Tag Archives: Global Politics
Global Nomads Group (GNG) has a very interesting line-up for 2009-2010. Since there is so much to report, we’re going to do it over a few blog posts (specific dates and times will be revealed later by GNG). First up (can you tell by my word choice that St. Louis has All-Star fever right now?): 2-PART PULSE PROGRAMS.
TITLE: Darfur Debate
THEMES: Conflict and Human Rights; Global Politics
The conflict in Darfur has reached well into its fifth year as hundreds of thousands of Darfuris have been killed and millions more have been displaced. How can this atrocity still continue despite the rallying cry against genocide heard around the world? Students will explore the roots of this conflict and what students can do NOW to influence the outcome of the 21st century’s first genocide.
TITLE: Global Warming and Natural Disasters: Earthquakes, Floods, and Tornadoes, Oh, My!
THEMES: Earth Science; Global Development; Health and Well-Being
Natural disasters have long been part of history – however, with the frequent rate of such news splashing across our various media sources, there is looming debate over the increase of natural disasters crediting climate change and global warming as a critical cause.
TITLE: Domestic Violence: Global Perspectives – In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
THEMES: Conflict & Human Rights; Global Development; Health & Well-Being
According to the American Institute of Domestic Violence, over $5.8 billion is spent each year to care for U.S. victims of domestic violence; 95% of whom are female. Domestic abuse amongst men is on the rise as well, although at much lower rates. What can be done to stop the cycle of violence before it even begins?
TITLE: Money Matters: The Global Economic Crisis: Putting Stock in the Markets?
THEMES: Global Development; Sustainable Communities
NEW Project-Based Learning Lesson Plan, Secondary Level
With glimmers of hope of global economic recovery, global stock and credit markets have somewhat recovered. However, there is a raging debate on whether there is real economic recovery or a government-engineered temporary reprieve from the unprecedented economic crisis the world has faced over the past twelve months. What really happened?