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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - Middle School Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rather than just talking about giving peace a chance, with the 15 resources in this collection middle schoolers learn the skills they need to become peace builders. The lessons were developed by the United States Institute of Peace...

EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 3a: Japanese-American Relations during World War II

For Teachers 8th Standards
Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption serves as the central text of a three-unit module that examines Japanese-American relations during World war II. In Unit 1, middle schoolers build...
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Crash Course: Intellectual Property

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Intellectual property is a whole new, fast growing field of law. The basic ideas is that non-physical property or a novel idea can be owned owned. The seven-episode collection defines intellectual property, and covers the complexity of...
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An Introduction to Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kenneth Waltz's 1979 book An Introduction of International Politics used game theory and rational calculation to discuss international relations. Learn more about the ways states rely on trust to interact with each other, and how large...
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The Incredible Collaboration Behind the International Space Station

For Students 4th - 12th
Imagine 16 nations working together to build a six-bedroom house. In space. Welcome to the International Space Station and follow along as it is built room-by-room.
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An Introduction to Hans Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can countries avoid global warfare if they all act the same way? Consider the importance of international relations with a video analysis of Hans Morgenthau's 1948 work, Politics Among Nations, which cites liberal idealism as a factor in...
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Farewell to Manzanar: Japanese Internment Camps During World War II

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Examine the conditions that brought forth Japanese internment camps. Young historians read Farewell to Manzanar and debate whether Japanese internment was inhuman or a necessary element of war. They then write Haikus describing the camp...
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Writing Exercise: Global Trade II

For Students 7th - 9th
When explorers set out to discover the world, they opened up to a world economy through global trade. Read then use this expository writing worksheet to answer three critical thinking questions. Each questions relates to the rise of...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment: Traveling Through Time

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
This describes the objectives, background, technology, and several other elements of a lesson plan. However, it omits the procedures. The list of classroom resources would be useful to a teacher planning a unit around the Japanese...
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International IP Law

For Students 10th - 12th
The sixth in a series of seven videos on intellectual property focuses on the complex international treaties that attempt to regulate and protect intellectual property. The video explores the arguments for and against strong regulations...
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Total Internal Reflection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars work through three different activities applying their knowledge of total internal reflection (TIR). First, they simply identify which diagrams create TIR and which don't. Next, they match different types of boundary behaviors...
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Casting a Ballot for New Freedoms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners use a New York Times article about the first free election in Indonesia in over four decades as a tool for learning about the government and politics, economy, religion, international relations, and people of Indonesia in the...
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Searching for China: A Full WebQuest

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars research the six key aspects of Chinese culture. They examine problems and issues from different perspectives and look in to the nature of international relations in an interdependent world. All of this is accomplished by...
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Japanese Internment Camps of WWII

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. In this US History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary source photographs in order to understand the daily life of the Japanese in the camps.  Students explore...
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A World Torn by Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore different drug issues that have affected international relations.
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Reform in the Middle East Online Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Give your class the opportunity to take the time to examine their beliefs and misconceptions about American foreign policy in other countries. Learners begin by moving around the room to identify to others whether they agree or disagree...
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The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
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International Trade Web Pages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe how a country is currently engaging in international trade in terms of both imports and exports, as well as identifying trade barriers. They conduct research to identify the institutions and culture of a country. Using...
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Reaction to Pearl Harbor: Japanese American Internment Camps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This student produced presentation provides a great exploration of the Japanese-American Internment Camps during World War II, but should be used primarily as a discussion tool. The presentation includes photos, audio and pictures of...
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Amnesty International and Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discover the mission of Amnesty International. In this human rights lesson, students read literature about the social justice organization and then compose letters on behalf of those suffering from human rights persecution in...
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International Children's Book Day

For Students 5th - 10th
Celebrate International Children's Book Day using this resource. Learners complete activities, such as reading a passage, sequencing, unscrambling sentences, writing questions, conducting surveys, and writing. Students complete twelve...
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International Youth Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
They may be small, but they are mighty—celebrate today's youth on International Youth Day! Learn all about the special holiday with a brief, informative video that details the origin of the holiday and how it is celebrated around the...
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Relative Velocity Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If your pupils think relative velocity is the velocity at which you can run away from your relatives, they need this simulation. Two bikers want to meet at a specific time. Scholars alter the velocity of one rider to arrange the...
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Lights on the International Space Station

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Groups explore illumination with NASA's Lighting Environment Test Facility (LETF) as a context. Using the TI-Nspire app, groups determine the lux equation that models their simulation. They then use the lux equation to solve problems...

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