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Chinese Cultural Revolution WebQuest

Description: Even those who actually lived through a particular historical period will have different perspectives of what it meant - for them, for others like them, for those who were different to them and for their society as a whole. Each member of your team will become an expert in one individual/family's experience during this time in Chinese history. Then you'll have to come back together to answer a question that gets to the heart of "what's the truth and who says so?'' How did Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution affect the lives of ordinary Chinese - at home and abroad? Standard 10.9.4

Author: Helen Hall, Virtual Schooling Service, Queensland, Australia

Lesson ID: 212

Columbia Free Trade Agreement

Description: View a 6-minute C-SPAN video clip of U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab speaking with Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press Chief economics writer and Greg Hitt, Wall Street Journal staff reporter about President Bush’s legacy on trade. Discuss or respond in writing to the issues presented in the Questions for Discussion. Standards 10.11, 12e.2.7, and 12e.6.1

Author: C-SPAN Classroom

Lesson ID: 521

Daily Life in the Middle East

Description: This lesson asks students to focus on the people of Iraq. They will think critically about what the media delivers, why it focuses so heavily on war coverage, and how this may contribute to skewed views of Iraq and its people. Students will explore Iraq's rich cultural history and read online articles or print publications about daily life in Iraq. Finally, in small groups, they will study further one aspect of daily life in Iraq (or another country in the Middle East) and create presentations for the rest of the class. Standards 10.10.1, 10.10.2 and 11.9.6


Lesson ID: 284

Deep in the Bush, Where People Rarely Go

Description: Former Peace Corps volunteer in west Africa, Phillip Martin has found that t is hard to get rid of preconceived stereotypes about Africa It was just as surprising to my friends in America that I saw no lions in West Africa as it was to my Liberian friends that I'd never seen a policeman shoot a criminal on the streets of America. These kinds of misconceptions can be clarified with the activities in this lesson which draw from West African folk tales. This lesson has multiple activities that address the curriculum for several grades and appeal to a wide grade range of students. Standards 7.4.5, 10.4.1, 10.10.1, 10.10.2, and 10.10.3

Author: Phillip Martin, International School

Lesson ID: 304

Defining Terrorism and Selecting the Right Response Policy

Description: What is a terrorist? Explore the debate over legitimate and illegitimate uses of force and the distinction between terrorists and freedom fighters. Then examine a framework for analyzing political violence and terrorism, apply this framework to historical and contemporary case studies, and develop a working definition of terrorism. With this definition in mind, role-play four policy options and then write an essay expressing your views. Standard 10.10.1, 10.10.2, and 11.9.6

Author: Choices for the 21st Century, Jim Lehrer News Hour

Lesson ID: 305

Diego Rivera: Art as Universal Language

Description: Explore Diego Rivera's murals and the social messages that they conveyed. Discuss how the images in Rivera's murals relate to what was happening in Mexico and the United States during this time period and the relations between the two countries. Standards 10.4 all, 10.9.3, 10.10 all, Government 12.9.6


Lesson ID: 315

Digital Divide

Description: The revolution in computers and telecommunications networks and the accelerated rate of this change, along with the global explosion in knowledge, are creating unprecedented changes in the flow of trade, finance, and information in and among nations. New jobs, an explosion in entrepreneurship, access to education, new modes of community building, ease of access to global markets-all of these things, and many more, are dividends of this revolution in information technology. Yet the fruits of the Information Age are out of reach for many in both developed and developing nations. This gap, the "digital divide", threatens to cut off populations from good jobs and the chance to participate in the affairs of the broader society. Explore the global causes and consequences of this inequity through a series of 10 interactive lessons. Standard 10.11 and 12.6.3 economics

Author: International Faculty Council, University of Washington

Lesson ID: 316

Diplomatic Field of Dreams: Investigating U.S.- Cuba Relations and Policy Changes

Description: Explore past U.S.-Cuban relations, by researching various key events and people in the past century and creating a class timeline, in order to evaluate recently-eased restrictions in policy on Cuba and the potential exhibition baseball games between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban national team. Standards 10.9.3, 11.9.3, Economics 12.6.3

Author: Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network, Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 317

Eco-Challenges in Africa

Description: Address two of the more pressing issues confronting continental Africa -- the related concerns of growing desertification and the scarcity of clean water. Examine these issues within the context of Africa's development and the environmental, economic, and personal impact they have upon the African people. Explore a variety of Internet resources, learn about Africa's geography and natural resources, read and respond to African art and literature, and write and produce a documentary-style news broadcast report. This lesson supports the PBS Series on Africa. Standard 10.10.1

Author: , PBS Africa Series

Lesson ID: 337

Exploring Islamic Lands

Description: Explore what it's like to be a teenager living today in an Islamic country in the Middle East. Begin by gaining background information about the religion and the region from which it sprang by using the PBS series ISLAM: EMPIRE OF FAITH and other resources. Gain historical understanding, choose a particular modern day Middle Eastern country to explore in depth using resources such as the Library of Congress website and E-pals. In the end, you will create a personal narrative of what it's like to live in that country. Standard 10.10 all.

Author: Richard and Sharon Freedman, Thirteen Online

Lesson ID: 380

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