These three lessons are centered on excerpts from the documentary film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness by Joseph Dorman. The film looks at Sholem Aleichem’s life and the culture of the shtetl through several of his short stories, among them "On Account of a
Listen to music recordings and narration paired with The Children of Willesden Lane book and accompanying teacher's guide.
View images from photographer Sara Terry detailing the aftermath of the 1992–1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
View our teacher checklist for preparing to teach current events to middle and high school students. We include recommended news sources, key questions to ask yourself as you plan, and strategies for navigating emotionally difficult or complex topics.
Very few of us can now claim to have just one national or ethnic identity. Increasingly, we share some parts of our identity with people who live elsewhere. Globalization has also changed our perception of who is like us and who is different. In this section we will explore how people’s sense of belonging and identity are changing.
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