Crisis in Zimbabwe
Once one of Southern Africa's most prosperous countries, Zimbabwe has recently been wracked by massive hyperinflation, 80 percent unemployment, political violence and repression, and a devastating cholera epidemic.
The Choices Program has developed a Current Issues Lesson to help students better understand the current political, economic, and health crises in Zimbabwe.
Readings explore the country's past and the historical origins of current problems.
The lesson asks students to consider what role, if any, the international community should play in Zimbabwe, through the perspectives of a number of UN member countries.