Classroom Subjects

Social Studies

Cambodia: Of Vice and Men

French attorney Jacques Vergès has devoted a long career to defending terrorists, dictators and mass murderers. He has consistently challenged the wider social order judging his defendants. Critics call him a devil's advocate, and a scandalously immoral publicity seeker.

Stéphanie Giry found a more complex reality as...

Alaska

Reporter Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Jeffrey Barbee spent 10 days on the Juneau Icefield following a research team led by veteran glaciologist Maynard Miller. Miller's half-century commitment to research and teaching on the icefield has given him a rare first-hand perspective on climate change. He has watched the Juneau...

Congo's Conflict: Profit and Loss

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo have resulted in millions of Congolese lives lost, while benefiting the trade of small arms and valuable minerals like coltan.

Zimbabwe: Human Conflict/Environmental Consequences

In Zimbabwe, growing political and economic instability has put unprecedented pressure on the country's environment. Deforestation, poaching and unsustainable resource exploitation are destroying what was once among the best-managed park systems in Africa. As a result, people who depend on the country's natural resources - either for day- to-day...

Asia's Quiet Revolution

Tyler Marshall reports on the prodigious spread of China's geopolitical influence across southeast Asia and the western Pacific, often in territories long noted as American allies.

Triple Frontier Project

In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....

Rwanda: Human Conflict / Environmental Consequences

Reporter Stephanie Hanes and photographer Jeffrey Barbee traveled around Rwanda to look at the lasting impact of choices made about the environment during conflict. The Rwandan genocide of 1994 left an estimated 800,000 people dead, and helped destabilized central Africa. In the face of this human catastrophe, few people...

Another Darfur

As the world watches Darfur to the West, government harassments in East Sudan have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Like their counterparts in Darfur, eastern rebels complain that successive governments in Khartoum have left their region under-developed, whilst exploiting its natural resources.

East Sudan is...

Our Choice Too: On the Edge in Darfur

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center executive director, traveled to Sudan in early 2006 to investigate the effectiveness of the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

Can Iran and the U.S. Negotiate?

Students will analyze both sides of the mistrust between Iran and the US and will create their own informed opinions of the nuclear negotiations.

Analyzing How the Press Depicts Islam

Students will expand their understanding of Islam by comparing press coverage to what Muslims in the Middle East are doing to try to prevent the world from misunderstanding what most Muslims believe.

Libya After Liberation

Students will debate what policy Italy should implement when dealing with the migrants from Libya after their role in overthrowing Gaddafi.

Beyond 7 Billion

Students will analyze the choices for girls in Bangladesh and discuss whether working in the garment industry really does allow women to find more freedom.

Cash Transfer Programs in Malawi

Students will come to their own informed conclusion as to whether cash payments to those living in poverty is helpful or simply a hand out.

Religion and Power

Students will analyze the role of religion in many different aspects of people’s lives and analyze how deeply faith can impact a society’s progress.

Making a Movement

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.