The Berlin Wall—symbol of a divided city within a divided nation within a divided continent—was grounded in decades-old historical divisions at the end of World War II. In August 1961, the German Democratic Republic began to construct the Berlin Wall. At first it was barbed wire, but soon it expanded into a 5 meter high 165 kilometer long network of concrete walls topped with barbed wire, and guarded with gun emplacements, watchtowers, and mines. This book recounts how and why that wall crumbled.
Anti-Corruption: The Global Fight is a new handbook from IIP Publications that outlines the kinds of corruption, their effects, and the ways that people and governments combat corruption through legislative and civil society actions.
For Earth Day on April 22, the 2018 Preserve the Earth poster illustrated by artist Cathie Bleck depicts marine species—dolphins, whales, birds, seals, crabs, tiny plankton along with many others—at risk from ocean debris.
Beginning in the 1950s, the U.S. Department of State sent dozens of America’s greatest jazz musicians to tour the globe becoming known as “the Jazz Ambassadors.” Recognizing the cross-cultural appeal of jazz, American Jazz Ambassadors were able to transcend national boundaries, build new cultural bridges, and tell a larger story about freedom in America.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, jazz took the world by storm in response to popular jazz broadcasts such as Willis Conover’s Voice of America radio show, Music USA. The U.S. Department of State sent America’s greatest jazz musicians—“The Jazz Ambassadors—touring worldwide. These remarkable American jazz musicians were enthusiastically welcomed from Africa to the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The U.S. marks its Independence Day on July 4, the day in 1776 when founding fathers approved the Declaration of Independence. Download your choice of PDF files of this free poster today!
Americans are bound together by the shared belief that individual liberty is essential to free government.
Democracy is more than just a set of specific government institutions.
Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of any democracy. Elections give citizens a voice in their government in the most fundamental way: by deciding who governs.
A simple text message could be ideal for taking a math test for some schools today.
Many of the iconic places and powerful traditions that have shaped our civilization are under siege.
U.S. colleges and universities differ in the academic programs, degrees they offer and campus life.
Crowdfunding harnesses the enthusiasm of social networks to raise money to fund a project.
This handbook provides these tools and guidance for adventurous individuals who are “ready to ride the rocket ship” of being an entrepreneur.
Business’s social media presence is like a conversation—casual and constantly changing.
The world’s great cats face threats from habitat loss, dwindling prey, and conflicts with humans, including poaching and trafficking.
For centuries, humans have marveled at the ability of birds to fly thousands of kilometers across oceans, mountains and national borders. Twice a year, an estimated 50 billion birds undertake extensive journeys to breed and feed.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are safe havens for fish, whales, dolphins, corals, sea turtles and thousands of other precious plants and animals in the sea. They are also living laboratories for scientific research. U.S. partnerships with other countries and regional organizations are helping to conserve and protect the ocean’s irreplaceable resources by establishing effectively managed marine protected areas in more regions around the world.
The law prohibits discrimination by businesses and governments against people who have disabilities.
Hiring qualified candidates who happen to have a disability has proved good for business.
LGBT youth around the world encounter many significant hardships.
Diverse species of wildlife inhabit the Earth’s two polar regions which are our coldest and driest areas. Emperor penguins huddle together on the ice, incubating eggs in winters that bring temperatures as low as negative 48 degrees Celsius. Similarly, the tiny Arctic tern is the only terrestrial resident of both polar regions, flying 80,000 kilometers every year round-trip to catch the Antarctic summer before returning to its Arctic breeding grounds.
Celebrate World Space Week 2017 by downloading this free colorful PDF poster which is available in two resolutions in eight languages. Learn about other new worlds at www.share.america.gov/topics/space and watch the video celebrating World Space Week 2017 on ShareAmerica.
To feed the world we need to reduce the amount of food lost in transit from farms to markets.
This free poster for Women’s History Month acknowledges her achievements and the achievements of all women in music.
We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions.
Mobile phone technology has connected women and girls to market information and opportunities.