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PBS's Frontline is a wonderful place for in depth information about current global issues. This website should really come in handy during your natural resources presentation! There are also some excellent video excerpts on here. Snoop around and enjoy.
When completing assignments where data is needed about specific countries, CIA World Factbook is an excellent and updated place to turn. Information you will find here includes: flag/map, background, geography, people, government, economy, communications, military, and transitional issues.
Another website to turn to for background data is BBC's Country Profile service. You will generally see more detailed background information here, however less general statistics and information than CIA's World Factbook website.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Subscribe to emails, RSS feeds, or regularly visit their website for current event information from a knowledge base of scholars. Hint: they have great interactive maps and videos!
John Green teaches you World History. On YouTube. For free. It's very helpful; but you may need to watch it twice. And there's more Crash Course where that came from! Check out:
This forum allows photographers, both professional and amateur, to post pictures from specific places around the world. Use this site to either gain a better pictorial sense of regions we study, or to post your own pictures, (which are subject to helpful critiques from other photographers).
Use this web-tool to decorate posters or spruce up your locker/ homework! Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.
Are you listening? This is a wonderful website that allows you to read international blogs from regions we are studying. Make sure to check out the 'special coverage' section for local opinion on current events!
The Kennedy Library is located in South Boston, approximately an 1 1/4 hour drive from Harvard. Aside from holding an interesting collection, the Library holds excellent forums about course relevant material with renown speakers. In the past year, Muhammad Yunus, John Prendergast, Don Cheadle, Madeleine Albright, Desmond Tutu, Nancy Pelosi, and Ken Burns have been among the list of distinguished forum speakers. These programs are free of charge, however for more well-known speakers you must register early as seats fill up quickly!
Donate food while simultaneously learning and having fun! Locate countries and capitals on a map! For each correct question UNEFP actually donates 10 grains of rice. There is no limit to the amount of rice that can be donated. Now THAT sounds good!