It’s Picasso’s birthday! A fitting remembrance of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Themes and Variations reminds us that Picasso’s many gifts were realized in many different media. Follow this link to an interactive analysis of Picasso as printmaker, which explains the printmaking techniques that he put to inventive use over his long career. See close-up comparisons of his works on paper along a number of key thematic and subject-matter dimensions as well as representative pieces from his many different periods.
Commemorate October 24, 1945, the anniversary of the official first day for the United Nations. Jump on the cyberschoolbus to discover global resources such as an introduction to the UN, Country at a Glance where users can view statistics about all UN members, and InfoNation where users can compare country data.
Many other features like video conferences, quizzes and games, globalization projects, and curriculum on world topics are designed to increase students’ awareness of the global condition.