Book Review ~ Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century PublicAffairs o 2001 o 240 pages o $24.00 Reviewed by Doug Bandow Despite the end of the Cold War, the world remains a dangerous place, as vividly demonstrated on September 11. The twentieth century was the bloodiest, most murderous 100 years of human history. 25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.
Hiroshima remembers atomic bomb The Japanese city of Hiroshima has marked the anniversary of its destruction by the world's first atomic bomb 60 years ago. About 140,000 people were killed by the bomb and its aftermath. Nuclear survivors, known as Hibakusha, joined dignitaries at the annual commemoration in the Peace Park, built at the epicentre of the blast. The head of the UN has said the world has made little progress in tackling the spread of nuclear weapons. Burning memories 10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World Kids walk in a straight line on an extremely steep cliff to get to Banpo Primary School in China, on March 12, 2013. The school is in Shengji county, Bijie city, in Guizhou province. Leading the kids is Xu Liangfan, the 37-year-old headmaster who also teaches mathematics and gym class.
Natural Law The term "natural law" is ambiguous. It refers to a type of moral theory, as well as to a type of legal theory, but the core claims of the two kinds of theory are logically independent. It does not refer to the laws of nature, the laws that science aims to describe. According to natural law moral theory, the moral standards that govern human behavior are, in some sense, objectively derived from the nature of human beings and the nature of the world. While being logically independent of natural law legal theory, the two theories intersect. However, the majority of the article will focus on natural law legal theory.
These 20 powerful photos of kids’ bedrooms will change the way you look at the world Like us on FB: Where Children Sleep is a powerful photo series by English photographer James Mollison. He traveled around the world capturing the differences between the lifestyle of kids from different countries. The discrepancy is quite shocking, as in the series you will find photos of children like Kaya from Tokyo, whose mother spends more than $1.000 a month on her dresses, as well as photos of kids from Brazil or Nepal that barely have a roof over their heads. Save the Children Italy supported the two year long process needed to complete this series that now is also available as a book, where each portrait and bedroom photos are accompanied by an extended caption that tells the story of each child. If you are interested in the book this is the Amazon link, while if you want to see some other work by James Mollison here’s his personal website: jamesmollison.com.
Consumer Action Scavenger Hunt (other, other) ). Concepts Taught: Helps students find useful consumer information. CONSUMER ACTION SCAVENGER HUNT (TEACHER'S SHEET) GRADE: 9 – 12 TIME: 2 – 4 CLASS PERIODS SUBJECT: CONSUMER ECONOMICSDESCRIPTION: This is a short-term project that will help students find useful consumer information. Students will use the worksheet provided to search for answers on the Federal Consumer Information Center’s (FCIC) Consumer Action Website or in the Consumer Action Handbook. This fun and dynamic lesson will provide young consumers with information and tools that will be useful the rest of their lives. OBJECTIVES: Short Term-To develop an awareness of FCIC’s web site and its usefulness To utilize the Consumer Action Handbook (CAH) to solve consumer problems Long Term- To build student confidence as proactive and informed consumersMATERIALS: 1.
Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti‘s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world, saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.” But it’s how they play that seemed to differ from country to country.