Showing posts with label foreign relations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foreign relations. Show all posts

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Crash Course on Foreign Policy

Last fall PBS Digital Studios and Crash Course launched a series on government and politics. The 50th and last installment in the series is about foreign policy. The from trade to human rights to environmental concerns the video covers most facets of what foreign policy is and how governments interact with each other. The video is embedded below.


Applications for Education
As we move forward in the presidential campaign season (which seems to be longer than ever) we'll hear more about each candidate's stance on various foreign policy issues. This video could help students understand why foreign policy questions are asked during campaigns and debates.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

From Snag Films - Ambassador: Inside the Embassy

Snag Films, a service that offers more than 800 free documentary films, hosts a lot of National Geographic films. Earlier this week on Snag Films, I came across Ambassador: Inside the Embassy which was produced by National Geographic in 2002. The hour-long video takes viewers behind the scenes at US Embassies around the world. Viewers will learn about the various functions that US Ambassadors and US Embassies perform around the world. I found the film engaging and I learned a couple of new things while watching.
The film is embedded below. If you're viewing this in RSS you may need to click through to view the video.


Applications for Education
This film could be interesting to use in any social studies class that is studying foreign relations.
Snag Films itself is a great source of high-quality documentary films that you can view for free and embed in your classroom blog or website for free.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Afghanistan Revealed - National Geographic Film
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