We will compare and contrast the reporting of the watershed events such as 9/11, The Arab Spring, and the Conflict in Syria in western media with Al Jazeera's reporting.
This session uses jazz music to convey the elements of democracy in an Arab context. Participants join a Socratic circle to discuss Tunisia as a blueprint for modern society.
"Oh Say Can you See . . . " or hear citizenship in action? Come and engage in classroom-read/tested activities in which citizenship is discussed through reactions to music.
This paper seeks to explain and analyze how Arab women, across the globe, are using social media to participate in the Arab Spring and the possible benefits from their participation.
Presenters will share an innovative curricular approach to global education, which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, democratizes conversation through social media, and requires students to move from awareness to action.
Through modeling a narrative approach to studying the Moroccan Medina and examining research on engaging pedagogies, participants will understand how intercultural and global understandings are demonstrated through problem-solving experiences.
A Moroccan secondary teacher who recently spent five months in the U.S. shares his knowledge/experiences with democracy in both countries and converses with the audience based on their comments/questions.
The purpose of this hands-on session is to discuss learning strategies that help students become active participants in their own learning in the classroom and beyond.
Both programs lead students through interactive, real world curricula, culminating with ballots cast at the actual polls (Kids Voting), or an official naturalization ceremony on their campus(Citizenship Counts).
In the Elementary classroom it is important to immerse the children in the global community. I will show how to teach the importance of respect and understanding for other cultures.