Thursday, October 25, 2012

Netflix Movies for Classes

Documentaries on Netflix that I could use in class (haven't seen them...just going off their titles):

World Civ:
Cracking the Mayan Code
Breaking the Maya Code
Egypt's Golden Empire
2012: Science or Superstition
Out of Egypt
Pompeii Back from the Dead
Colosseum A Gladiator's Story
Into the Great Pyramid
Mummies Secrets of the Pharaohs
Greeks Crucible of Civilization

Inside North Korea
China's lost girls
Secret's of Jerusalem's holiest sites

Point of View: Israeli vs. Palestinian

Haven't really looked at it but looks promising: different points of view of Israeli's and Palestinians. 

Also, the documentary Promises.  Don't know how to get it though...

Possible Aztecs/Incas Columbian Exchange Lesson (and chocolate!)

lots of good links here! 

Reading on what it was like for the conquerors to come in and see Tenochtitlan 

History of chocolate

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cortez and the Aztecs

While frantically searching for a more interactive way to teaching the Aztecs, I came across this PBS website of lesson plans. 

I clicked on the lesson plan ideas about the Aztecs and was blown away!  So many good ones.  For example, having a UN discussion of if we should hold a 500th year celebration of Hernan Cortes conquering the Aztecs.  This gets into--was it good for Cortes to conquer?  Was it inevitable?  What are the impacts?  Are the impacts important or could we have lived without them?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Undecided voters on the election

CNN did six profiles on undecided voters and how they feel about their election.  They are each different video clips.  I've only watched one--a recently graduate from college with no job.

Here is a link to the cnn spot where the videos are.

Here is the link to the one I watched. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

African Messages to the U.S.

CNN video clips:  (from the open mic section)

South Africans messages to U.S. (how do they feel about America, etc.)

Kenyans messages to U.S. (how do they feel about America, etc.)

Jerusalem on U.S. Candidates

This video clip shows mini interviews with Israelis and Palestinians on their take on the U.S. Presidency.

Interesting and shows a lot about our relationship with people in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

European Union Online Pamphlet

The EU puts out this pamphlet geared towards young adults.  The purpose is to get to know the EU and to become familiar with its member countries.

Here is the link.