Podcast for Preparing the Next Generation of Global Citizens
PrimarySource has created the “What Teachers Need to Know” podcast specifically for educators who teach about global cultures or world events in their classrooms. In every compact episode, the podcast offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students. The podcast introduces subject-matter experts and explores online resources that can help make a complex and dynamic world accessible for K–12 classrooms. The 12 episodes in The Middle East series focus on such topics as “What and Where Is the Middle East?” “Media Literacy & the Middle East,” and “Learning from Refugees.”
International Women’s Day has provided us with an excellent opportunity to highlight organizations that promote education for women. There are many groups that strive to provide girls and women around the world with important resources, which they may not otherwise have access to. Here is a list of five organizations helping women in their educational pursuits.
I am an ELL teacher at a public high school. Of the 1,200 students who attend, about 150 of them are refugee and immigrant students who come from more than 20 countries, including Nepal, Liberia, Iraq, Somalia, Vietnam, and Mexico. I have a mix of ninth to twelfth graders in all classes. I emphasize writing and speaking in the curriculum through an intensive writing and public speaking project called Journey to America.