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Dear friends and Midwest affiliates, I appreciate your patience as we
prepare to host the Midwest Regional Conference this year. It will be
held on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at the Lansing
Ramada located at 7501 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917. Room
fees will be $85 and include breakfast. It is 13 minutes from Lansing
City Airport for all our participants flying into Michigan. Details on
the event and speaker forms will be on the www.mcssmi.org web site in
the very near future. Speaker applications will need to be in by April
30th so please consider presenting a session. I hope many of you can
be there to participate in what should prove a great time. Have a good
China and India: Comparisons and Connections
An NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
July 1-19, 2013
Application Deadline: March 4, 2013
The Asian Studies Program of the University at Buffalo invites applications for "China and India: Comparisons and Connections," a three-week NEH summer institute for teachers in July 2013. The Institute is open to thirty teachers and prospective teachers of any grade level or subject in U.S. schools who have the opportunity to teach about China and India in their classes.
Teachers participating in this NEH summer institute will receive a $2,700 stipend to cover travel, accommodations, and meals. They will also receive a set of textbooks, sourcebooks, and primary source materials sent to them prior to the institute. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (www.neh.gov), with additional funding from the UB Confucius Institute (www.confuciusinstitute.buffalo.edu). The application deadline is March 4, 2013.
'Under His Hat: Discovering Lincoln's Story from Primary Sources' http://www.underhishat.org
Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center, a non-profit organization that takes educators on a educational tour to China. The itinerary created are teacher centered with ancient sightseeing, Chinese classroom visits, and opportunity to earn 50 CPDU's (Continuing educational credits) issued by the state of Illinois at the completion of the teachers tour(the CPDU also applies to other states aside from Illinois).
For more information contact:
Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center
Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2013
June 30 - July 12, 2013 (tentative)
Application Due: February 15, 2013
Program Locations: Japan
Program Type: Education Exchange, Public Affairs
Contact: Email: email@example.com
Phone: 412-433-5010, Katsuko Shellhammer
Keizai Koho Fellowship Program
Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania
600 Grant St, Suite 444
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Korea Society invites applications from American educators to participate in the ninth annual Spring Fellowship in Korean Studies program, to be held in Korea from March 27– April 7, 2013. The program includes lectures and discussions on topics of current interest, guided tours, and opportunities for on-site study in locales of historic and contemporary relevance in Korea. It is made possible by financial support from the Freeman Foundation and the Academy of Korean Studies.
Applicants are requested to submit one copy of the application packet, including the application form and supporting documentation, by February 8, 2013 (postmarked) to:
Yong Jin Choi, Vice President
KOREAN STUDIES PROGRAM
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Click here to download the application form.
Applications are welcomed from anyone who qualifies under one or more of the following criteria:
1) administrators of instructional resources in a state department of education
2) K-12 educators who have enrolled in two or more of the in-service educational programs offered by The Korea Society
3) alumni/ae of The Korea Society's Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies program, provided they have not visited Korea under the auspices of an organized study tour for at least the last three years. Preference will be given to applicants whose statement of purpose best matches the eligibility criteria for the category in which they are applying. (For details, please refer to the application form.)
For more information, please contact Luz Lanzot or 212-759-7525 ext. 309.
Happy New Year Colleagues ,
My name is Evan Goldberg, I work at the Alameda County Office of Education in California and also with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute.
Fred Korematsu is remembered for his courageous fight against the Japanese American Internment which led to the WWII 1944 Supreme Court case, Korematsu v. United States. Fred Korematsu was exonerated almost 40 years later and was eventually awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton.
FREE MATERIALS TO TEACH ABOUT THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT AND FRED KOREMATSU
The Korematsu Institute (www.korematsuinstitute) wants to send you a FREE Teaching Kit that helps teachers instruct on the life of Fred Korematsu and the overall Japanese American internment during World War II.
PLEASE SHARE THE WORD ABOUT OUR MATERIALS WITH YOUR TEACHERS
Please inform your teachers about the FREE Teaching Kit. Help us spread the word about this pivotal story in U.S. History.
The Korematsu Institute (www.korematsuinstitute.org) has a wealth of free teaching materials that help students learn about Fred and the Japanese American internment during World War II. Some items include:
· a K-12 teaching guide,
· a Fred Korematsu classroom poster,
· the 24 minute version of the Emmy Award winning video, "Of Civil Wrongs and Rights, the Fred Korematsu Story."
TEACH ABOUT FRED KOREMATSU DAY ON HIS BIRTHDAY, JANUARY 30TH
Fred Korematsu Day is celebrated on his birthday each year, January 30th. This is a good time to connect Fred's story with other civil rights champions, examine key civil liberties issues, and remember the stories of the 120,000 people (approximately 70% were American citizens) who were interned in concentration camps without due process of law.
Opportunity for Teachers: A one-week workshop in Summer 2013 on the topic of "The Hudson River in the Nineteenth Century and the Modernization of America."
This workshop is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for Teachers program. A $1200 Stipend is awarded to all NEH Summer Scholars.
Location: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ: July 7–12 or July 14–19, 2013.
About the workshop: Our workshop will focus on the Hudson in the nineteenth century, when the river was simultaneously a commercial thoroughfare, a tourist destination and the scene of dramatic technological, industrial, and environmental changes, all the while celebrated for its iconic natural
beauty. In this workshop we examine works of art, architecture, literature, as well as the natural environment and popular culture. We'll look at works by figures such as Thomas Cole, Washington Irving, and Andrew Jackson Downing. Site visits and trips along the river are complemented by
lectures and workshops by expert scholars. Participants will have a chance to develop lesson plans and work with their peers to apply what we learn to their own classroom needs.
Other Information: This program is open to K-12 educators who will receive a $1200 stipend for attending as well as the possibility of earning professional development credits. Please see our website http://nehhudson.ramapo.edu for a full description of the workshop, campus facilities and faculty
profiles, as well as a link to application instructions and materials.
Applications must be postmarked my March 4, 2013.
For Further Information: consult our website: http://nehhudson.ramapo.edu
Or contact us:
Meredith Davis or Stephen Rice
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Call for nominations
2013 WCSS Global Citizen
This award is intended to recognize a Wisconsin citizen or group who demonstrates exemplary citizenship. This individual/group exemplifies the core principles of social studies by promoting the common good, protecting individual liberty, honoring diversity, and improving the quality of life for others, thereby enriching the community, state, nation, and/or world. The individual/group demonstrates uncommon compassion, moral fortitude, and integrity.
Global Citizen Award Qualifications:
Since any award having to do with exemplary citizenship is by its very nature broad in scope, the following ideals have been included to illuminate the spirit of the award. The recipient(s) should embody one or more of the following qualities:
* Exhibits responsibility and community activism,
* Demonstrates uncommon courage or valor,
* Promotes justice and peace,
* Aids the oppressed,
* Protects the environment,
* Builds a grassroots initiative and/or effectively navigates the political system to promote positive change.
Send to Melissa Collum – (WCSS2009@gmail.com) no later than January 25, 2021
Nominations should include the following:
1. Nominee(s) Name(s) and contact information, Foundation/Organization (if applicable)
2. Nominator Name, contact information and school district (if applicable)
3. A written description, of no more than 200 words, expressing why you feel the nominee(s) illustrate the qualifications to be the 2013 WCSS Global Citizen(s).
*Do not include web pages, urls, electronic attachments, or photographs, etc – submissions with additional media will not be accepted.
*Nominations will be reviewed and voted on by the Global Citizen Committee and announced prior to the conference.
Dear Educators and Partners,
We hope you are well and gearing up for a wonderful new year! We at IREX are excited to announce a new application cycle for the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program! The application is now available online and will be open until March 4th, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
TGC is a fully-funded professional development opportunity for U.S. teachers aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms and schools. The program includes an 8-week online course, two Global Education Symposia in Washington, DC, and a two- or three-week international field experience in a participating country. Participants are selected through a national, open competition. TGC is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is implemented by IREX.
For more information about the TGC program and access to the online application, please follow this link: www.irex.org/tgc. The direct link for the online application is: https://oas.irex.org/tgc
We hope you will share this information out with teachers in your professional networks. If you or any of your colleagues have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for your support in spreading the word about TGC!
The TGC Team at IREX
2012-2013 Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize- The Past Serving the Present
High school and college students throughout the U.S. are invited to participate in essay contests that reflect on the contemporary meaning of the life of Emir Abdelkader (1808-1883). He was an Arab Muslim hero from Algeria admired by President Lincoln, Queen Victoria, Pope Pius IX and countless others of different nationalities, religions, and social classes. Abdelkader's life is an inspiring legacy of ethical leadership, civility, moral courage and cross-cultural and interfaith understanding. Upon his death in 1883, The New York Times eulogized, "The nobility of his character won him the admiration of the world…He was one of the few great men of the century." Today, Emir Abdelkader is remembered as an esteemed humanitarian, statesman, military leader, and religious scholar who respected all cultures and faiths.
Essay Scholarship Prizes are offered with support from The Principal Financial Group:
*U.S. High School students (1st Place = $1,000; 2nd Place = $500)
*U.S. College students (1st Place = $1,500; 2nd Place = $1,000)
Students are invited to compete for scholarships and enter a journey of discovery connecting cultures across centuries. Participants will:
*Read the biography, Commander of the Faithful…The Life and Times of Emir Abdelkader (1808-1883) by John W. Kiser. Information about Abdelkader and the author can be found at www.truejihad.com.
* Examine Emir Abdelkader's life of struggle during peace, war, imprisonment, and exile.
* Write a 1000-1200 word essay to broaden perspectives on historical, civic, global, cultural and interfaith awareness addressing the following points:
· Why does Emir Abdelkader's life story and legacy deserve remembering today?
· What stands out in Emir Abdelkader's life that is relevant to you?
· What do you think of Abdelkader's education compared to your own?
Deadline for Essay Submissions: March 15, 2013 (Essays will be accepted any time before this date.)
1) Submit entry form (link on website)
2) Submit final essay (link on website) to email@example.com
Contest details can be found on the AEP website www.abdelkaderproject.org.
Updates will be posted throughout the year.
Questions? Contact Kathy Garms, Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Bring technology and creativity into your high school social studies classes by incorporating the World of 7 Billion video PSA contest into your syllabi. Challenge your students to create a 30- to 45-second video PSA illustrating the connection between world population at seven billion and one of the following: food security, wildlife habitat, or the global status of women/girls. Students can win up to $1,000, and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 21, 2013. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at www.Worldof7Billion.org.