After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.
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An extension of "Seeking Asylum: Women and Children Migrating Across Borders", this lesson provides suggestions for student research, reporting, arts activities, and community service.
Use Tomas van Houtryve's photographs to help students understand the role that context plays in grasping the meaning behind photographs.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Following a presentation by a journalist, students write an opinion piece suitable for a blog, newspaper, or magazine.
Students learn about the fragmentation of religious authority in Middle Eastern countries. They then create polls to assess their peers’ understanding of Islamic terrorist recruitment strategies.
This lesson is to prepare students for an event featuring Secretary Madeleine Albright and Steven Hadley around the Atlantic Council's Middle East Strategy Task Force report.
Students learn about asylum seekers and the boundaries between refugees and migrants. They explore how current refugee and migration policies impact women and children.
This unit plan, designed for high school freshmen, analyzes the Arab Spring in the context of the French and Haitian revolutions.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
Students explore the relationship between politics and economics in the Democratic Republic of Congo and create concept maps to visualize the connections impacting the country.