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Simulation on Northern Ireland: One Step at a Time - The Derry March and Prospects for Peace

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Where does tradition fit in a divided community with violence on both sides? Scholars learn about the marches in Northern Ireland and the many issues surrounding them. They take on roles in the community and try to convince others of...
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A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Road to Peace introduces learners to the concept of transitional justice, a process where nations examine the causes of conflict, identify abuses, and use this information to develop a plan to transition to a society that upholds...
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The Metamorphosis

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something be true even if it didn't happen? Invite your classes to investigate the truths found in the world of magical realism as they analyze short stories, poems, informational texts, video, and art from this genre.
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Nativism and Myths about Immigrants

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Where do anti-immigrants myths come from, and how can they be refuted? Learners critically analyze media reports and how to identify reliable sources. After studying a timeline that details the history of US nativism, groups research the...
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EarthViewer

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Can you imagine Washington DC and London as close neighbors occupying the same continent? Learners will be fascinated as they step back in time and discover the evolution of the earth's continents and oceans from 4.5 billion years ago to...
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5 Broken Cameras: How Storytellers Shape the Story

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
5 Broken Cameras, the award-winning documentary nominated for a 2013 Academy Award and winner of the Sundance 2012 Directors Award is the focus of a resource packet that includes a lesson plan, discussion guide, reading lists, background...
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Eugenics Worksheet

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students become familiar with the vocabulary associated with treatment of disabilities. In this Eugenics lesson, students complete a worksheet on Eugenics and discuss the treatment of people with disabilities in the past and present.
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Inventive Women - Part 1

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While a woman didn't invent the parasol, three women received patents for their improvements to the original design of umbrellas. In the first of a two-part series on inventive women, class members investigate the patent system to...
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Inventive Women - Part 2

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Declaration of Independence was published in 1776. The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, modeled after the Declaration of Independence, was drafted and read by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848....
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Geography Now! Jamaica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Jamaica is iconic, thanks to Bob Marley and its gorgeous beaches. A video resource uncovers some of its lesser-known natural treasures, such as the Blue Lagoon, as well as its colonial history. Learners also discuss the importance...
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Vector Selector

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
How do genetic engineers determine which vector to use? Scholars research different vectors and their advantages and disadvantages in part six of six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage module. Then, in small groups, they determine...
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Geography Now! Bulgaria

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Harry Potter fans may recognize Bulgaria as the home of Victor Krum, but the Balkan country is so much more. A video resource explores its bats, caves, and nutritious yogurt. After learning about the former Eastern bloc country, pupils...
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Geography Now! Nepal

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Without a doubt, the mountainous country of Nepal is best known for Mt. Everest. As seen in a video resource, the mountainous country is also home to more than 120 ethno-linguistic people groups and is considered the birthplace of...
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Geography Now! Namibia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Namibia is an example of the cultural blend that sometimes happens as a legacy of colonialism. The African nation is home to four major people groups, including the one that speaks the language used in the Black Panther movie. A video...
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Geography Now! New Zealand (Aotearoa)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
New Zealand is a country of natural wonders, and many blockbuster movies use it as an eye-catching setting. It's also one of the last areas of the world to be populated by humans, starting with the Maori peoples sometime in the 1200s....
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Geography Now! Nauru

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Nauru is the smallest country in Oceania and is one of the least-visited countries in the world. Its 12-mile perimeter surrounds only about 11,300 people. While it once was home to phosphate mines as a result of the guano deposits on the...
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Geography Now! Mozambique

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Mozambique may be one of the best beach countries no one considers. Its rich biodiversity and geography have made it home to a low-volume, but high-quality luxury tourist industry.  However, a video resource shows how it is still...
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Geography Now! Montenegro

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Montenegro has a laid-back reputation. However, as seen an insightful video resource, its history includes fierce fighting against waves of invaders throughout the centuries. With more Italian influence than other Balkan countries, it's...
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Geography Now! Mongolia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The country of Mongolia brings to mind its epic past, including the famous Genghis Kahn. As seen in the video resource, the central Asian nation is still home to a nomadic culture, as about a third of its people live like the Mongols...
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Geography Now! Micronesia (Federated States)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Federated State of Micronesia may cover 217 square miles, but the country's landmass only covers a fraction of that. The 600 islands are home to a diverse indigenous culture, and the marks of colonialism, including English and...
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Geography Now! Marshall Islands

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Marshall Islands are best known as the site of the United States' largest atmospheric nuclear test. However, the country—composed of atoll islands—has its own culture and history apart from the Americans'. A video resource highlights...
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Geography Now! Eswatini

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's know as Swaziland no more—welcome, Estwatini! The African nation, while home to stunning geographical diversity, is one of the continent's smallest. It also has its challenges, with roughly a quarter of the adult population infected...
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Geography Now! Malaysia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Malaysia's geography makes it both beautiful and sheltered from the natural disasters that plague other southeast Asian neighbors. It's home to a booming economy and is a large exporter of electronics. A video resource showcases the...
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Geography Now! Madagascar

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Madagascar may have infiltrated the popular culture with a recent cartoon movie, but its roots are ancient. The island country is populated with a mix of southeast Asian and African peoples. A video resource profiles the lush and diverse...