Global Connections

Window to the Circumpolar World: Global Interdependence in the Arctic


The Arctic is receiving increased attention as a result of climate change, natural resource exploitation, and sovereignty issues. If there is a “bright side” to these issues, it is that Arctic indigenous peoples have a greater involvement and more influential voice in international affairs than ever before.   --> read more »

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Presenters: 

Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Amy Sotherden, Center of the Study of Canada/Institute on Québec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Tina Storer, Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Room: 
Consul General of Canada, Seattle, 1501 4th Ave., #600
session id: 
451
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"A Problem from Hell" Revisited: Genocide Prevention Today


How does one approach the subject of genocide? What lessons should be learned? Study both the history and current issues surrounding genocide through discussion and activities suitable for the classroom.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Presenters: 

Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA; Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Boston, MA; Susan Graseck, Choices Program—Brown University, Providence, RI; Kelley Szany, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL

Room: 
3B
session id: 
752
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Teaching Relevant Chinese Histories: Canada, the United States and Mexico


This clinic will address historic issues and make contemporary connections to Chinese experiences in the Americas. Speakers will provide perspectives on U.S. and diasporic histories, multicultural education, civil rights, race relations, voting rights, law, and Chinese culture.   --> read more »

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Presenters: 

Judy Lam Maxwell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancover, BC; Bettie Luke, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, WA; Rebeca Lau, Vancouver, BC; John Jung, Long Beach, CA; Sharyne Shiu-Thornton,University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
session id: 
1025
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Outlines of Buddhism in East Asia


Participants will interact with primary sources in Buddhist arts, literature, and history that connect to major themes in social studies, such as the transmission of ideas between cultures and their local adaptations, the expression of values and beliefs in art and literature, the impact of religion on local societies and economies, and the role of religion in the contemporary world.   --> read more »

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Presenters: 

Mary Cingade, East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Melanie King, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA; Pat Burleson, Orcas Island School District, Orcas Island, WA; Tese Neighbor, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, Seattle, WA; Steven Thorpe, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; Mary Roberts, Stillwater Elementary School, Carnation, WA

Room: 
Seattle Asian Art Museum
session id: 
586
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NYC Global Education Coalition: Non-Profits Building Globally Competent Students


This session will provide participants with resources and strategies to build global competency shared by non-profits in the NYC Global Education Coalition.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Sylvia Wong, Concern Worldwide US, New York, NY; Tonya Muro Phillips, AFS, New York, NY; David Donaldson, US Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
933
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Travel Around the World without Leaving the Classroom


Awaken your student’s curiosity by bringing the world into their classroom and expanding their knowledge of world history, geography, and cultures as well as their skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis through the use of various strategies. A CD with lesson plans and teaching materials tied to various K-12 history, geography, and language arts standards will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ

Room: 
608
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Others’ Lives: Using Current Non-Fiction Resources to Advance Global Understanding


Enrich your students’ views and understanding of historical events, cultural diversity, and global issues through the use of web-based strategies that utilize current non-fiction resources (e.g., memoirs, newspaper articles, etc.) to improve reading comprehension, content knowledge, and interdisciplinary writing skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT

Room: 
608
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Opening Windows to the World While Looking Through a Lens


Every location has a history. Explore limitless possibilities for students to "capture" where their forefathers stood. Educators will be taught to refocus learning social studies methods through a camera lens

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Deborah Jones-Kuykendall, Causey Middle School, Mobile, AL; Andrea Kohutek, Causey MIddle School, Mobile, AL; Deborah Snowden, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
392
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Ten-Day Study Tour to Japan


The Keizai Koho Center organizes 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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Donna Lee Siple, Motoharu Ochiai, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA

Room: 
4C-1
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Empowering Youth to Take Global Action


Global Concerns Classroom (GCC) provides free resources for in-class and after school use on global poverty issues for US secondary schools. Learn more about GCC and receive a free packet of global resources.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Amanda Ruckel, Concern Worldwide US, New York, NY

Room: 
4C-4
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