Winnetka Library summer purchases to support the IGSS curriculum
"End of Poverty (2010) A timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land and other natural resources as well as in forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries The End of Poverty? asks why today 20% of the planet s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate?"
Justice: What is The Right Thing to Do-(2009)- "More than 15,000 students have taken JUSTICE, making it one of the most popular classes in Harvard University s history. Professor Michael Sandel s course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our every day lives. Sandel presents students with ethical dilemmas on modern day issues -- such as affirmative action and same-sex marriage -- then conducts lively, engaging, and remarkably intimate debates that challenge students moral reasoning".
The Global Justice Reader - edited by Thom Brooks,
Essays on social justice; globalization; human rights."
>Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? --Michael J. Sandel
Examines the meaning of justice in a variety of situations and asks the reader to morally and politically reflect on each topic.