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Ten years ago on September 11th, U.S. national security was compromised, international relations became strained and lives were changed forever. In what ways have the events that took place on September 11th impacted the lives of so many and how have they changed U.S. relations with the Arab world?
In this 2-Part PULSE videoconference program, students will reflect upon the impact of 9/11 in light of the Arab Spring and discuss how current events will shape our future. Students will have the opportunity to share their personal experiences and learn an important piece of our history while discussing politics, international relations, and U.S. security. Through individual reflection and classroom discussion, students will share their thoughts and ideas for the future.
For nonmembers (of GNG), this program is $300 –> $150 per session; both sessions are required. Limited space is still available for this important distance learning event.
Global Nomads Group’s [GNG] mission is to foster dialogue and understanding among the world’s youth. By doing so GNG, serves as a vehicle for awareness, bridges the boundaries of cultural misconception and instills in our audience a heightened appreciation and comprehension of the world in which we live.
GNG’s PULSE program registration begins Monday, August 22nd! PULSE Programs are virtual, town hall meetings designed to give students a forum to deliberate some of the most challenging issues of our time. 2-Part PULSE programs meet over a period of two days, one hour per session. Multi-Part PULSE programs meet over several periods of time for one hour per session. Check out their upcoming programs:
9/11: 10 Years Later
In this program, students will reflect upon the impact of 9/11 in light of the “Arab Spring” and discuss how current events will shape our future.
Pillars of Islam
Engage in frank discussion about perceived (mis)conceptions about Islam and learn about the pillars of the faith.
The Arab Spring
This multi-part program will explore both the causes and consequences of those events through country-specific case studies and first-hand perspectives of people who experienced them on the ground. This program will run once a week for 5-6 weeks.
Today’s Native Americans
By getting to know different members of this vastly diverse community, students will learn about today’s Native Americans and how their lives, perspectives, identities, and dreams define the modern Native American experience.
Cotton: The Global Fabric of Our Lives
As demand continues to outstrip supply, how will the international production, exchange, and uses of cotton affect both the international relations of our countries and us as individual consumers?
In March, I blogged about an art project Students Rebuild was putting together so young people could help their peers in Japan. It looks like students and their teachers have really responded to this project! Students Rebuild was requesting students to fold paper cranes. Why? Cranes are sacred creatures in Japanese culture. According to legend, anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. The cranes sent into Students Rebuild will be woven into an art installation – a symbolic gift from students around the globe to Japanese youth…
This info below is directly from the Students Rebuild website on their efforts to support Japan in the midst of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Here are updates, news, and requests- please read carefully, as today has a deadline for part of the Paper Cranes program-
4/13: We’ve received paper cranes from 49 of the 50 United States! (Anyone folding cranes in Mississippi??) Also, at least 19 countries mailed cranes to date!
4/11: Wow, you are incredible! Catching up on last weekend’s mail, we blew past our goal of 100,000 paper cranes! I wonder how many we’ll get by the April 15 deadline? While the donation has been triggered ($200,000 for Japan!), we know many more are in the mail. Don’t worry—cranes postmarked by the 4/15 deadline will live on as an amazing piece of art… how many do you think we’ll have by Friday’s deadline?
4/4: Postmark your cranes by *APRIL 15* Since we’re welcoming dozens of packages & parcels a day (too many to count!), we’re making it official: please mail in your cranes (postmarked) by Fri., April 15! We’ll continue to post updates as they flock in, so check out our homepage crane-counter for the latest.
4/1: Mark your boxes with a crane count: Please help us speed up the crane-counting by labeling the number of origami cranes on each package you send our way. Our dedicated volunteers send their appreciation!
Students Rebuild is an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation. The Virtual Learning Center learned about it from Global Nomads Group, one of our favorite videoconference content providers.
Designed for Global Nomads Group’s the second set of participants- the educators in the classrooms- these professional development sessions will provide an overview of the 2-part PULSE program- including the curriculum, expectations guidelines, and interactive videoconference tips and best practices. In addition, teachers will have the opportunity to “virtually” meet one another and share their expectations and goals for all PULSE programs. What a great way to get everyone on the same page! These sessions are free for the teachers whose classes are participating in upcoming PULSE programs. New Links to New Learning members, if you are interested in any GNG videoconferences, let me know and I will help you get them scheduled (including this PD session).
GRADE LEVELS: 7-8; 9-12 | DATES: Thursday, January 27 or Wednesday, February 2
Spring program registration is just around the corner! Please stay tuned for GNG‘s registration e-mail Friday, December 10th. Below is a sneak peek of what’s to come!
Embark in a life changing journey as students speak to their Haitian peers about life and the prospects for the future in earthquake shattered Haiti.
The Sudan Referendum
Explore the complexities of state-building and the regional implications of the January 9th Sudan Referendum.
The Economics of Corn
Examine how corn, a basic staple of our diet, plays an important and at times controversial role in American foreign relations and policy.
Pillars of Islam
Engage in frank discussion about perceived (mis)conceptions about Islam and learn about the pillars of the faith
CARE International: Defending Dignity, Fighting Poverty
A week-long celebration of Care International’s 65th anniversary in conjunction with Int’l Women’s Day
Learn more about CARE’s work with women in Nepal and the various issues affecting their livelihoods.
Learn about the ongoing conflict and the ensuing consequences of the turmoil experienced in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Border Crossings: Mexico/US
Gain various perspective about the US/Mexico border crossing and learn about its causes and consequences.
You can join Global Nomads Group over interactive videoconference as they examine the BP Oil Spill with students who have been directly impacted in the Gulf Coast; travel to Haiti as they work with Haitian students to help re-build schools, or chat with young Pakistanis who are recovering from catastrophic floods that have affected more than 14 million people.
GNG is committed to bringing their signature programs into your classroom, connecting students from across the country and around the world to engage in dialogue and raise awareness about pertinent global issues. Registration started August 26th on a first-come, first-served basis for the fall programs.
Some other programs you’ll see GNG offer this school year:
- Tres Bosques/Three Forests, One World
- CARE International: Defending Dignity, Fighting Poverty
- Pulse: Global Conversations on Immigration
- ONE LENS: Look. Engage. Network. Sense: Cultivating Cross Cultural Literacy Through Film and Digital Stories
One of Global Nomad Group‘s spring 2010 Pulse programs is coming up at the beginning of March. Pulse programs are virtual, town hall meetings designed to give students a forum to deliberate some of the most challenging issues of our time. Single part programs only meet one time. Two-part Pulse programs meet over a period of two days.
International Women’s Day 2010: Half the Sky LIVE! is a two-part Pulse program where students will explore the plight of women around the world in this weeklong event. On Day One, students will speak with an extraordinary group of women who have lived through insurmountable odds. In partnership with CARE, students will have the opportunity to participate in a nationwide event- Half the Sky LIVE!
Join hundreds of others around the country on the evening of Thursday, March 4 to watch this year’s featured film, Woineshet (directed by Academy Award® Winner Marisa Tomei) and afterward, “sit in” on a distinguished panel*. The following day, students will engage in a dialogue with the filmmakers and CARE staff to learn what they can do to support the livelihood of women around the world.
Half the Sky LIVE! – On March 4 at 7:30 p.m. local time, CARE presents Half the Sky LIVE in movie theaters nationwide! Inspired by the best-selling book from Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky LIVE! celebrates International Women’s Day 2010 with musical performances, celebrity commentary, and the world premiere of Woineshet, a powerful short film directed by Academy Award® Winner Marisa Tomei. Watch the pages of Half the Sky come to life onscreen as Woineshet chronicles the struggles of a poor Ethiopian woman who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence & discrimination.
–> According to Fandango, Half the Sky featuring Woineshet will be shown at the AMC Esquire at 6706 Clayton Road in St. Louis, Missouri.
TITLE: International Women’s Day 2010: Half the Sky LIVE!
THEMES: Global Development; Human Rights & Conflict; Sustainable Communities
GRADE LEVEL: 7-8, 9-12
DATE/TIME: Wednesday March 3/7:30 AM- 8:30 AM EST; Friday March 5/ 11:30 AM-12:30 PM EST
*Students must attend the Half the Sky LIVE! Screening on Thursday, March 4 in order to participate in the Friday, March 5 program. Students will be responsible for finding transportation to their local theatre.
**Dates and times are tentative and are subject to change
COST: $300, or GNG Membership Price (CSD has membership) | Sign up here
(New Links to New Learning members, contact CSD).