This week's postings: 1. NCSS Award for Global Understanding: Postmark Deadline July 1 2. Employment Opportunity at UNA-NCA 3. Liberty Day Kids 4. Summer Reading Suggestion - "Empowering Children. Children's Rights Education as a Pathway to Citizenship" Dear Subscribers, As mentioned in last week's email, Ellen is leaving our office for the rest of the summer to work at a German language immersion camp. For the next two months I will be taking over Ellen's duties as your Global TeachNet Intern. I look forward to working with all of you! Please send your announcements and inquiries to me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org so I can keep this listserv active and informative! Thank you, and I wish you all a great summer! Megan Matthias Global TeachNet Intern National Peace Corps Association mailto:email@example.com http://www.globalteachnet.org ------------------------------------------- 1. NCSS Award for Global Understanding: Postmark Deadline July 1 Reminder from last week's email NCSS is extending the deadline as we need nominations for: Award for Global Understanding given in honor of James M. Becker Deadline: Postmarked by July 1, 2005 For more information, eligibility criteria and nomination requirements, please visit http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/curriculum/global/ ------------------------------------------- 2. Employment Opportunity at UNA-NCA Posted by Request The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) is looking for qualified candidates for the part-time (possibly full-time) position of DIRECTOR, GLOBAL CLASSROOMS - WASHINGTON, DC (GCDC). Global Classrooms is an educational program built on a national-standard-aligned curriculum that uses the empowering experience of Model UN to build literacy in global affairs. In DC, Global Classrooms operates as a partnership between UNA-NCA, UNA-USA, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) system, the United States Department of State, the World Bank and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). For more information about GCDC, please visit http://www.unanca.org/gcdc/. For more information about the Global Classrooms program on the nation-wide scale, please go to http://www.globalclassrooms.org. Selection criteria: 1) Experience with MUN programs as an organizer, delegate, staffer, or advisor; 2) Program management experience in coordinating conference logistics, recruiting and directing staff/volunteers, estimating budgets, and planning for programmatic growth and expansion; 3) Teaching experience (high school and/or middle school level preferably); 4) Academic background in education and/or international affairs, political science or related field (B.A. minimum, M.A. preferred) For information about the requirements and job description, please contact Paula Boland. All applicants please e-mail your application materials (resume and cover letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria) to Paula Boland, UNA-NCA Executive Director at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 202.518.0473. All applications must be received by July 11, 2005. ------------------------------------------- 3. Liberty Day Kids Posted by request: We are attempting to find returned Peace Corps volunteers who would be willing to recruit, train, supervise and/or sponsor a Liberty Day Kids team. Liberty Day Kids are usually 8-11 years old and go out in teams of 2-4 kids to give out FREE Constitutions (Liberty Day books) to people in the public (post offices, baseball games, college/university campuses, driver's license offices, businesses etc.) and quiz people about the Constitution. The kids study and learn 24 Q&A's , taken directly out of the text of the US Constitution, and use these questions to ask people about their knowledge of the Constitution If you, or anyone you know, would like to become involved, in any way, with this national educational effort to make sure that our young people know and understand what if means to be an American please contact our office. Yours in Liberty, Andy McKean RPCV Cameroon/Kenya President/CEO of Liberty Day 303-333-3434 mailto:email@example.com 2275 E. Arapahoe Road Suite 218 Centennial, CO 80122 http://www.libertyday.org ------------------------------------------- 4. Summer Reading Suggestions - "Empowering Children. Children's Rights Education as a Pathway to Citizenship" >From the Global Human Rights Education listserv - http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/markup/maillist.php In their new book "Empowering Children. Children's Rights Education as a Pathway to Citizenship" Brian Howe and Katherine Covell draw on research from around the world to make the case that appropriately educating children about their rights, as described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, empowers children to become rights-respecting citizens in democratic societies. They argue that reforming schools, enhancing teacher education, and appreciating the citizenship status of children are essential to the creation of a rights-respecting culture in schools and in societies. The book (ISBN 0-8020-3857-3) can be ordered through the University of Toronto Press mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or BY MAIL: University of Toronto Press Inc. 5201 Dufferin Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3H 5T8 ISBN 0-8020-3857-3 _______________________________________________ Please note: The materials and information included in this listserv are provided as a service to you and do not necessarily reflect endorsement by Global TeachNet or the National Peace Corps Association. We encourage subscribers to pass the information along to colleagues and other interested parties. Please credit this listserv as the source and include subscription information. If you would like to submit an item to be included in an upcoming posting, please send it to mailto:email@example.com. 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