World History/Global Studies

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Film. Directed by Phillip Noyce. 2002. 79 minutes. In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Native American, World History/Global Studies
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Trinkets and Beads

Film. Trinkets and Beads. By Christopher Walker. 1996. 52 minutes. This documentary reveals the funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling story of the battle waged by indigenous people to preserve their way of life in the Amazon, in the face of international capitalism and colonialism.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Native American, World History/Global Studies
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Rachel Corrie: “Letter from Palestine”

Film clip. Voices of a People's History. Rachel Corrie's "Letter from Palestine" (2003) read by her mother, Cindy Corrie.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Sandino Rebellion: A Documentary History

Digital Collection. A collection of over 3,300 documents from the Sandino Rebellion in Nicaragua, 1927-1934.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Digital Collection. Center for the study and promotion of the histories and cultures of peoples of African descent.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Education, World History/Global Studies
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Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade Database

Digital collection. Through this website, over 130,000 voyages made in the Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade can be searched, filtered, and sorted by variables including the port of origin, the number of enslaved Africans on board, and the ship's name.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, World History/Global Studies
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When the Hunger Was Upon Us

Poem. By Nigel Gray. Poem about the causes and impact of the Irish Potato Famine.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Environment, Food, Social Class, World History/Global Studies
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The Museum of disABILITY History

Website. Timeline from Museum of disABILITY History that chronicles significant events in disability history from 400 B.C. to 1999.
Themes: Disability, Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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The Right Livelihood Award

Website. The alternative Nobel Prize, an excellent place to learn about noted activists from around the world.
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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Teaching Central America Website | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Teaching Central America

Website. An online collection of lessons, book lists, biographies of noted historical figures, and readings for free use by classroom teachers.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, All US History
Themes: Immigration, Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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April 19, 1943: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Began

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, on the eve of Passover, when Nazi forces attempted to clear out the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, to send them to concentration camps.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Bombing of Guernica | Zinn Education Project

April 26, 1937: The Bombing of Guernica

During the Spanish Civil War, the Nazis tested their new air force on the Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Art & Music, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Aug. 1, 1834: Britain Passes Slavery Abolition Act

August First Day became a symbol of hope for enslaved people and abolitionists in the United States when Britain passed the Slavery Abolition Act on August 1, 1834, abolishing slavery throughout its colonies around the world.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Imperialism, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance, World History/Global Studies
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