The Zimmermann Telegram
This is lesson plan aims to help students understand the causes of World War I and why the U.S. intervened. In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt, offering U.S. territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause. This telegram helped draw the United States into the war.
Sleeping Beauty: Awakening the American Dream
Americans today may be perplexed and confused about the way America is perceived in the world. They may feel like Josef K in Kafka's 'The Trial': "Someone must have laid false accusations against Josef K because one morning he was arrested without having done anything wrong." Accusations against America have spread into a global phenomenon, crossing boarders, classes, religions, and generations. A Pew Trust research poll in 2005 concluded that anti-Americanism is deeper and broader than at any t
China - EU Relations in a Changing New World
The world today is undergoing tremendous development, changes and adjustments. The international community is facing increasing opportunities and challenges. The present international system and structure are not able to cope with this new situation fully and effectively, and reform is the general demand of the world people at large. Both China and UK are global actors of significant importance. How the two countries should behave in handling the situation? It is a fact that China and UK are dif
Imagination, Creativity And Entrepreneurship
This is a course about the courage to create, and to risk making mistakes in the quest for ideas that lead to a true innovation of a product, service or process. Creativity is the central focus, which might be defined as "the application of a person's mental ability and curiosity to discover something new. The act of relating previously unrelated things." More specifically, we are concerned with capitalist creativity, which means that solutions must be generated that are profitable and reflect b
The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon: Human Security And The New Rules Of War And Peace.
A panel of speakers explore an idea for stabilising the dangerous neighbourhoods of the world through the implementation of human security ideas. The event celebrates the publication of The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace written by Shannon D Beebe and Professor Mary Kaldor, published by Perseus Books.
Entrepreneurship and Digital Commerce
We are in the midst of a revolution in technology that is transforming significant segments of our economy and our society. The Internet, the World Wide Web, fiber optics, Internet telephony, MP3 compression, digital interactive television, wireless communications, streaming media and a host of other digital technologies are creating many opportunities to establish viable, sustainable new ventures. But as the rise and fall of the dot.com phenomenon has demonstrated there are some huge potholes i
What's the Impact? Research and Tourism in Antarctica
Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth and one of the most fragile ecosystems on the planet. Despite the presence of glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, limited sunlight and fiercely cold temperatures, Antarctica still contains an abundance of resources, both living and non-living. These resources attract the attention of an increasing number of researchers and tourists from all over the world. How does their presence affect this land and its resources? In this lesson students will: Explore the
Reporting America at War
These learning materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate them, and, most importantly, encourage critical thinking in the classroom. These educational activities in this section will provide high school social studies, media education and language arts teachers, as well as college journalism and communication educators with extensive lesson plans, resource materials, and discussion questions to introduce students to the world of war correspondence. Reporting
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
Off the Map - Strangers from other Worlds.
This activity focuses on the kind of worlds some visionary artists envision. Using the Off the Map Web site as a starting point, students are asked to create a new planet or world and include descriptions of the creatures and beings who live there. How do they live? How do they get along? What are their cities like? How are they different from human beings? What do they look like? Students will also evaluate the potential successes and predict the possible failures of their imagined society and
Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers an exciting glimpse into the field of microbiology. Meet scientists from around the world investigating the microbial world in diverse locations, from a termite's stomach to a hospital operating room to an African village, and even outer space. These programs - including The Tree of Life, Keepers of the Biosphere, Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies, and Creators of the Future - increase the microbial literacy of stud
Dear Me - Remembering the Life Lessons of 9/11 on Its Fifth Anniversary
In this lesson, students will go on a "Memorializing 9/11" gallery walk and then write a letter to themselves that will be sent to them in one year about the lessons they have learned from catastrophic life and world events.
The Millennium Report: Briefing Papers for Students
The United Nations CyberSchoolBus is proud to present, especially for students, the Briefing papers from We the Peoples: the role of the United Nations in the 21st century. Based on the Secretary-General's Millennium Report, each Briefing paper is a dossier of information about a current world issue and the UN's involvement with it. There are nineteen issues, arranged in six sections: an overview, progress that's already been made, a specific focus, the next steps to be made, student activities
The on-line game aims at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. Children will learn playing how the location and the construction materials of houses can make a difference when disasters strike and how early warning systems, evacuation plans and education can save lives. Children are the future architects, mayors, doctors, and parents of the world of tomorrow, if they know what to do to reduce the impact of disasters, they will create a safer world. Each scen
From the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency, Food Force is a free educational video game telling the story of a hunger crisis on the fictitious island of Sheylan. Comprised of 6 mini-games or "missions", the game takes young players from an initial crisis assessment through to delivery and distribution of food aid, with each sequential mission addressing a particular aspect of this challenging process.
Feeding Minds Fighting Hunger Curriculum
Feeding Minds Fighting Hunger is designed to help equip and encourage teachers, students and young people all over the world to actively participate in creating a world free from hunger. You will find lesson modules for teachers, resources and activities for young people and an interactive forum for exchanging information and experiences around the world. Armed with knowledge and motivated to take action, we can all play an important role in ending hunger. Join us in making hunger history.
In this second episode, we mark the end of a world famous shipyard, find out why a wiki should be sending us wild, hear from 'the nation's favourite agony aunt' and ask...what are you doing on Friday night?
We hear about a major new exhibition of 60's pop icons and ask who is shaping today's pop culture. The Great North Museum's Len Pole tells us about objects from their World Cultures Gallery, and ceramic artist Barnaby Barford tells us about his unique style of work and his take on contemporary society.
The Gallery's American Collection Online
This site features American paintings from the late 1700s-1900s. Included are works by John Copley, Henry Tanner, John Sargent, James Whistler, Gilbert Stuart, and more. Much art of the American colonial period consisted of portraits, as settlers sought to establish their identities in a new world. After the new nation achieved its independence, landscapes and scenes of native flora, fauna, and folk customs began to express its unique qualities and illustrate its untapped resources.
Greco-Roman Origin Myths
Mythology is a powerful vehicle for teaching students about symbols and the ways people have sought to explain their relationships to nature and to each other. Teachers can use this lesson to introduce or examine the role of myths in explaining human customs, mysteries about nature, or the reasons why things exist in the world. Students will discuss works of art that illustrate ancient Greco-Roman myths and various symbols used in them. So students do not judge the "truthfulness" of another cult