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Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues; understanding  other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages; learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles.

May 14, 2021

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5 Ways to Engage Learners with Photography

One photograph can tell a unique and compelling story, capturing a specific moment in time and offering students opportunities to examine themselves and the world. Learning with photography can support meaningful self-inquiry, creativity, imagination, and expression in students’ lives, especially during challenging times. Photography can be used as a powerful tool for teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.

Writing Competition

May 03, 2021

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Competition Exploring the Impact of Writing on the World

From Alexander Hamilton to Ida B. Wells, writers and their works have had a huge impact on how people see the world. The American Writers Museum is inviting teachers to submit entries from their students in the museum’s second annual OnWord Student Writing Competition. Students’ work should be based on this prompt: Using writing as a catalyst to create change in the world, would you empower, inspire, or disrupt?

african american history

Apr 15, 2021

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Reference Center with Perspectives on African American and Global African History

The BlackPast provides a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African Americans and of people of African ancestry around the world. The compilation and concentration of these diverse resources allow BlackPast to serve as the “Google” of African American history.

virtual field trip

Apr 15, 2021

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Live Broadcasts from Remote Regions of the World

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation live into classrooms through virtual speakers and fieldtrips with leading experts across the globe.

global issues

Apr 15, 2021

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Modules on the Issues, Forces, and Actors That Shape Our World

The renewed focus on civics education in this country provides a promising path for readying students for the challenges of twenty-first century citizenship. The Council on Foreign Relations has created a free curriculum to facilitate this critical work. Educators are invited to explore the library of curriculum units—Global Era Issues; Regions of the World; and How the World Works—and Sometimes Doesn’t.

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