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?
CONTENT PROVIDER: GNG
DATES: SEPTEMBER 13 & 15, 2011
TIMES: High School: 10 am CT both days;
Middle School: 12 pm CT both days
THEME: Global Development; Global Politics
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: