Modules for Increasing Understanding of Issues That Shape Today’s World
World101, a program of the Council on Foreign Relations, offers a growing library of free multimedia resources that explain international affairs and foreign policy issues, helping students understand the basics of these topics, including why they matter and how they are relevant. Under Global Era Issues, educators will find ten modules that explore Globalism, Terrorism, Nuclear Proliferation, Climate Change, Migration, Cyberspace and Cybersecurity, Global Health, Trade, Monetary Policy and Currencies, and Development. Regions of the World presents six modules covering the Americas, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South & Central Asia, and East Asia & the Pacific. From essays and discussion questions to glossaries and up-to-date reading lists, World101 provides comprehensive teaching resources for each module.
The LBJ Presidential Library provides freely downloadable curriculum resources for addressing the issues during Lyndon Johnson’s presidency. In the collection, teachers will find activities and accompanying primary source materials on civil rights, voting rights, elections, presidential powers, and more.
Anyone who loves Shakespeare’s plays and poems can join the Shakespeare 2020 Project and read all of the Bard’s works or revisit an old favorite throughout the year. The project’s website will have videos, posts, artwork, and more to explore with each work.
Students in grades 7–12 are invited to join The National WWII Museum for a freecross-country virtual expedition on February 4, 2020, to discover the science, sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb. Two live webcast sessions are available: Session 1, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (CT) and Session 2, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CT).