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Global Connections

Teaching Global History Outside the Box and Off the Walls

2013 Award for Global Understanding Recipient
The presenter will discuss how global understanding is based on an attitude of empathy toward our own and other cultures, and how examining other cultures and times, people and societies, requires giving them a chance to speak for themselves, studying their own sources in comparison with our culture's views and sources before making important decisions about who will sympathize with or commit to in terms of aid, support, and respect.

Crafting Globally Competent Students

Discover who to integrate global themes into your curriculum using the Common Core State Standards, and learn more about the free resources Global Concerns Classroom provides that will help you craft globally competent students.

Educating Global Citizens and Changing the World through Microfinance: Kiva U.

An exploration of the innovative, free Kiva U global competency curriculum that contains tangible ways to engage students in understanding poverty and microfinance through experiential and project-based service learning.

Educating Global Citizens and Changing the World through Microfinance: Kiva U.

An exploration of the innovative, free Kiva U global competency curriculum that contains tangible ways to engage students in understanding poverty and microfinance through experiential and project-based service learning.

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process

Get tools for teaching major developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process, including material on issues remaining to be negotiated. Experience student activities. Receive lesson plans and student materials.

Empowering Youth as Peacebuilders

Come learn engaging ways to incorporate the themes and skills of international conflict management and peacebuilding into your classroom! You will receive a free resource packet including lessons and activities.

Poster Session-"Go and Know!" Experiential Learning and Service Abroad Made Easy

Integrate "Living Historians" with classroom curriculum and dynamic travel destinations. Create projects with non-profit organizations abroad. Prepare risk-mitigation and safety. Secure professional development credits, financing for unforgettable experiential learning adventures.

Project-Based Learning for Global Competency

World Savvy prepares students to thrive as global citizens. Using World Savvy Classrooms as an example, this session will explore strategies for building global competency through project-based learning.

Ten-Day Study Tour to Japan

The Keizai Koho Center organizes a ten-day fellowship to Japan in the summer that allows teachers to learn first-hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.

Reading South Asia: Recommended Literature and Lesson Plans for K-8

South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.

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