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Students use primary source documents, readings, and new media sources as they consider the questions and challenges facing people in Turkey today.
We now offer digital curriculum materials in multiple formats including iBooks Textbooks and eText Classroom Editions.
Using maps, cartoons, and primary sources, students evaluate how successive U.S. administrations perceived the situation in Vietnam, and implemented policy.
Using primary sources, charts, case studies, and simulations, students examine the historical origins of the UN and consider its role in the world today.
teaching with the news
This lesson provides a background to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, has students analyze political cartoons, and asks them to monitor the Ukrainian crisis in the news.
Students use primary source documents, readings, and new media sources as they consider the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
Students explore Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and consider the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies.
Teaching with the News
Using an interactive timeline with videos, images, and text, students explore the Egyptian Revolution from 2011 to today.
Students explore the era of British colonialism, Indian campaigns for independence, and the legacies of the 1947 partition.
Students explore the history of U.S. foreign assistance and the institutions that distribute aid today.
Students explore the Arab-Israeli conflict, the significance of oil, the Arab Spring, and other issues that shape U.S. ties to the Middle East.
Teaching with the News
In this lesson students explore the human, economic, social, and political costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.