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.
Part of the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University, the Declaration Resources Project supports teaching and learning about, and ongoing engagement with, the Declaration of Independence. One of the resources in development is Portrait of a Tyrant, a six-episode adventure game for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence, its historical context and contemporary relevance.
Could there be ghosts trapped in the basement of the SmithsonianNational Museum of American History? With the sudden and curious departure of her last intern, Museum Curator Isabella Wagner needs students’ help solving a mystery dating back to the Civil War.
September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787when, at the end of a long, hot summer of discussion, debate, and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document.