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Who Pays the Price When a Sea Disappears?
Middle schoolers prepare statements that specific groups of people might make about the evaporation in the Aral Sea region. They research the Aral Sea and take notes on how specific groups of people are affected by the sea's retreat. Students draw pictures comparing the Aral Sea in 1973 and 1999, using satellite images as references.
What's Happening in Darfur?
Middle schoolers may have heard about the crisis in Sudan on the news; this instructional activity offers them both background and current information (as of August 2004) about the situation there.
US Latin American Policy and Changing Relations with Cuba
High schoolers examine the relationship between the United States and Cuba since the end of World War II. They discover the origins of McCarthyism and how the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis altered their relationship. They examine the issue of immigration of Latin Americans to the United States as well.
Civil Rights Leaders
Tenth graders investigate three American leaders from the Civil Rights Movement while they examine the early 1960's and the topic of racial equality. They listen to music from the era, read speeches, and look at images of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and John F. Kennedy. Finally, they write and share paragraphs that describe the final moments of each of the three men's lives.
Top Secret Revealed
Students analyze the relevance of newly-uncovered, revealing C.I.A. document from the 1950's to people today. They explore the details and impact of a secret history of the C.I.A. in Iran by reading and discussing "How a Plot Convulsed Iran in '53." Students examine and analyze, in small groups, related articles in a similar fashion to that done in class with the featured article.