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Lesson Plan: TingaTinga Inspired African Masks

tinga tinga maskStudents at Lincoln Elementary in Ponca City, Oklahoma made TingaTinga style masks inspired by Tanzanian painter Edward Said Tingatinga.

The masks were exhibited at the school’s Building Bridges Multicultural Festival for families, funded by a 2013-2014 Sharing the Dream Grant.

Download a lesson plan. Read more about Lincoln Elementary’s project here.

 

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Global Resources for Schools: Women’s History Month

clay peace 2March is Women’s History Month, a time to explore and celebrate women leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and scientists who have changed the world.

Some class project ideas for March:

  • Research women world leaders for a blog
  • Film a documentary about women’s contributions to social change around the world
  • Publish an international newspaper reporting on breakthroughs in medicine, science and the arts by women
  • Discuss gender, age and cultural barriers and how they can be overcome

Resources to start:

Nobel Prize Awarded Women Bios of the 43 women who have been awarded the Nobel Prize between 1901 and 2012.

Women Inventors features biographies of women inventors.

Distinguished Women of Past & Present includes bios organized by category (e.g., government and politics, engineering, literature).

Women’s History Month Activities & Lesson Plans. Activities can be adapted to include women from all regions of the world.

Women’s History Month provides resources for teachers.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians explores the achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

Children’s Encyclopedia of Women. Created by 3rd–4th graders at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

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Global Resources for Schools is our twice-monthly feature highlighting international focused organizations, educational websites and resources to support educators in their efforts to create globally oriented schools.

Do you have a website, organization, resource or idea to share? Tell us about it in a comment.

Global Resources for Schools: Asia Society

asia society Asia Society is an educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States.

Its website features a wide range of classroom resources exploring the Asia-Pacific region, including:

Mark your calendars! Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning Conference will be June 28-29, 2013 in New York City. To learn more, click here.

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Global Resources for Schools is our twice-monthly feature highlighting international focused organizations, educational websites and resources to support educators in their efforts to create globally oriented schools.

Do you have a website, organization, resource or idea to share? Tell us about it in a comment.

Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning Annual Conference, June 29-30, 2012 in Brooklyn, NY

June 29-30, 2012 | Brooklyn, NY

PATHWAYS TO GLOBAL COMPETENCE

The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference is the only one that brings together educators, business leaders, policymakers, and resource providers to focus on developing American students’ global competence.

The conference will include state-of-the field presentations, interactive dialogue, and dozens of hands-on workshops, plus an expeditionary learning experience that will take you throughout New York City.

Register today! Early-bird registration discounts in effect until March 27.

The annual conference has four strands:

Innovations in Teacher Practice will focus on current teaching practices that incorporate global education with the demands of the Common Core State Standardsand 21st century skills. Attendees will walk away with practical tips and techniques to help transform their classes into student-centered environments.

Exploring the Global Issues of Today will provide educators with information on the various global issues that impact the world today. Sessions will address the impact of China’s urbanization, dealing with race and religious diversity in the classroom, and tips on how to teach global issues through the use of photography within the curriculum.

Technology and Media Integration will provide educators with information on how to integrate the use of technology and media in the classroom to create a truly global environment. The focus will be to engage educators in experiences that model teaching for 21st century skills.

Assessing Student Work centers on the power of student work and what educators can learn about their students through thoughtful analysis of this work. Sessions will include topics such as promoting student choice, voice, and reflection in the classroom, as well as techniques on how to create student portfolios within a global education curriculum.

For more information & to register click here.


Sharing the Dream

Grants for pre-K-8 school projects that create global classrooms where children—and families—can safely connect, exchange ideas and learn together.

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