World101 is a course that provides the basic knowledge on the issues, challenges, and opportunities that people face in today's connected world. The course, which will ultimately be comprised of over fifty individual multimedia modules, explains the fundamental concepts of international relations and foreign policy. Appropriate for students of all levels as well as for those outside traditional classroom settings, each module is composed of an overview video and text providing an introduction to the topic. Additional resources - from timelines to ancillary videos, slideshows, maps, charts, and infographics - enable a deeper dive into the topic and demonstrate its relevance to their daily lives.
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From essays and discussion questions to glossaries and up-to-date reading lists, World101 provides comprehensive teaching resources for each of our modules.
East Asia & The PacificTeaching Resource
Fifty years ago, life expectancy, education, and GDP in East Asia and the Pacific were well below the global average. Today, the region is almost unrecognizable. It’s home to some of the world’s…
South & Central AsiaTeaching Resource
The two areas that make up this region, South Asia and Central Asia, have a rich heritage. They are home to some of the world’s oldest religions and are at the crossroads of the historic Silk Road…
As many countries make economic strides, equality and sustainability remain important challenges.
Sub-Saharan AfricaTeaching Resource
Sub-Saharan Africa is a remarkably diverse region, with hundreds of ethnic groups speaking two thousand of the world’s seven thousand languages. It also has the world’s youngest and fastest-…
Monetary Policy and CurrenciesTeaching Resource
A country’s economic decisions can have far-reaching effects.
The growing interconnectedness of the world has both benefits and drawbacks.
Climate ChangeTeaching Resource
Climate change poses an extraordinary threat to the planet and its inhabitants.
Global HealthTeaching Resource
Despite medical advances, new health threats and challenges are on the horizon.
Cyberspace and CybersecurityTeaching Resource
The internet has upended the way citizens, governments, and businesses interact.
Nuclear ProliferationTeaching Resource
Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons presents an enormous challenge.
Reducing threats is a major challenge for both governments and citizens.
As trade becomes increasingly globalized, new partnerships and disputes emerge.