Rick Steves takes us on a journey of discovery to better understand Iran and its 70 million people. Steves captures Persian culture vividly: from Friday prayer in a mosque to non-conformist teen fashions at the mall; from anti-American murals to the hospitality of a family dinner; and from the tranquility of rural life to the crazy traffic of modern Tehran. --> read more »
Rick Steves, Edmonds, WA
Educators with in-country experience will discuss South African socio-economic issues with emphasis on sustainability and disseminate materials for use in African Studies, Economics, AP World History, and Global Studies classrooms.
MaryLynne Fillmon, Westwood High School, Mesa, Arizona; Sharon M. Sweeney, Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, New Jersey
The State Board of Education in Washington created a rule defining environmental and sustainability education and mandating its instruction in pubic school at all grade levels in all subject areas.
Yasemin Alptekin, , Lacey, WA
This interactive session engages participants in discussing how to use literature in teaching about world cultures and global issues. Notable Social Studies Trade Books (2004 - 20011) will be discussed.
Sung Choon Park, Seoul National University, Seoul,
Join our panel of educators in a sharing and learning opportunity to discuss what environmental/sustainability learning "looks like" through traditional and innovative classroom lessons, civic engagement and outdoor education.
Bethany Vosburg-Bluem, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Brett Levy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Sally High, Pagosa Springs City Schools, Pagosa Springs, CO; Matt Hollstein, Columbus Alternative High School/Ohio University, Columbus/Athens, OH
Ready to go lessons, using U.S. foreign policy, documentaries and NGO websites; engage students in in-depth discovery of 26 countries' struggles with water quality and supply.
Anthony Long, , Yakima, WA; none none, , ,
The European Union faces important challenges in the wake of the financial crisis. Panelists will discuss the crisis and the EU's response, the European welfare state, and immigration.
Joe Jupille, University of Colorado: European Union Center of Excellence, Boulder, CO; Beverly Crawford, University of California — Berkeley: European Union Center of Excellence, Berkeley, CA; James Caporaso, University of Washington Seattle: EU Center of Excellence, Seattle, WA; Michael Mosser, The University of Texas at Austin: European Union Center of Excellence, Austin, TX
Explore Asia through powerful units on contemporary issues--Human Rights, Health, and Environment--by The Seattle Times and UW's Jackson School of International Studies. Meet the author and receive materials!
Tamara Leonard, Center for Global Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Innovative and meaningful strategies for combining Social Studies and Physical Education through character and community building activities along with multicultural studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do.
Jessica Schocker, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA; Valerie Cholet, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA
Through actual classroom projects, participants learn how the visual storytelling format called kamishibai (paper theater) helps students create compelling presentations that combine writing, editing, drawing, performance, collaboration, and multicultural history.
Hazuki Kataoka, Leaf Moon Arts, Folsom, CA