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Today in History: U.S. Senate Approves U.N. Charter 

July 28, 1945 marks the day when the U.S. Senate approved the charter that established the United Nations, a global organization whose name was coined in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when 26 nations pledged to continue fighting against the Axis Powers led by Nazi Germany. While the official charter was signed on June …

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Teaching Current Events: Resources for Teachers 

News stories offer many possibilities when it comes to bringing new topics to life in the classroom. For one thing, teaching students about current events allows for a multitude of opportunities to help students understand contemporary culture and gather their thoughts on issues as they unfold. Current events can be used as jumping off points …

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World Affairs in Foreign Films: Getting the Global Picture 

Title: World Affairs in Foreign Films: Getting the Global Picture Author: Roberta Seret Publisher:  McFarland Call number: PN1995.9.F67 S48 2011 From the Publisher: There is nothing so engaging, so true to life as film to transport students to unfamiliar places. This textbook introduces foreign cultures and global concepts through 13 award-winning films from around the …

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