World History/Global Studies

Who’s to Blame? A People’s Tribunal on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Teaching Activity. By Caneisha Mills. This people’s tribunal begins with the premise that a heinous crime is being committed as tens of millions of people’s lives are in danger due to COVID-19. But who was responsible for this crime? Students weigh the evidence.
Time Periods: 21st Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Witness to Apartheid: A Teaching Guide

Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 1987. Lessons and activities that accompany the 1986 film Witness to Apartheid.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity, World History/Global Studies
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The Young People’s Climate Conference: Teaching Global Warming to 3rd Graders

Teaching Activity. By Rowan Shafer. Rethinking Schools. A teacher adapts the “Climate Change Mixer” designed for older students as a springboard for a unit on global warming and climate justice. She asks, "How could I bring up an issue so big and abstract, so gloom and doom, with 3rd graders? How could I not?"
Time Periods: 21st Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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Inside the Volcano: A Curriculum on Nicaragua

Teaching Guide. Edited by Bill Bigelow and Jeff Edmundson. 1990. 130 pages. Fourteen interactive lessons on the history of Nicaragua.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World

Teaching Guide. Edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson. 402 pages. 2002. Rethinking Schools. An extensive collection of readings and source material on critical global issues, plus teaching ideas, lesson plans, and rich collections of resources for classroom teachers.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Labor, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Speaking Out: Women, War and the Global Economy

Teaching Guide. By Jan Haaken, Ariel Ladum, et al. 2005. with DVD. Interactive lessons on the 1990s civil war in Sierra Leone and broader issues such as cross-cultural awareness, the global trade in diamonds and guns, and the effects of war on women.
Themes: Economics, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Globalization: A View from Below

Article in PDF. By Jean-Bertrand Aristide. 5 pages. An essay on the impact of globalization, with the story of Haiti as an example.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Our House Is on Fire — Time to Teach Climate Justice

Article. By Bill Bigelow. Rethinking Schools, Spring 2019. For too long, the fossil fuel industry has tried to buy teachers’ and students’ silence. But teaching climate justice has never been more urgent.
Time Periods: 21st Century, All US History
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Economics, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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After Gandhi

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance

Book - Non-fiction. By Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmund O'Brien. 2009. Stories about 15 activists who continue in the tradition of Gandhi, written and illustrated for upper elementary and middle school.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson

Book - Non-fiction. Written and illustrated by Sharon Rudahl. Edited by Paul Buhle and Lawrence Ware. 2020. 142 pages. The first-ever graphic biography of Paul Robeson charts Robeson’s career as a singer, actor, scholar, athlete, and activist who achieved global fame.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Sports, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic

Book - Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages. Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics, and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Art & Music, Immigration, Latinx, Sports, US Foreign Policy, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson

Book — Non-fiction. By Barbara Ransby. 2013. 373 pages. This biography of cosmopolitan anthropologist Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson explores her influence on her husband's early career, their open marriage, and her life as a prolific journalist, a tireless advocate of women's rights, and an outspoken anti-colonial and antiracist activist.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, US Foreign Policy, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (Book)

Book - Non-fiction. By Juan Gonzalez. 2011. An updated and thorough account of the role the United States in the mass migration of Latinos to the U.S.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Immigration, Latinx, Laws & Citizen Rights, World History/Global Studies
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