Explore Asia's diversity through two featured curriculum units, "Islam in Asia" and "Youth Culture in Asia," published by The Seattle Times and UW's Jackson School of International Studies. Free materials!
Keith Snodgrass, The South Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
This session provides teachers the opportunity to explore ways to use literacy to teach human rights, including using digital media to create a class online graphic novel.
Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Carolyn Weber, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
"Create-a-Culture" is a cross-curricular, teacher developed program that engages students to examine the world, make global connections and share their learning by creating a documentary.
Rebecca Forbes, Rundle College Elementary School, Calgary, AB; Carla Thio, Rundle College Elementary School, Calgary, AB; Kathleen White, Rundle College Elementary School, Calgary, AB; Ashley Donahue, Rundle College Elementary School, Calgary, AB
This presentation uses Walmart as a window to teach secondary level students global interdependence with cross-curricula learning stations and field-based projects. Audience participation is assured and hands-on activities are involved.
Han Liu, Department of Teacher Education, Shppensburg, PA
ENGAGING GLOBAL IDEAS & PRACTICES inspires Social Studies Teachers to "DIRECTLY CONNECT" school programs worldwide with multiple academic programs including Peace Corps, Heifer International, Habitat for Humanity, et al.
Frederick Isele, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL
This session will examine the increasing importance of Islam in world affairs and offer strategies to help educators teach about Islam and avoid the difficulties associated with this controversial topic.
James Moore, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
This lesson introduces students to multiple perspectives on the outsourcing industry in India. Materials and activities help students analyze pros and cons, while examining effects in the US and India.
Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute - UT Austin, Austin, TX
This unique trade relationship requires continuous cross border movement. Learn more about the Keystone project, proposed bridge between Detroit and Windsor, and movement of goods and people. Materials provided.
Ruth Writer, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, MI; Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine--Orono, Orono, ME
Through a case-study of the documentary LAST TRAIN HOME, PBS' POV series presents strategies for using social-issue documentary film to engage students as active citizens.
Eliza Licht, POV | American Documentary (PBS), Brooklyn, NY; Jamie Dobie, POV | American Documentary (PBS), Brooklyn, NY
How can a sporting event affect American relations with Iran? Represent Palestinian identity? Through sports, students can study principles of international relations as well as history, geography, politics, and sociology.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ