Global Connections

Exploring Asia's Diversity


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!

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Keith Snodgrass, The South Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
480
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Connecting Human Rights and Your Elementary School Using Digital Media


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Carolyn Weber, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
310
session id: 
113
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"Create-a-Culture:" An Elementary Inquiry Project


"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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
371
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Walmart as a Window to Teach Global Interdependence


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Han Liu, Department of Teacher Education, Shppensburg, PA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
907
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Engaging Global and Civic Ideals Classroom: Applying NCSS Standards


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Frederick Isele, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL

Room: 
615
session id: 
744
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The Rise of Islam: Why It Matters in Social Studies


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.

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

James Moore, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Room: 
203
session id: 
47
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Diverted to Delhi: Curriculum on Outsourcing in the Global Economy


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.

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

Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute - UT Austin, Austin, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
150
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Canada-U.S. Transborder Issues: Bridges, Pipelines, Trade, and Tourists


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.

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

Ruth Writer, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, MI; Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine--Orono, Orono, ME

Room: 
303
session id: 
300
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Exploring The Ethics of Outsourcing to China with PBS' POV Series


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.

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

Eliza Licht, POV | American Documentary (PBS), Brooklyn, NY; Jamie Dobie, POV | American Documentary (PBS), Brooklyn, NY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
438
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Sports, Politics, and Social Change in the Modern Middle East


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.

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

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

Room: 
610
session id: 
42
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