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Lacuna: An Interactive, Online Ecosystem

Interpreting complex phenomena through various media is more important than ever in today’s information-rich world. Lacuna is an exploratory, interactive online ecosystem where people can research and discuss significant historical events like 9/11 using the wide array of sources we have collected, which include governmental, professional, academic, literary, and popular documents and responses. Lacuna doesn’t aim to construct a single narrative or a conclusive “truth” of the event. Instead, the diversity of sources and the kinds of interactions and conversations facilitated by Lacuna encourage a form of creative work to inspires new responses to and stories about 9/11.

Stanford Program on International Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)

Since 1976, SPICE has served as a bridge between Stanford University and K–12 schools and community colleges by developing multidisciplinary curricular materials on international topics, conducting teacher professional development seminars, and teaching distance-learning courses. 

SPICE Scholars Corner features videos of scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) discussing contemporary issues and research in their fields of expertise, reflecting FSI’s research interest in the problems, policies, and processes that cross international borders and affect lives around the world. Each video is accompanied by a suggested short activity and/or lesson that can be used in the classroom to help students better understand the content being discussed.

Lesson Plans from the Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative (SHREI) 

In 2011, SHREI launched a fellowship program to advance the teaching of human rights at community colleges. The SHREI fellowship program laid the groundwork for Stanford Global Studies' new and thematically broadened EPIC fellowship program in 2015. Below are lesson plans developed by previous SHREI Fellows.

Online Courses

Teaching About the International Criminal Court