Global Connections


Learn about global events and history of the Middle East and Liberia through these resources from Global Connections. 

  • Hope in Taylor

    Learn about the democratic elections of Liberia in 1997 and Charles Taylor's election to president in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Military Peacekeeping

    Learn about the uneasy search for peace in Liberia and the capturing of Liberian leader Samuel Doe in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • U.S. Liberian Policy

    Learn about the lack of American action during the Liberian Civil War in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Liberian Civil War & the U.S.

    Learn about the Liberian belief that the United States would eventually step in and help during the civil war in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Liberian Civil War & Ethnic Cleansing

    Learn about the child soldiers that fought in the Liberian Civil War in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Taylor & Affluent Liberians

    Learn about Charles Taylor, a rebel leader with affluent support against Samuel Doe's regime in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Taylor's Rebels

    Learn about the increasing violence Liberian leader Samuel Doe used to stay in power in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Cold War End

    Learn about the dwindling U.S. support for Liberian leader Samuel Doe after the Cold War in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Doe's Corruption

    Learn about the corruption of the regime of Liberian leader Samuel Doe and the U.S. response in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Doe as a U.S. Ally

    Learn about Liberian leader Samuel Doe's visit with Ronald Reagan during the Cold War in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Doe and the United States

    Learn about the support America gave to Samuel Doe's regime in Liberia in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Doe Foresight

    Learn about lack of strong leadership and political understanding of military leader Samuel Doe in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Doe's Leadership

    Learn about the leadership of Liberian military leader Samuel Doe and his persecution of President Tolbert's cabinet in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Americo-Liberian domination

    Learn about the regime of Liberian military leader Samuel Doe in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Doe's Coup, Tolbert's Assassination

    Learn about violent coup led by Samuel Doe that resulted in the death of Liberian president William Tolbert in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Tolbert, A Tragic Figure

    Learn about the struggles of Liberian president William Tolbert to modernize the economy and the pushback he received from party elites with American ancestry in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Tolbert, Liberia and Civil Rights

    Learn about Liberian president William Tolbert who promoted Liberian and African culture in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Tubman and Cold War Politics

    Learn about Liberian president William Tubman and his political relationship with the U.S. in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • FDR's Trip to Liberia

    Learn about FDR's trip to Liberia to visit the black American troops that were stationed there during World War II in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Forced Labor

    Learn about the forced, coerced labor of native Liberians at the hands of the colonizers in the 19th century in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

    Grades: 9-12

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