Classroom Subjects

Social Studies

Afghanistan: On Love and Suicide

Anonymous and spoken, landai , two-line Pashtun poems, have served for centuries as a means of self-expression for women. Today they are an important vehicle of public dissent.

Milk and Blood: The Making of South Sudan

An immersive, transmedia book project for the iPad on the birth of the world's newest country from photographer Trevor Snapp and reporter Alan Boswell.

Borderland: In the Shadow of North Korea

With the same ruthless skill it uses to keep its population in check, North Korea also keeps journalists in the dark. But much can be learned from the outside looking in.

Latin America: Climate Pains

From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.

Scotland: Going, Going...

Scotland is set for a vote on independence. It is expected to take place in 2014, meaning that the United Kingdom could be dissolved in 2015. Tim Judah looks at defense and foreign policy implications.

Children at Risk

Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.

Statelessness: A Human Rights Crisis

From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.

Kem Knapp Sawyer Keynotes Model UN conference

Pulitzer Center editor Kem Knapp Sawyer opened the Global Classrooms Model UN conference with a talk on child soldiers—and on programs aimed at helping them find "the resilience to begin again."

Heroes of HIV in the Caribbean

The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.

Exploring Downstream: Water Resources

Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.

Exploring Fragile States: Sudan

Sudan has been a "fragile state" for more than two decades. Through this webquest, students are able to explore this complex country using several different reporting projects on Sudan.