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Teaching Global Understanding at the Elementary age Through Cultural Immersion

In the Elementary classroom it is important to immerse the children in the global community. I will show how to teach the importance of respect and understanding for other cultures.

Linking the World/Teaching Global History as Mystery

Global history taught as a basic building block promoting tolerance, understanding, & diminishing ethnocentrism, among nations and cultures by presenting original sources and issues as 'mysteries' solved through shared discovery.

Promoting Democracy Education and Global Awareness through Classroom Simulations

Learn how simulations promote democracy education. Participants will role-play countries in a simulation of the UN Democracy Fund, debating how to best promote grassroots democracy initiatives in the Near East.

Understanding Ethiopia: A Pilot Study abroad Project

In 2012, 15 students spent two months on a State Department-funded study abroad project in Ethiopia learning about history, cultures and language. The presentation will describe this experience with educators.

The Rule of Law: Foundation for Democratic Citizenship

Teaching students that the rule of law is the foundation for all democratic ideals will ensure an engaged citizenry that values equity, social justice and opportunity for all people.

Building Global Citizens - International Service Learning

This International Studies Programme combines character education and service learning in a unique global classroom. West Island College Students travel around the world learning about sustainable development through service learning.

The possibilities and limits of education for democracy in schools

This paper discusses the challenges and dilemmas of democratizing schools from a practical and philosophical perspectives.It suggests a possible balance between the demands and needs of students, teachers, and society.

The Possibilities and Limits of Inquiry-Based Curriculum in Civics Classes in Arab High Schools in Israel

In this ethnographic study I examined the perspectives and understandings of civic teachers, policy makers, community members, about the implementation of community-based curriculum in one Arab city in Israel.

Strengthening Democracy Education through Ethical Reasoning

A university curriculum to help students negotiate conflicting ethical concerns in personal, professional, and civiic life is presented, and attendees consider how ethical decision making can strengthen democracy education.

Folktales using Binary Opposites and Holistic Perspectives to teach Democracy

Explore a method of using folktales from around the world to teach democracy by emphasizing binary opposites, holistic perspectives, and focusing on the characters and events of the story


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