Students will (1) discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using social media and other forms of communication to bolster a movement and (2) create and present a text that promotes an issue.
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This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...
Students will integrate information from multiple news sources in order to explore gender inequality issues around the world.
Students will be able to identify the push and pull factors of Chinese migrant workers, analyze their living conditions in Beijing.
Students will identify the discriminatory nature of Russia’s Anti-Propaganda Law, analyze ways it violates Russian citizens’ constitutional rights, and propose solutions.
India's midday meal program is the largest free lunch school program in the world. Through animation, radio reports and articles, students discover the successes and failures of the program.
In this lesson, students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.
Students will learn about the state of health care in developing nations, and to draw conclusions about effective health care from their successes and failures.
Students will develop a foreign policy proposal regarding fragile states, which they will plan to submit to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
This lesson uses reporting by Tracey Eaton and Rachel Southmayd to support student understanding around the state of relations between the US and Cuba.
The following land rights lesson plan focuses on how journalist Chris Arsenault used different mediums to emphasize different points while reporting on land rights in Mali.
Students identify how contrasting arguments are presented in articles about native Amazonian populations in Peru. Students will also reflect on a country's responsibility to its native communities.