Wide Angle -- WINDOW INTO GLOBAL HISTORY

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Lesson Plans
Photo of Chechen refugee camps.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Russian/Chechen relations are the focus of this lesson on nationalism, separatism, and terrorism. (Chechnya)
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Photo of Zimbabwean migrants in Botswana.
This Land is Our Land
How have political borders been drawn in different historical situations, and how does their presence impact people? (Botswana, Zimbabwe)
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Photo of shoes in a shoe store in an Indian mall.
Extreme Global Makeover
This lesson explores the pros and cons of life in a modernized -- and global -- age. (China, India)
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Photo of women in the Rwandan legislature.
Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
How is the empowerment of women linked to their legal and human rights? Postwar Rwanda yields some answers. (Rwanda)
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Photo of a Chinese migrant construction worker.
On the Road Again
What factors spur migration? Contemporary examples frame a discussion of migrations past and present. (China, Botswana, Zimbabwe)
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Photo of a political poster in North Korea.
I'm Watching You 24/7
This lesson elaborates the characteristics of totalitarianism, using contemporary North Korea as a focal point. (North Korea)
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Photo of Mohanned Abu Tayyoun.
Dying to be a Martyr
This lesson investigates conflict in the Middle East using interviews with young would-be suicide bombers. (Israel, Palestine)
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Photo of Neeraj in India.
Girls Speak Out
This lesson follows girls in several developing countries to evaluate their access to education, a basic human right. (India, Benin)
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Photo of Chinese office workers.
One Nation: Two Futures?
Showcasing the differing viewpoints of "haves" and "have-nots," this lesson covers economic and political shifts in China. (China)
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Photo of an Israeli widow working in a pickle factory.
Women Wanting to Work
Examples from India and Israel frame the study of women negotiating entry into the economic arena. (India, Israel)
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