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Fall GNG VC Registration Starts in August

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?

Thanksgiving-Themed Videoconferences

Happy Thanksgiving! There are many options for teachers interested in connecting their students to content providers to discuss Thanksgiving-themed topics. Here’s a short list of videoconferences to consider- perhaps for next year- be sure to take some time to digest it all-

• For first and second graders, join The Mariner’s Museum in Sailing into Thanksgiving- learning about life on board the Mayflower and how the ship moved, about the Pilgrims and their life in America, and what inspired the Pilgrims to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.

• Also for first and second graders,  Spending Time with a Pilgrim from East Central Ohio Educational Service Center will engage your classroom in the life of a pilgrim, covering the reasons for leaving England, the harsh first winter, and the friendships that were developed with the Native Americans.

• Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center offers two videoconferences this time of year perfect for Thanksgiving studies: Living in a New Land for prekindergarten through second grade students looks at why the Pilgrims chose to come to the new world, and the settlement they made in the American wilderness. Coming to America! is for third, fourth and fifth grade students and explores the first English settlements in America: Jamestown and Plymouth.

• You may want to consider Holiday Customs and Traditions for your prekindergarten through third grade students. This program, from EarlyWorks Museum, examines Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions in America. What happened in history that began each holiday’s traditions?

• Finally, for a great classroom-to-classroom idea, check out Janine Lim’s recent blog post on her schools’ Turkey Trade collaborations.