Current Events Case Studies with Helpful Links
Modern World Maps
"Global Markets" google earth Map
Economics: China and the U.S.
Historical Conflict: The Korean Peninsula
"Secret State of North Korea" (documentary)
"Secret State of North Korea" (website)
(and other infographics)
"North Korea Nuclear Crisis" (lesson plan)
ALL-STAR TEACHER TIP: Check out all our Resources from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Syria's Civil War and Russia's Influence
Turkey: Where East Meets West
Terrorism: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the U.S.
(long read) The U.S.- Iraq Experience
Help students understand that you can’t really have an informed opinion about what the U.S. should do until you understand the history of the U.S. in the Middle East.
Help students put together something like this about the Arab Spring.
Help students see there’s a much bigger Civics + Government question here too — What’s the right balance between liberty and order?
Help students see that’s it’s hard to blame one group or another for the the rise of ISIS, but that history + foreign policy has a long tail and evil can be defeated by faster learning, better strategy, and more collaboration.
The Geopolitics of Food
The political history of Ramen (video)
McDonalds Around the World (activity)
See how families around the world live by income
The Geopolitics of Garbage
Garbage Waves in the Philippines (video)
Watersheds in the U.S. (map)
How Plastic Changed the World (video)
Climate Lab (videos)
Africa: It's Not a Country
Foreign Aid: Why might the U.S. help Haiti more than Congo or Myanmar?
"Rebuilding Haiti" (game)
Borders: Migration and Refugees
The U.S. Military and the World
Engaging U.S. Documentary Series
"What Happens Next" follows technologists building a new means of global exchange; workers taking up revolutionary tools; and farmers preparing for a changing climate.
"Dark States" visits three American cities and examines a uniquely devastating human crisis in each.
"America Revealed" explores the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work.
"Untold America" is a series about underrepresented, forgotten and misunderstood communities in the U.S.
"We the Economy" aims to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy.
"How We Got To Now" reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible.
Relevant U.S. Inquiries