variety of subject areas (geography, mathematics, language arts, social studies, art, music, and physical education) and are divided into three different developmental levels: preschool, primary, and upper-elementary. Following each section is a useful annotated bibliography of additional resources. Be aware of the fact that this title is not currently available for purchase. Review from University of Minnesota.

Citation: Hatch, V., et al. (1992). Alameda: Hunter House Inc. $10.95.

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Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives. A Quest for Consensus.

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Recommended because it contains excellent case studies that examine the coexistence and clashes of different cultures as they impinge on human rights issues, as well as thoughtful critiques of philosophical position. The contributors have done an outstanding job of illuminating complex problems, offering thoroughly researched, probing analyses and expositions that are both well-written and extensively documented. This is a work that can be recommended highly, both to those pursuing the study of cross-cultural validity of rights and to persons with more general interests. Teachers can order this book from www.amazon.com.
Review from Human Rights Quarterly.

Citation: An-Na’im A. A. (Ed.) (1995). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. $19.95.

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Human Rights Library (Minnesota)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because University of Minnesota Human Rights Library serves as an on-line human rights education database. Links found in this library are related to human rights, including organizations, web sites, documents and publications, as well as regional development of human rights and special topics of interest such as business and human rights, internet/computer and human rights, religious freedom and human rights. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Hunger in the World

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Recommended because Hunger in the World is a lesson plan organized by the Utah Education Network which contains activities (including role-playing and group activities), information, , games, references, and handouts for teaching about hunger in the world.  While this lesson plan is ideal for secondary students, it can be easily adapted for elementary students.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Hunger Notes

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Recommended because Hunger Notes highlights hunger issues around the globe.  The information on this site contains current statistics, activist opportunities, and multimedia.  Start with the Global link for World Hunger Facts, Additional Web Links, and World Child Hunger Facts.  Be aware there are images on this website which would be inappropriate for elementary and secondary students.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Hungry for Profit. (1984). Richter, R.

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Recommended because this documentary, filmed in 8 countries, shows how agribusiness has created large, mechanized plantations out of small, peasant farms which grow profitable export crops despite local food needs. Tells how this situation actually increases the amount of hunger for some residents of Third World countries. Reviewed by The Media Resources Center of the UC Berkeley Library.

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ICT Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides information about international terrorist organizations. Start by ‘International Terrorism’ since it presents overview information about terrorist organizations, terror attack, state-sponsored terrorism, financing terrorism, and non-conventional terrorism. Be aware of the fact that this site also provides articles about Arab-Israeli conflict, counter-terrorism, financing terrorism, international terrorism, non-conventional terrorism, state-sponsored terrorism, terrorism and criminal activity, and terrorist organizations.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/28/04.

In the Name of the Buddha

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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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Indonesia: Islands on Fire. (1996). Directed by maria Luisa Mendonca & medea Benjamin. 25 minutes. $25.00.

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Recommended because this gripping video documents appalling human rights abuses in Indonesia and East Timor. It highlights the courageous efforts of the opposition movement to bring democratic change to Indonesia and East Timor. The documentary also exposes how US companies–in particular Nike corporation — exploit Indonesian labor. Scenes inside the factory and inside a typical factory worker’s hovel are contrasted with towering skyscrapers and multinational businesses. The video is an excellent educational tool to inform and mobilize the public around the need to change US labor practices overseas. Please be aware that this video is available in English, Bahasa Indonesian, and Portuguese, with subtitles.
Review and available from http://store.globalexchange.org/resources.html

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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this web site deals primarily with global agriculture equity issues, but has expanded its efforts into the sustainability and ecosystem fields. Start with Issues to locate  a selection of articles and documents about Global Issues- to include Agriculture, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Food, Globalization, Health, Justice, Markets, and Rural Development .  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 Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

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Recommended because ICRW attempts to improve the lives of women in poverty, advance women’s equality and human rights, and contribute to the broader economic and social well-being. Topics and materials included in this site are links to current research, related publications, and related resources of various women issues: poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, social change, adolescence, and policy & advocacy. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

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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 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.

International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

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Recommended because because although the IFG presents a slightly slanted focus in favor eliminating capitolist ideals which promote globalization, it does contain information pertaining to environmental activism around the world.  Start with Climate Resources and IFG Programs. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Institute for Sustainable Development

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Recommended because  The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s goal is to promote sustainable development throughout the world, to include economic, environmental, equality, technology, and peaceful initiatives.  Start with the “Our Knowledge” tab on the main menu bar for topic themes and initiatives.  From here, you can find publications and research on each topic.  This site is appropriate for secondary and post-secondary students.  Reviewed 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.

International Organizations: Perspectives on Governance in the Tweny-First Century

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Recommended because the book assumes that the reader knows virtually little about international relations and international organizations. It contains 12 case studies ranging from the Persian Gulf Crisis to the Mexico Peso Crisis. Each issue is offers four different perspectives for each case. The attempt is to apply theory to practice. The author applies realism, liberalism, marxism, and feminism to each case. It challenges students to think critically and to compare and contrast their own beliefs and assumptions. This 328 page book was designed for college classes. However, it is quite appropriate for secondary students and teachers. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Pease, Kelly-Kate. Second edition. Prentice Hall. September, 2002. ISBN:0-13-04527-3. $62.

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International Women’s Day

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its effort to promote international women’s day on March 8 and offer an interdisciplinary teacher guide to teach this day. The information and activities in this site are for students 11-16 years of age. Topics and materials included in this site are lesson activities to teach international women’s day and women issues, a teacher guide, and relevant links. Start by “Teacher Guide” since it provides information about how this site can be used and on-line relevant resources. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Isle of Flowers. Furtado, J. (1990).

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Recommended because this award-winning film depicts the human disaster of poverty brilliantly. From Brazil, this is a hilarious but ultimately devastating film about values, the food chain, and the human condition on a real life Brazilian island where pigs eat first, and the people are fed what the pigs leave over. Reviewed by First Run/Icarus Films.

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KIDS ENDING HUNGER: What Can We Do? A Get-Into Action Book for Kids and Their Parents and Teachers.

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Recommended because as this appealing book on a grim subject (co-written by mom Tracy with her pre-teen daughter, Sage, at Sage’s instigation) uses stories, drawings, maps, and straightforward narrative to inform, inspire, and move young readers away from guilt and indifference toward positive ways to attack a very serious problem, 40,000 children die each day from hunger worldwide. Giving 50 practical ways to fight hunger, the book includes lists of resources and audiovisual materials, a bibliography, and a glossary. This book is suitable for students from Grades 4-9. Reviewed from Center for World Education, University of Vermont.

Citation: Howard, T. A. & Howard, S. A. (1992). Andrews and McMeel Publishing. $2.25.

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Kisetsu (2000)

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Recommended because Kisetsu is a four-volume series of Japanese-language textbooks for junior high and high school students. It aims to help students become not only successful communication in Japanese but also self-directed learners, skillful problem-solvers, and cooperative and productive participants in the global community. It is compatible with the National Standards; the table of contents indicates which five goals of foreign language education — Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities are incorporated. Cultural topics to promote cross-cultural understanding are enhanced with hundreds of color photos. This review was originally written by the Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Citation: Tsuda, Kazuo., & Shimano, Masatoshi. Kisetsu Educational Group Haruichiban: The Way to Successful Japan (volume 1) $44.50

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Language, Minorities, and Human Right.

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Recommended because it explores language and human rights issues, including language discrimination in international law, ethnicity and race as proxies for language discrimination, the nature of language issues and their importance in human rights, and indigenous peoples and language. The author discusses the connection between language and human rights because language is usually difficult for individuals to change and it usually marks the community to which an individual belongs, language becomes a signaling point like race or religion, identifying those who are different and therefore potential targets for discrimination. This book is available from www.amazon.com.
Review from Human Rights: A Reference Handbook

Citation: De Varennes, F. (1996). Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. $192.50.

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LANIC

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because LANIC stands for the Latin American Network Information Center, and is an incredible clearinghouse of information. The maps page supplies regional overviews and country maps. This is a VERY large site, however its alphabetized listing make it easy to use. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza del Mayo. (1986) Directed by Lourdes Portillo. 64 minutes. $200

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Recommended because it is a well-known and academy awarded and nominated documentary. It is about the Argentinean mothers movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 disappeared sons and daughters remains as extraordinarily powerful as when it was first released. As well as giving an understanding of Argentinean history in the 70s and 80s, Las Madres shows the empowerment of women in a society where women are expected to be silent. Las Madres provides a banner of hope in the international struggle for human rights. This film may be ordered from http://www.lourdesportillo.com.

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Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End. (1998).

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Recommended because it examines the historical and educational legacy of imperialism/colonialism. The author explores how the enduring geographic, racial, and cultural categories created by European colonialists continue to ‘divide the world’ into black and white, east and west, and primitive and civilized.

Citation: Willinsky, John. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

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Lessons for Hope

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this is a wonderful web site which contains a series of lessons designed to help students develop an appreciation for the human community, animals, and the environment. The lessons are hands-on lessons developed from Jane Goodall’s life experiences. This site also contains a teacher’s guide to accompany each of the lessons. The site has a section which explains the “roots & shoots” program which Jane Goodall designed for students interested in community service. Be aware of the fact that although the lessons and program are designed for high school students, the site is applicable to grades 6-12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

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

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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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