Explore Issues of Global Importance with New Database

by Bufkinite@evpl on Saturday, May 16 2009, 11:56am. Viewed 718 times.

Global Issues in Context home pageNeed up-to-the-minute information on child labor?  Want to have an idea about current world opinion regarding the US military's use of torture?  Are you concerned about nuclear weapons in failed states falling into the hands of international terrorist organizations?  Are you confused by the proliferation of different and conflicting information about global climate change and sea-level rise?

Information on all of these issues and much more is available through a new database called Global Issues in Context.  Available through the EVPL database page, this resource offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance, like the ones outlined above, and provides background information on them, placing them in the proper sociopolitical, religious, and cultural context.

Searching Global Issues in Context can take place in a variety of ways, starting with simple keyword searching in a single search box.  There is also a clickable world map, where choosing a particular country then links to issue portals where that country is mentioned.

Global Issues in Context has a great deal of multimedia components, including extensive audio and video clips from such places as NPR, PBS, CBC, and NBC news; interactive maps, and links to world newspapers.

TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS: Global Issues in Context's conten is aligned to state and national social studies and science standards and is up to date.  Thus it can be used across the curriculum.  It also encourages and develops critical-thinking skills by providing students a variety of pertinent global perspectives on the issues.

Check out this resource; it will broaden and deepen your understanding of current events and issues affecting countries and people around the world.


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