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Issues on the Global Issues web site

Issues on the Global Issues web site

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The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures I’ve compiled several “The Best…” lists that sites where you can learn about the geography, data, languages, and holidays of different countries around the world. Those resources are important, but I think it’s like learning the words, but not the music, of a song. So I thought I’d develop a separate list just focused on helping students learn about the cultures of different countries, and would love to hear additional suggestions. Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing To view our printable materials, you must download the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat software. Download now Our lesson plans are written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices and are aligned to state and national standards. Choose from hundreds of topics and strategies.

Institute for Humane Education The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at 5 Sources for Social Justice Songs The recent death of American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger reminds us that music has always played a powerful role in social change. Songs about humane issues offer historical context; literary, ethical and cultural insights; and inspiration for positive action. And music is a potentially powerful tool for the classroom. 3 Great Films for Teaching About Globalization and Modernization Scene from the Iranian film "Children of Heaven." Photo Credit: Miramax Films With the advent of modern mass communication and world tourism, dramatic change has come to nations and cultures which had previously seen little change for centuries. Each technological or social innovation has brought unexpected and unintended consequences. One of the challenges of teaching global issues in middle or high school is helping students grasp abstract economic concepts like globalization and modernization. A well-chosen film, watched actively and with supporting curriculum, can make the difference in helping students understand how these abstract processes work out in human terms.

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Richard D. Wolff, "Capitalism Becomes Questionable" Capitalism Becomes Questionableby Richard D. Wolff The depth and length of the global crisis are now clear to millions. In the sixth year since it started in late 2007, no end is in sight. Unemployment rates are now less than halfway back from their recession peak to where they were in 2007. Art I am an Artist If you are looking for art project ideas then look no further than this fabulous site which has simple illustrated instructions and videos especially for primary aged children. Ideas for teachers too. S-Cool! - A Level Art This revision site from S-Cool covers the main principles of most syllabuses. Behind the News Weekdays: 20/02/2017 watch What's your question? Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained? It's a section on our website where you can let us know what topics you want us to cover.

Capitalism vs. Democracy Thomas Piketty’s new book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” described by one French newspaper as a “a political and theoretical bulldozer,” defies left and right orthodoxy by arguing that worsening inequality is an inevitable outcome of free market capitalism. Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, does not stop there. He contends that capitalism’s inherent dynamic propels powerful forces that threaten democratic societies. Capitalism, according to Piketty, confronts both modern and modernizing countries with a dilemma: entrepreneurs become increasingly dominant over those who own only their own labor. In Piketty’s view, while emerging economies can defeat this logic in the near term, in the long run, “when pay setters set their own pay, there’s no limit,” unless “confiscatory tax rates” are imposed. Photo

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