Learning Objects    

Learning Objects: Global Studies

  1. Tools
    1. Population Clocks
      http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html
      Continuously updated estimates of World and U.S. populations. Features links to dynamically displayed (Netscape and Java) versions of World and U.S. "POPClocks."
    2. The Cold War - Interactive Maps (CNN Interactive)
      http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/maps/
      Site includes 15 different types of maps during the Cold War period, ending with the "Wall coming down" in 1989. The maps allow the student to view changes in geography, actual photos, or navigate 360 degrees around a picture of the time.
    3. The Great Globe Gallery
      http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~zbzw/glob/glob0.htm
      Collection of the Globe's presentations from various Internet sources. Includes the different maps and planiglobes, thematic and historical maps, cartographic nets in various projections (including equal-area as well as conformal ones), satellite images and artificial globes, icons and artistic visions as well as movies. Compiled by Zbigniew Zwolinski.
  2. Lectures
    1. "Runway World." Professor Anthony Giddens. BBC Reith Lecture Series 1999.
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/events/reith_99/
      (Available in text, audio, and video versions) * Lecture 1 - "Globalization" * Lecture 2 - "Risk" * Lecture 3 - "Tradition" * Lecture 4 - "Family" * Lecture 5 - "Democracy"
  3. Course Modules
    1. Navigating the Legal Environment
      http://www.ais.msstate.edu/age/lesson9/index.html
      Part of the "Agribusiness in a Global Environment" curriculum, this lesson seeks to help students o Categorize the various types of legal systems used throughout the world o Compare the methods used in settling global legal disputes Analyze the effect of the United States' laws on global business practices Appraise the types of trade barriers Evaluate the effects of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on global trade
    2. Women's Peace Mission to European Capitals, 1915
      http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/
      Editorial Project of the "Women and Social Movements in the United States" web site During World War I, the International Congress of Women at The Hague adopted a plan for continuous mediation with belligerent nations. To launch this plan, thirty women toured European capitals during May and June of 1915. The documents collected here focus on the experiences of the American delegates, specifically Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, and Alice Hamilton, during their European travels.
  4. Case Studies
    1. Teaching Human Rights Online (THRO) - Case Study Library
      http://oz.uc.edu/thro/index.html
      Implemented by Howard Tolley and the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
  5. Portals
    1. Center for International Education - Teaching Resource Guides
      http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/staff/1082
      These online resource guides were developed by the Center for International Education (CIE) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) for participants in its annual Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI). http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/Pub/gssi.shtml
    2. Foreign Affairs Online
      http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rjb3v/rjb.html
      Award-winning portal site designed to assist students and other individuals interested in International Relations, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
    3. Justice for Kosovo: Massacre at Cuska
      http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/kosovo/index.htm
      "This site examines in depth one incident of Serb atrocities against Albanians in 1999. The site employs slides, photos, audio segments, maps, and substantial print reportage to give visitors one small piece of the picture of Serb-Albanian conflict in Kosovo. There are interviews here with Serb Militia, the complete diary of a Serbian woman whose town suffered under NATO bombings, the full transcript of the Hague War Crimes Indictment, a description of Serbian police units that participated in the assault on Cuska, the narratives of three Albanian widows whose husbands were massacred, and more."
    4. Plague War
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/plague/
      This Frontline site from PBS features topics on biological warfare, and includes information on the topics and interviews with persons actually involved in weapons development or defense strategies. The focus is on infectious agents with military or terrorist applications, the use of Anthrax and other agents by the white government of Apartheid South Africa, and the deadly leak of Anthrax spores from a Soviet military facility in Yekaterinburg in 1979.