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Global / International Studies

  • The United Nations' CyberSchoolBus- A great link to global/international studies with access to educational curricula.
  • Voices of Youth - UNICEF's online forum invites young people to learn about and express their views on today's global issues of development, peace and justice. Includes resources for educators.
  •  Choices for the 21st Century Education Project- "Choices" is a nonprofit program at Brown University that develops supplementary curriculum units on current and historical international issues. The Choices approach challenges students to link history to current events, evaluate multiple perspectives, weight conflicting values and priorities, and grapple with policy tradeoffs. They seek to engage students in informed debate and to develop vital citizenship skills.
  • Paul Ehlich and The Population Bomb - This PBS site is based on the best-selling book published in 1968, and the recent PBS broadcast of the same name. Paul Ehrlich and The Population Bomb looks at the ideas of one scientist whose theories link overpopulation to a broad range of global problems. The Teacher Tools link has a few well developed lesson plan materials. Another excellent application from PBS Online.
  • The US INSTITUTE OF PEACE web pages contain information regarding conflict resolution, negotiation theory, and specific resources.
  • The A-Bomb WWW Museum, located in Hiroshima, Japan, serves as a tool for teaching peace and nuclear weapons issues. It contains some excellent source materials including: descriptions of the atomic bombs used on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, photos, interviews with atomic bomb survivors, interviews and opinion survey results of the citizens, a message from the Mayor of Hiroshima and other general material on nuclear weapons. Be sure to check "Related Materials" for other Hiroshima links.
  • Amnesty International Web site will provide city chapters plus offers the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, the organizations goals and activities, and membership information.
  •  THINK GLOBAL -provides a social studies curriculum that focuses on the changing nature of global conflict. More than thirty international disputes are listed on the web site, and students are encouraged to file Conflict Reports about each one. In addition to developing an interactive curriculum and web site, THINK GLOBAL provides links to schools around the world so that students can share their ideas for thinking globally and acting locally.
  • Refugee database of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  •  Future Culture- An eye-catching site which introduces students to the diverse cultures of the world. Provides a number of search engines to explore the Web, numerous links to countries of the world, letters from Peace Corps members abroad, and selections of music to which to listen. The "culture quiz" it provides to its visitors could be a little more interactive and less traditional, but overall a nice site to visit. It has the potential to be more educationally focused. A good site to use.

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