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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All Teaching Resources
From essays and discussion questions to glossaries and up-to-date reading lists, World101 provides comprehensive teaching resources for each of our modules.
Prelude to the Global EraTeaching Resource
Explore how events before 1900 continue to shape today's world.
Migration influences the world’s economies, cultures, and politics in major ways.
The AmericasTeaching Resource
The Americas make up almost all of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic tundra all the way down to the Antarctic Peninsula. The region is home to powerful economies and vibrant democracies.…
Monetary Policy and CurrenciesTeaching Resource
A country’s economic decisions can have far-reaching effects.
As trade becomes increasingly globalized, new partnerships and disputes emerge.
Reducing threats is a major challenge for both governments and citizens.
Middle East & North AfricaTeaching Resource
The Middle East and North Africa is a diverse region that was once home to great civilizations. Today, however, this region is weighed down by several challenges, including repressive governments…
Discover what happens when the rules and norms governing society break down.
Global GovernanceTeaching Resource
Explore the international institutions designed to promote peace and prosperity.
Forms of GovernmentTeaching Resource
A country's form of government determines whether citizens' voices are magnified or minimized.
Building BlocksTeaching Resource
Learn how nationalism, self-determination, and sovereignty shape the world we live in.
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-…
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…
Europe, a region with a long history of conflict, reinvented itself after World War II. It worked to create a lasting peace through economic and political integration, culminating in the European…
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…
Nuclear ProliferationTeaching Resource
Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons presents an enormous challenge.
The growing interconnectedness of the world has both benefits and drawbacks.
Global HealthTeaching Resource
Despite medical advances, new health threats and challenges are on the horizon.
As many countries make economic strides, equality and sustainability remain important challenges.
Cyberspace and CybersecurityTeaching Resource
The internet has upended the way citizens, governments, and businesses interact.