Experience Turkey, the modern, vibrant nation at the intersection of East and West. Explore centuries-old architecture, savor culinary delights and soak up Turkey's rich culture during these two-week tours.
John Gokcen, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Kirkland, WA
Awaken your students' 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
What is at the heart of who we are as a society? Join this session and walk away with classroom-ready tools and activities to teach your students about historical and present day issues and the activists who made a difference. Technology and active learning to engage middle school students in human rights will be emphasized.
Joseph D. Karb, Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School, Springville, NY
Explore Sikh culture, traditions, identity, and faith with "Fun Facts"; "Did You Know"; and "Culture Quiz" segments that entertain and inform. This program will leave students engaged and enlightened.
Janice Singh, Kaur Foundation, Potomac, MD
War is much more complicated than a video game. Give your students the skills to grapple with global issues and explore humanitarian responses to conflict. Free, standards-aligned, ready-to-use resources provided.
Alicia Guajardo, James Lane, American Red Cross, Washington, DC; Joanne Dufour, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
Using narrative, students participate in learning experiences from the viewpoint of a character to construct personal understandings about subject matter and apply literacy skills within a meaningful context. Curriculum provided.
Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia
Janet Wong (janetwong.com) has written e-books on endangered animals, political awareness, and other social issues. Join her in a step-by-step workshop on publishing your own e-book. Come ready to create!
Janet Wong, Princeton, NJ
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