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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?
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
LIVE from the Field: CARE Afghanistan
WED, April 29 – WED, May 20 – 4 Part Series
Middle and High: 7:30-8:30 AM EDT
In partnership with CARE, one of the key NGOs that is supporting development in Afghanistan, this four-part videoconference series will allow students to go beyond the headlines and learn firsthand about the issues facing Afghans. What are the current challenges facing Afghanistan? How are students, young widows, and other vulnerable groups affected by these challenges? What role does CARE play in aiding the redevelopment efforts? How are the U.S. and other governments participating? Students will have the opportunity, first-hand, to speak with Afghan students and CARE staff members about the past, present and future direction of their country, despite the manifold issues they are facing, many of them life-threatening.
Afghanistan’s Widows: War’s Forgotten Victims
WED, April 29
7:30-8:30 AM EDT/4:00-5:00 PM Kabul Time
It has been said that Kabul is the “widows’ capital of the world,” housing as many as 50,000 widows. As the war in Afghanistan continues to affect the civilian population, the plight of the widows is a significant issue to be discussed as injustice surrounds this overlooked community of girls and women across the generations. In this follow-up session, students will have a special opportunity to revisit this issue from GNG and CARE’s videoconference from Spring 2008. Students will come face to face with this group of incredible women to learn of their resilience and the real challenges that continue to face them today.
Can’t join the videoconference? Then watch it live! All of GNG’sprograms can be watched via live streaming.
Instructions are as follows:
Username: Polycom/ Password: specialClick on ‘Live Streaming’.
Hit the play button icon.
For more information about Global Nomads Group’s programs, please contact Grace@gng.org or 212.529.0377
Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30
Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14
Theme: ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE; GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Grades: 7-8, 9-12
Cost (includes 2 videoconferences): $300
In its 10-year history, Global Nomads Group has conducted videoconferences in more than 40 countries and reached more than one million young people. Each year, as many as 10,000 students participate in GNG’s interactive programs, which have been recognized for their educational value and innovation.
“Drill, Baby, Drill?” This mantra was repeated time and time again in the Presidential election last fall. What is all this talk of drilling and alternative energy about, and why should we care? In this 4-part PULSE series, students will explore the various sources of energy that have been significantly discussed in the media in recent months and their indelible impact on the environment. We will look into alternative fuel for vehicles – and what our GM Suburbans may look like in the future; nuclear energy and its significant role in the international community; solar energy; and dams. In addition, young people will have the opportunity to speak directly with scientists and experts in the field of energy.
Flickr photo by mandj98
FROM GLOBAL NOMADS GROUP: “In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2009, GNG will be celebrating the remarkable achievements of women worldwide all week long! Students will study a series of women who have taken exquisite leadership in their communities by learning how they are changing and shaping our world!
Dates: Tues., March 3 | Wed., March 4 | Thurs., March 5 | Fri., March 6
Theme: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Grades: 7-8, 9-12
Cost: $200/ per VC or $800/ Entire Program Series/ or membership price*
In partnership with CARE, we will celebrate International Women’s Day through viewing a documentary called A Powerful Noise the evening of March 5 (details to follow for those schools who sign up). On March 6, students will have the unique opportunity to speak with an individual involved with the making of this documentary.