- Every Mother’s Son
Organization: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
“In the late 1990s, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic Jew shot and killed outside his Brooklyn home. ‘Every Mother’s Son’ tells of the victims’ three mothers who came together to demand justice and accountability.” (PBS) Read a synopsis of the film, go behind the scenes, learn about community policing, and read excerpts from the NYPD patrol guide. Take a quiz to see how you would act as a mayor, a police officer and a citizen in different situations.
- History Trail: Victorian Britain
Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Find articles, activities, and quizzes on Victorian Britain and the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain.
- World Digital Library
Organization: United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
“The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world… The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information. Navigation tools and content descriptions are provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Many more languages are represented in the actual books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other primary materials, which are provided in their original languages.” (UNESCO)