Classroom Subjects

Social Studies

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.

Infra: Images from Eastern Congo

Richard Mosse is known for challenging convention on the photojournalist's role. His book Infra , with photographs of Eastern Congo, is as shocking and complex as the conflict it explores.

Libya: The Rebirth of a Nation

The revolution that toppled the regime of Col. Moammar Qaddafi brought Libya a sense of pride, hope and renewed engagement with the West, but ahead lies the challenge of building a democratic framework.

Global Perception of Che Guevara

The famous image "Guerrillero Heroico," captured in 1960 by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, has become an international symbol of revolution. But has it been taken too far out of context?

HIV/AIDS In Palm Beach County, Florida

In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.  

HIV/AIDS in Haiti: The Prison

In this lesson, students will participate in a class discussion using the articles by Antigone Barton focusing on the work of Dr. John May.

HIV/AIDS in Haiti: An Island of Hope and Despair

Students discuss the statement “Haiti is an island of hope and despair.” The students also discuss how the United States and/or its citizens have contributed to hope and despair in Haiti.

HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic

In this lesson, students will participate in a Socratic Seminar using the Palm Beach Post article to dialogue about the impact of AIDS in the Dominican Republic.

Israel, Palestine, and Idi Amin

The following lesson plan for teachers explores how an author balances narrative storytelling and facts while exploring Uganda's connections to Israel over several decades.

South Africa's Bid to End AIDS

Students analyze how journalist Jon Cohen unfolds an analysis of HIV prevention measures in South Africa in order to create their own promotional tools.  

Waste disposal

What is the most efficient way to reduce the amount of waste? Can we ever reach the point of waste elimination?