This video explains how and why Fidel Castro supported the MPLA in Angola from 1975 to 2002. The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was the largest military confrontation in Africa after World War II. The civil war in Angola was one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts of the twentieth century.
This unit leads students to create an overview of the Cold War, from 1945-1991. Students will work in groups of four, reading and researching the texts and web address provided. They will develop a timeline of the unit followed by generating Quizlet flashcards. The teacher will include Quizlet Live as a formative assessment by using links to each groups’ Quizlets for Quizlet live games.
This video provides a brief history of Latin American Liberation Theology and explains why the Vatican condemned it.
This inquiry takes students through an analysis and evaluation of the Compelling Question “Is protest important in a democracy?” using the Vietnam War as a lens to approach the topic. To accomplish this, students will become more media literate through evaluating sources, biases, perspectives, and the goals of creating media. Throughout the inquiry, students will engage in activities designed to promote and develop media literacy while analzying the Compelling Question and learning about the historical protests of the Vietnam Era.This inquiry is expected to take two weeks (10 periods) to complete: one 45-minute class period to stage the question, introduce the inquiry, and to review media literacy; two 45-minute class periods for each of the three supporting questions; and then three 45-minute class periods for students to write and research their argumentative thesis. If students are as of yet less familiar with media literacy, the instructor should add at least another class period, or more, introducing them more fully to this.The full unit, along with all materials and resources, is available as a PDF attachment.
Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Jennifer Suri for her Global Studies class; Adaptable to other grades. New York City is a city of immigrants. Every neighborhood has a history connected to the wider history of immigration and migration. This assignment asks students to document some of the changes to their neighborhood from 1965 to present. Why 1965? This was the year President Johnson passed the Immigration and Naturalization Act which abolished the previous quota system based on national origin. This brought about major changes in the numbers and groups immigrating to the United States.
This video explains the purpose of reparations. It includes excerpts from Rajiv Malhotra's speech to the British Parliament in which he explains why Britain owes reparations to India.
"Comfort Women" is a subject of contentious debate between Korea and Japan. This video focuses on the history of "comfort women" in Korea.