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Multimedia Resources

In an effort to provide unique resources to teachers and students, SPICE has developed a series of web-based activities and lectures, which were developed to support specific SPICE curricula or presented at teacher workshops. This website will be updated periodically.

Silk Road

The following interactive website was developed as a supplement to the SPICE curriculum, Along the Silk Road, which explores the vast ancient network of cultural, economic, and technological exchange that connected East Asia to the Mediterranean. Both the website and documentary can also be used to supplement textbook coverage of the Silk Road and for independent student learning and research. (other suggested curriculum: Bundled Set: Chinese Dynasties Part One and Two


The following interactive websites and documentary were developed to supplement the unit, The Road to Beijing,which introduces students to the modern Chinese city of Beijing through its history, geography, and major attractions and sights. They can also be used to supplement textbook coverage of Chinese history and modern-day China and for independent student learning and research. (other suggested curriculum: Megacities in the Asia/Pacific Region: Focusing on Their Environmental Impact)

Long-term Radiation Effects

The following lectures were recorded at a day-long teacher workshop, "Examining Long-term Radiation Effects," co-sponsored by Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and SPICE.

These lectures can be used to supplement Examining Long-term Radiation Effects: Case Studies of the Atomic Bombings of Japan and the Chernobyl Power Plant Thermal Explosion and Hiroshima: Perspectives on the Atomic Bombing.

  1. Professor David Marples, director of the Stasiuk Program for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta: "The Chernobyl Disaster: History, Debates, and Consequences"
  2. Professor Herbert Abrams, MD, radiology, emeritus, Stanford School of Medicine, and member-in-residence at Center for International Security and Cooperation: "Long-term Effects of Radiation Caused by the Atomic Bombings of Japan in August 1945"
  3. Takashi Tanemori, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima: "Personal Reflections"

» Videos: Examining Long-Term Radiation Effects

World War II

The following lectures and panel discussions can be used to supplement the teaching of World War II and for independent student learning and research. 

  1. "Pearl Harbor Memory: Survivor Reflections," East-West Center's NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop on Pearl Harbor, AsiaPacificEd Program, East-West Center, Honolulu, July 27, 2009 (courtesy Professor Geoffrey White, University of Hawaii)
  2. "World War II Veterans Panel: Two former kamikaze and one U.S. Navy veteran whose ship (USS Drexler) was sunk by kamikaze attacks," Stanford University, March 14, 2008 (recommended as supplement to film, Wings of Defeat, and SPICE Teacher's Guide for Wings of Defeat).

» Video: World War II Veterans Panel: ''Ripples Across the Pacific''
» Video: Pearl Harbor Memory: Survivor Reflections


Korean Peninsula

North Korea remains one of the most misrepresented countries in the United States. The problem is twofold. First, North Korea is a very isolated and closed society, and accurate and reliable information about the country is difficult to obtain. Second, governmental and media portrayal of North Korea is often one-sided and narrowly focused on negative issues such as the nuclear weapons program. The following lecture was given at Stanford University on March 13, 2009 and is recommended as a supplement to Uncovering North Korea.

Philip Yun, Vice President for Resource Development, The Asia Foundation, San Francisco – "North Korea: A Personal Journey"

» Video: NCTA Teacher Workshop: North Korea


Global Public Health

The following interactive website was developed to supplement the unit, Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, which was designed for students to: recognize the scope and impact of major global infectious diseases; understand the interaction between humans, pathogens, and the environment; identify the basic goals and principles of public health; become conscientious consumers of health information; and become empowered to protect themselves and their community. 

» Interactive Website: Modes of Transmission

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