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Social Studies

One Year After the Revolution, Where Is Tunisia Heading?

On the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, a nation struggles with the transition from autocracy to democracy in the face of growing unemployment and religious conservatism.

Murky Waters in Ghana

In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.

United Arab Emirates: Iran's Nuclear Neighbor

U.S. officials believe Iran’s ongoing progress towards a nuclear weapon is pushing Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Turkey to follow suit, raising the odds of an Arab nuclear arms race.

Palestinian Youth at a Crossroads

With the economy slowing and the peace process in stagnation, the West Bank's younger generation is at a political crossroad.

Kashmir: The Rise of a Hard Faith

A gentle, mystical form of Islam commonly practiced by millions in Kashmir is now being challenged by a much more puritanical and doctrinaire version imported from Saudi Arabia.

The Promise of Life: Reproductive Choice in Africa

This reporting initiative partners African and US journalists to explore critical challenges in reproductive health and family planning—and what they mean for life, death and socio-economic stability.

Finding Home Again in Ivory Coast

After recent political violence divided communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace.

India's Anna Hazare: A Gandhian for Today?

Anna Hazare, inspired by Gandhi, transformed a village—Ralegan Siddhi, his hometown. Now, 74 years old, he wants to rid his country of corruption using the same tactics of non-violent resistance.

Art and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Pulitzer Center grantee Ty McCormick covers Egypt's political transformation by talking with artists who are beginning to show their creativity after years of forced self-censorship.

Technology and Activism in Mexico

The following global affairs lesson plan for history, ELA, Spanish and Humanities teachers investigates the use of technology in Mexico to combat corruption and the impacts of that activism.

Visualizing the Drones Debate

Students examine details from photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve's drone photography project "Blue Sky Days" to analyze the author's purpose for the project and design their own visual arts projects.

Is There Really Religious Conflict?

This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.

Psychological Effects on Migrant Workers

This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.