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Shadow World (Independent Lens/PBS)

This documentary invites viewers to "discover the shocking reality of the global arms trade through the stories of those who perpetrate and investigate this shadow economy – the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives."
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:00pm
Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program at They are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm ET.
Travel the world affordably, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom!
It's not too late to enter our Imagine the Future - Youth Video Challenge! The Kid Museum at Davis Library (Bethesda, MD), in partnership with the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, "invites kids ages 11-18 to visualize how they would make the world a better place by 2042. In the spirit of Clarke, who used film and storytelling to imagine the future, kids are asked to submit a short video demonstrating an imaginative solution to a future problem, using science, technology, art, or design. It's free, fun and easy for kids to take part in—as simple as using a smartphone for a video recorder."
High School students can experience a new world and expand their horizons by studying abroad as part of their high school experience. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers scholarships to high school students (ages 15-18) to study abroad for one academic year. International exchange programs give students the opportunity to establish long-lasting ties with people around the globe, promote mutual understanding, learn a new language, and develop global leadership skills. Previous language study is not required.
Today’s students will be graduating into a world that is ever more interconnected. One in ten Americans is foreign born, and local communities—urban, suburban, and rural—are growing more diverse. Our students will be working with people from different cultures, whether as part of a diverse community here at home or as part of an international team. To take advantage of global market opportunities, companies want employees with the knowledge and skills to work across cultures.

The Vietnam War (Ken Burns/PBS)

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 9:00pm

Model UN for High Schools (American University)

Your school is invited to attend the fifth session of the American University Model United Nations Conference (AmeriMUNC). Early next year, February 2-4, 2018, AmeriMUNC will be held on American University's campus in Washington, DC. These summer months -- July and August -- are the time to get your principal and social studies department chair enthused about this great experience for your students.

International Affairs Resources Library (Dr. Wayne Selcher)

A free, virtual library, International Affairs Resources, has over 2,000 carefully selected, annotated links in 34 international affairs categories. It is frequently maintained, receives worldwide use daily, and is designed for teachers, professors, scholars, students, researchers, diplomats, and the interested public, among others.
July 3, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT to July 28, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
Earn professional development hours or university credit with Population Education this July.  


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