Guides and Teaching Materials

Extension Activity Ideas: Ideas and materials for extension activities, submitted by teachers, mentors,...

Anne and the Queen: Sample Conversation between Anne Frank (student) and Queen Isabella (mentor)

Place Out Of Time Student Guide: Student Guide written by a former high school participant, Jonah Roth.

Researching your character: Also curated by Caroline Mossing, this site collects a number of excellent re...

Evaluating Information & Evidence: Questions to ask about the information we find, so as to make the best possib...

Character Op-Eds on Today's Issues: Adam Rosenbaum (of the Addlestone School in Charleston, South Carolina) creat...

Describing a Text/Image Handout : Our partner Miriam Raider-Roth (Associate Professor at University of Cincinna...

Claiming student characters (for facilitators) : A 2-minute video on how to obtain student character logins, if you are a teac...

POOT in the Classroom: Made as part of a research project funded by the Carnegie Foundation, this sh...

US Poverty & Homelessness Resources: Addresses ethics, legal rights, poverty, media and homelessness, including a ...

Italian Court System Description : This website provides a clear and thorough explanation of the Italian court s...

Protection of Human Rights in Court of Cassation: This is a short academic article that describes the Court of Cassation's hist...

Italian Welfare System Overview : Overview and description of the Italian welfare system, including unemployment.

Italian Food Security Infographic*: Visual graphic that describes Italy's food security status from the global fo...

Dignity in the US Judicial System : Harvard Law Review article that examines how dignity is interpreted and under...

Italian Constitution: English Translation: PDF of the Italian Constitution, translated to English.

UN Address on Refugees: Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speech to the General ...

TED talk: Citizen of the World*: Full video of activist Hugh Evans discussing the need for global citizenship ...

Olympic Refugee Team Spotlight*: Description and personal videos of the Olympians for the Refugee team, presen...

Writing the Profile: A BRIEF summary of some useful things for the students to consider in doing t...

Screencast Video: How does the Italian Court System Work?: Screencast by Chloe Bakst of the ICS/POOT staff

Questions to accompany the Screencast on the Italian court system: Questions developed by Leah Robinson of the POOT faculty team.

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