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 »
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
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.
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
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 »
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
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 »
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
This session will provide participants with resources and strategies to build global competency shared by non-profits in the NYC Global Education Coalition.
Sylvia Wong, Concern Worldwide US, New York, NY; Tonya Muro Phillips, AFS, New York, NY; David Donaldson, US Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY
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.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ
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.
David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT
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
Deborah Jones-Kuykendall, Causey Middle School, Mobile, AL; Andrea Kohutek, Causey MIddle School, Mobile, AL; Deborah Snowden, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
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.
Donna Lee Siple, Motoharu Ochiai, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA
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.
Amanda Ruckel, Concern Worldwide US, New York, NY