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How to Become an Expert in Foreign News?

I have been offered a somewhat prestigious job in foreign news. I have been working in other areas of journalism for the last decade, but am not particularly well versed in international news. So I am looking to bone up on, basically, the entire history of the world, all of its current political leaders/conflicts, geography, current expert thinkers/critics on regional international questions. Aside from getting a world map shower curtain, what else should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Sep 14, 2014 - 16 answers

Road scholar

Let's say you have a kid - 10-15 years old, so maybe grades 5-10 - and you decide to pull them out of school for a year. During that time, you are going to drive around the United States with the goal of learning, in an authentic way, as much as possible about American history, culture, and geography. Where do you go, and what do you read? [more inside]
posted by goodbyewaffles on Aug 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Cultural values affecting foreign policy?

To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Feb 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Where'd that water come from?

Can you tell me about this large reservoir just east of Mexico City, apparently called Lago Nabor Carrillo? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jan 6, 2012 - 1 answer

Map-making software that allows picking individual geographical features?

Is there any software (online or Mac) that will help me to make clean, simple custom maps for a classroom? Ideally, I'd start with a simple, blank outline map, then be able to add features one at a time. (For example, perhaps I'd select "Ohio River" from a dropdown menu, and then it would appear on the map.) [more inside]
posted by SpiralT on Nov 20, 2011 - 10 answers

So I want to be a social studies textbook editor...

A few years ago I landed on this idea of what I think may really be the perfect fun-and-interesting job for me: a textbook editor. But even more so with social studies content. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on May 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Around the world in 200 books

I'd like to read a book about each country's history, ideally one offering as comprehensive of a timeline as possible. My goal is to get a brief overview of the history of a region rather than a specific focus on any singularly important event. I'm looking for specific suggestions for any and all countries. Since that is a fairly wide net to cast, I'd settle for the best choices on the countries with the longest and most interesting histories and/or specifically interesting books. I have a Kindle, so bonus points for books available in that format.
posted by highfidelity on Apr 26, 2011 - 20 answers

Where is "Landerthal near Blaustaden, Austria"?

My grandparents were part of a group taken to Austria as slave laborers via the Strasshof concentration camp. The last surviving member of the group remembers their destination as being "Landerthal near Blaustaden, Austria". Does anyone know where this is?
posted by Joe in Australia on Mar 15, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the last geographical feature in the world to be named?

Has every geographical feature of the world been named? What was the last (or most-recent) geographical feature to be named, and when? [more inside]
posted by myrrh on Feb 12, 2010 - 20 answers

Dairy in Asian Cuisine?

Why do dairy products have a limited geographic range in Asian cuisine? [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Dec 17, 2009 - 22 answers

Deepen my world knowledge.

Human rights violations around the world. What are countries with histories of major modern human rights violations that I may not think of? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Nov 1, 2007 - 38 answers

Has there ever been a way that hasn't had religion at its heart?

Has there ever been a war that hasn't had religion or religious persecution at its heart? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Nov 25, 2006 - 35 answers

Displaying historical information on wiki maps?

Help a History Professor: How do I create a local history and geography website with wiki functionality? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Nov 5, 2006 - 8 answers

What happened to 23rd Street?

What happened to 23rd Street? [more inside]
posted by localhuman on Oct 10, 2006 - 12 answers

What tv shows would you recommend for learning about history and evolution of human society and connections across times and places and disciplines ?

What tv shows would you recommend for learning about history and evolution of human society and connections across times and places and disciplines ? [more inside]
posted by studentguru on Jun 29, 2006 - 10 answers

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