Download interdisciplinary, cross-regional and standard-specific units, lessons and instructional aids designed by teachers and scholars and tested by practicing precollegiate teachers affiliated with the National Resource Center network.
In February 2004 Morocco’s new Moudawana, or Family Law Code, went into effect and introduced the first truly significant reforms to the laws governing marriage, divorce, child custody and guardianship, marital property, and inheritance since it was originally promulgated in the late 1950s following independence from the French. In the West the Moudawana has been hailed as a victory for wom
Classroom exercise for younger students focusing on ethnolinguistic groups in the Caucasus region.
Understanding of Iceland’s Land Formation, Geography, History, culture and how technological inventions affect people and cultures through the ages.
Video presentation by Clyde Prestowitz (President, Economic Strategy Institute, Washington DC), presented as part of the Center for Advanced Study's "Science and Technology in the Pacific Rim (STIP)" lecture series, 2007.
Video presentation by Donna Gabaccia (Director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota), presented as part of the Center for Advanced Study's "Immigration: History and Policy" series, 2008.
Video presentation by Eliseo Medina (Vice-president, Service Employees' International Union, Washington DC), presented as part of the Center for Advanced Study's "Immigration: History and Policy" lecture series, 2007.
Video presentation by Jim Barret, presented as part of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois' "Immigration: History and Policy" lecture series, 2007.
Panel presentation on immigration policy, presented as part of the Center for Advanced Study's "Forum on Critical Issues Series" at the University of Illinois, January, 2006.
A colorful theme in American thought is the belief that new technologies will revitalize democratic society, enabling citizens to become more effectively self-governing. Hopes of this kind have reappeared in every generation since the early nineteenth century, a standard motif in the nation’s political rhetoric. With the arrival of digital technology and the Internet, this enduring vision ha
This document is the first in a quarterly series of Policy Briefs published by the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois. This edition focuses upon global climate change. Michael Schlesinger is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois.
A presentation by Gale Summerfield as part of the "Sustainable Biofuels and Human Security" workshop at the University of Illinois, May 2008.
A presentation by David Zilberman as part of the "Sustainable Biofuels and Human Security" workshop at the University of Illinois, May 2008.
Presentation by Irene Tinker, as a part of the "Sustainable Biofuels and Human Security" workshop at the University of Illinois, May 2008.
Presentation by Russel J. deLucia as part of the "Sustainable Biofuels and Human Security" workshop at the University of Illinois, May 2008.
Presentation by Siwa Msangi as part of the "Sustainable Biofuels and Human Security" workshop at the University of Illinois, May 2008.
Lecture presentation by Tim Searchinger offering an alternative view to the notion that biofuels can solve the current energy and food crises. Part of the "Sustainable Biofuels and Human Security" workshop at Illinois University, May 2008.
A curriculum guide for high school teachers on the history, politics, and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also appropriate for introductory college-level use.
In this presentation, Edward Kolodziej considers the current US policy towards China as an international, economic and political power.
Professor Massey discusses the extremely complex relationship America has with the history of immigration, and suggests equally nuanced avenues for solutions to current problems surrounding this issue.
Panel discussion of the "NOW with Bill Moyers" special on "Women and Work."
Regulation through "code," i.e., the hardware and software of
communication technologies, is growing in importance. Software
programmers and policymakers are addressing individual issues and
societal concerns, such as privacy, security, freedom of speech, and
intellectual property protection with code-based solutions. While
scholars have noted the role of code in regulating choices/
Six themes investigate the unique character of Switzerland and its global relations
As the cost of gas rises, fears regarding climate change swell, and the search for alternative sources of energy persists, many see ethanol as a potential solution. As such, its popularity is on the rise and the United States has begun to build alliances with other nations to explore the possibilities for ethanol’s exploitation. This lesson seeks to expose upper level high school students
Robert L. Thompson has extensive experience in E.U. and U.S. agricultural policy. While at the World Bank, he worked extensively with the countries of Central Europe which were then acceding to E.U. membership. He closely follows the reforms now underway in the Common Agricultural Policy of the E.U., as well as the evolution of U.S. agricultural policy. He advised on agricultural policy and the Ur
During the 1980s, libraries in South Africa were caught up in the turbulence of the anti-apartheid struggle. Librarians and readers responded in unusual and constructive ways to the oppressive political circumstances and state censorship of the period. As reading became subversive, libraries became more than just places for books. Many librarians and readers acted as agents of social change. They
This lecture is given by Luis Macas, Ecuadoran Indigenous Leader and Human Rights Activist.
This lecture is given by Mattito Watson, Deputy Field Office Director for Save the Children/U.S.
This lecture is given by Susan Forbes Martin, Executive Director of Institute for the Study of International Migration.
This is lecture is presented by Hafez Al-Mirazi, host of Al Jazeera Arabic television talk show "From Washington" that highlights different issues related to US-Arab relations.
Provides contemporary political and institutional information about the 35 countries of the Western Hemisphere.
Across the globe conflicts have arisen over the cultural heritage—both tangible and intangible—underwriting claims to historical and current ethnic presence on the landscape. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe the world is awash in an alphabet soup of often violently contested heritage sites and practices. The destruction of monuments and restriction of living cultural practices demoralizes&
Zackie Achmat lives with HIV/AIDS. He is an activist with roots in the anti-Apartheid struggle and is at the forefront of campaigns for the rights to health care and medicine. Among his numerous awards, he has received The Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights and was voted one of 35 heroes of 2003 by Time Magazine.
"For children, women and men with HIV/AIDS, the rights to digni
Kathleen Cleaver, former National Press Secretary for the Black Panther Political Party, discusses her experiences in one of the most recognized and revered groups of the Black Power Movement. She also provides insight on the anti-colonial thesis of the Black Power Movement.
Award-winning journalist and author of The Balkans, 1804-1999, Misha Glenny will discuss his current research: the tangled relationship between weak government, corrupt business and crime as the foundation for the emergence of capitalism and the driving force in the region since 1989.
Following World War II, chemical companies put wartime research to use in the domestic market: with the help of agricultural experts, they promoted the use of synthetic chemicals as pesticides. The haunting consequences include children playing hide-and-seek in the mists of DDT produced by a spray truck, ducks falling dead from the sky, and massive fish kills. Pete Daniel will discuss this instanc
As we enter the 21st century, the color line in the global Pan-African movement has certainly not disappeared, but has evolved. Other divisions among the oppressed have complicated notions of transformative strategy for the movement: national liberation struggles hit a strategic dead-end after defeating colonialism and wealth polarization on the planet has raised the issue of class like never befo
The 1994 Rwandan refugee crisis was one of modern history's most complex humanitarian crises. In addition to the political, cultural, and military background to the crisis, volcano hazards had to be addressed when establishing temporary refugee camps in Zaire. This talk looks at the role earth scientists played in mitigating the volcano threat to the 800,000 Rwandan refugees who fled their country
This resource contains a series of videos, Powerpoint presentations and papers discussing the issue of criminal trafficking and slavery on a global level. All resources were produced from 2006 Joint Area Centers Symposium sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's <a href="http://www.cgs.uiuc.edu/index.html">Center for Global Studies</a> and <a href=&quo
The worldwide response to the December 26th earthquake and ensuing Tsunami resulted in an unprecedented amount of aid and support for the millions of victims.
Beyond the suffering and carnage of this global disaster, the Tsunami has called into question the capacity and will of the international community, states, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to adequately anticipate and respon
Jan Nederveen Pieterse discusses the effects of empire involving the United States and the rest of the world. He mentions the "double-talk" effect of language, a change in American ideology and the United States becoming a dispensable nation.
Palagummi Sainath, a pre-eminent Indian journalist, focuses on pressing issues of rural development in India. This video is from a lecture, "Globalization, Inequality and Democracy," he presented at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in September 2006. His lecture discusses Indian farmer suicides, effects of natural disasters on stock markets and the growing gap between the rich
Unit on the preambles to the constitutions of the US and People’s Republic of China
Exploring the geography and culture of Asian countries
A unit on exploring Egyptian culture using the Internet
A unit on Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush
By Beverley Naidoo (Harper Collins, 2003)
By Elinor Sisulu, illustrated by Sharon Wilson (Little Brown, 1996)
A Curriculum Guide for Secondary School Teachers
A Curriculum Guide for Secondary School Teachers