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Brief but in-depth analyses of major problems in the world are delivered in seven 23-minute programs, each exploring from various viewpoints a problem's historical roots and potential solutions.

Using news footage and commentary from some of the world’s leading experts, the discussions focus on protecting or enhancing quality of life as globalization moves forward.

“…well-crafted…employs striking video footage from [CBS’s] newsgathering resources as well as interviews with experts in each field to present the particular issue in an effective and interesting manner…A very worthwhile series for high school social studies and current events courses.”—School Library Journal

“This documentary series pulls no punches. Authoritative narration coupled with news footage and riveting still photography set the stage for student discussion and interest.”—Teacher Librarian

“Balanced examinations of the topics are appropriately presented for the intended audience…This is a very valuable series that covers a range of very difficult topics succinctly and thoroughly… Highly recommended.”—Library Media Connection

“…provid[es] in-depth analysis…outstanding…An ideal curriculum supplement…”—Midwest Book Review

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9 and up



Run Time

Total time: 161 minutes

View teacher's guides for each program in this series: