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. That’s why the Afghan Taliban throws acid on the faces of girls who dare to seek an education. 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. 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. Educational Resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s site offers information on the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy with sections for students, teachers, and the general public.
A highlight from the Student Activities section is “FedVille” which allows students to explore the subject of economics through a fun and interactive game. Teacher Resources provides course material and helpful link. For information on a variety of more specific topics, see the helpful Publications section. EcEdWeb The EcEdWeb or Economic Education Web provides helpful teaching resources for K-12 or pre-college economics.
The K-5 Economics and 6-12 Economics are organized so that you can locate resources by concept, by standards, and by lesson. Why Nations Trade - A simulation on the economic costs and benefits of trade. Economics 113 - American Economic History (Podcasts) University of Berkeley Instructor J. Oil Crisis: Whar Would You Do? 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.
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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.
It stood for 28 years as a division between the Soviets and the Allies.The wall was torn down after Communism collapsed in 1989. West Berlin police stand guard behind barbed wire along the new 250-yard massive concrete wall at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, Germany, on Nov. 23, 1961. U.S. Darfur Is Dying - Play mtvU's Darfur refugee game for change. Newspaper map. IfItWereMyHome.com. ProductsOfSlavery. Slavery Footprint - Made In A Free World. Patrimonium-mundi.org : UNESCO World Heritage sites in panophotographies - immersive and interactive panoramic images. Home - Poverty Over - Christian Aid. The corruption map of the world. 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.
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