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A 100-Year Legacy of World War I. What’s So Scary About Smart Girls? WHEN terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn’t target an army barracks, a police department or a drone base. No, Boko Haram militants attacked what is even scarier to a fanatic: a girls’ school. That’s what extremists do. They target educated girls, their worst nightmare. That’s why the Pakistani Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head at age 15. Why are fanatics so terrified of girls’ education? In that sense, Boko Haram was behaving perfectly rationally — albeit barbarically — when it kidnapped some of the brightest, most ambitious girls in the region and announced plans to sell them as slaves. What saddens me is that we in the West aren’t acting as rationally. Photo President Obama gives the green light to blow up terrorists with drones, but he neglects his 2008 campaign promise to establish a $2 billion global fund for education.

So why does girls’ education matter so much? Girls’ education is no silver bullet. Yet Angeline was brilliant. World History. Syllabus. ORBIS. Home - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives. May Day: Hope for Slaves. A History of the World - Home. Free Audio Tours AudioViator. HistoryWorld - History and Timelines. MIT Visualizing Cultures.

Worldhistoryteacher's Channel. Economics. Holocaust Study Tour. World History. Cultural "Art"-ifacts: Learning About World Cultures Through ArtIn this New York Times lesson, students explore how culture is reflected through art. After researching the art of a specific culture, students create replicas of art objects that reflect the ideals, values, and history of the culture. Stonehenge: Solving Ancient MysteriesIn this high school lesson, students become detectives as they investigate a mystery at Stonehenge, featured on the Thirteen/WNET New York program, SECRETS OF THE DEAD: MURDER AT STONEHENGE.

They learn about archeologists and anthropologists and the tools and methods they use to gather and interpret scientific evidence. They research current archaeological excavations and contact the scientists working at these digs. Students then advise a colleague on how to proceed with the excavation of a mysterious skeleton. Race for the Super BombThere are some quirky but fascinating features at this site, including a Panic Quiz and a Nuclear Blast Map. Historic Map Works, Residential Genealogy ™ Home Browse Search Help About Register Cart Antiquarian Maps by Continent: Africa | Asia | Central America | Europe | North America | Oceania | South America | World A global collection of antique maps detailing five centuries of exploration, the result of an exclusive arrangement with the Osher Map Library. © 2014 Historic Map Works, LLC.

Captured: The 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Posted Nov 06, 2009 Share This Gallery inShare1 Monday, November 9th, 2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came down. Built with barbed wire and concrete in August of 1961 by the Communist East, The Berlin Wall, stretching for about 30 miles, was a Cold War symbol which separated East and West Berlin, preventing people from leaving East Germany. According to the “August 13 Association” which specialises in the history of the Berlin Wall, at least 938 people – 255 in Berlin alone – died, shot by East German border guards, attempting to flee to West Berlin or West Germany.

Two weeks after the East German government sealed off the Soviet-occupied sector, Berlin's former chief crossing point between East and West, the Brandenburg Gate on "Pariser Platz," appears as no man's land, in this aerial view taken from the British sector of Berlin, on August 26, 1961. U.S. U.S.

A man waves to his relatives on the other side of the Berlin Wall, August 1967. Darfur Is Dying - Play mtvU's Darfur refugee game for change. Newspaper map. ProductsOfSlavery. Slavery Footprint - Made In A Free World. : UNESCO World Heritage sites in panophotographies - immersive and interactive panoramic images.

Home - Poverty Over - Christian Aid. The corruption map of the world | News. International Day for Abolition of Slavery - 2 December. "... [I]t is vital that we give special consideration to ending modern-day slavery and servitude which affects the poorest, most socially excluded groups – including migrants, women, discriminated ethnic groups, minorities and indigenous peoples. " Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2 December 2013 Among Nepal’s indigenous minorities, child labour is common. The Government has recently ratified ILO Convention 169, an international legal instrument that guarantees the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, but has not yet implemented its provisions.

OHCHR/Robert Few The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict. Today, 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery all over the world. - Home.