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Debating the U.S. Response to Syria

Students explore, debate, and evaluate multiple perspectives on U.S. policy towards Syria through a role-play activity.

Greece and the EU: Navigating Debt and Austerity

Students learn about the European Union and the eurozone, identify the lasting effects of the 2008 financial crisis on Greece, and brainstorm solutions for Greece and the EU.

The Conflict in Syria

In this lesson students work in groups to research the perspectives of a variety of domestic and international actors on the conflict in Syria.

Good Atoms or Bad Atoms? Iran and the Nuclear Issue

Students analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Iran and recent international negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

Debating the U.S. Response to Syria

Students will explore, debate, and evaluate multiple perspectives on U.S. policy towards Syria through a role-play activity.

Following the U.S. Presidential Election

In this lesson student track news coverage of the 2012 presidential campaigns and form their own opinion on policy issues and the candidates.

The United States and the Iranian Nuclear Program

In this lesson students analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Iran.

The Arab Spring: One Year On

In this lesson students learn about various Arab Spring protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Students explore firsthand accounts of Iraqi refugees’ experiences and gain an understanding of the causes and scope of the crisis.

Famine in Somalia

In this lesson student use news sources to explore the crisis in Somalia and consider a variety of factors exacerbating the famine.

Oral History and September 11

In this lesson students explore the human dimension of the September 11 attacks by conducting an interview.

The Future of the Middle East: The Arab Spring and the Death of Osama bin Laden

In this lesson students consider the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on different groups of people.

Protests, Revolutions, and Democratic Change

In this lesson students consider the role of the United States and international community and analyze the potential effects of the protests on democracy and stability in the Middle East and North Africa.

After Mubarak: A New Middle East?

In this lesson students identify the connection between the demonstrations in Egypt and other protests in the region.

Egypt’s Uprising

In this lesson students will identify the causes of the demonstrations in Egypt and explore the role of traditional and social media in the uprising.

Pakistan’s Floods

In this lesson students identify the immediate and long-term effects of the flooding on Pakistan.

Darfur: Violence and the Media

In this lesson students will explore events in Sudan using multiple sources.

The Lessons of Iraq

In this lesson students analyze how the lessons of Iraq may influence U.S. leaders.

The Gulf Oil Disaster

In this lesson students explore a range of issues raised by the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico including impact, accountability, U.S. oil dependency, and energy policy.

The United States in Afghanistan: Analyzing Political Cartoons

In this lesson students interpret political cartoons and place them in the context of political discussion about Afghanistan.

Looking at the Tank Man: The 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen

In this lesson students consider the concept of censorship and analyze the merits of censorship versus freedom of information.

A Nuclear North Korea?

In this lesson student watch videos and answer questions.

India: Conflicts Within

This collection of lessons accompany India: Conflicts Within, a program of the Pulitzer Center.

India and Pakistan in the Wake of the Mumbai Attacks

In this lesson students understand the circumstances surrounding the Mumbai terrorist attacks and examine the historical relationship between India and Pakistan.

Water Wars

This is a 2-day lesson plan to accompany “Water Wars,” a series by the Common Language Project (CLP) and AfrikaNews.org with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Globalization and the Economic Crisis

In this lesson students consider the connections between globalization and the current economic crisis.

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