This week's postings: 1. Concern Worldwide Introduces New Classroom Curriculum on Child Survival 2. 2007 International Studies Schools Association Conference - Deadline Approaching 3. New Issue of UNICEF's Voices of Youth 4. YFU USA Model UN scholarship available Note to the Peace Corps community: Just in time for the holidays: the National Peace Corps Association has opened a "shop" at CafePress.com featuring a selection of Peace Corps-related apparel and merchandise. Let the world know about your connection to Peace Corps. Every purchase you make supports the NPCA's advocacy, global education and Peace Corps community building efforts. Visit http://www.cafepress.com/pcorpsconnect Ellen Frierson Program Associate National Peace Corps Association mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.globalteachnet.org -------------------------------------------- 1. Concern Worldwide Introduces New Classroom Curriculum on Child Survival Posted by request: Did you know that each year, 11 million children in developing countries die before reaching the age of five, mostly from preventable and treatable causes? Concern Worldwide's Global Concerns Project offers educators free curricula on global issues. We are excited to share our newest curriculum: Child Survival- Focus on Rwanda. This classroom resource critically examines the high rates of child mortality around the world. The Global Concerns Project also offers educators in the New York area accompanying classroom workshops and guest speakers. Concern Worldwide also provides curricula on the following themes: Child Labor- Focus on Bangladesh; Education- Focus on Somalia; HIV&AIDS- Focus on Uganda; Hunger- Focus on Ethiopia; Water- Focus on Haiti; Women's Rights- Focus on Pakistan. All materials and participation in the Global Concerns Project are free-of-charge. For more information or copies of any of the classroom materials, please contact Delia Dunlap at < > or visit http://www.concernusa.org/globalproject -------------------------------------------- 2. 2007 International Studies Schools Association Conference - Deadline Approaching >From the Center for Teaching International Relations: Register NOW for the 6th Annual ISSA Conference January 25-27, 2007 Portland, OR Don't miss your chance to learn the nuts and bolts of internationalizing your school and curriculum. K-12 educators from all disciplines will discover ways to increase international awareness and to connect students to peers around the world. Highlights include: *A video conference to Glasgow to meet KM Grant, author of the DeGranville trilogy for young adult readers *Workshops on how to teach about the Muslim world *A panel discussing whether an emphasis in international studies is an effective way to teach our increasingly diverse student population Register before the Dec. 22nd deadline to avoid late fees! To learn more about what the ISSA conference has to offer, visit http://www.du.edu/issa/2007ISSAConference.html -------------------------------------------- 3. New Issue of UNICEF's Voices of Youth Posted by request: Girls: Protected and empowered The upcoming State of the World’s Children Report 2007, which UNICEF launched on 11 December on UNICEF’s 60th anniversary, explores the impact that violence and discrimination against women has on children. (Access the report at http://www.unicef.org). This issue of "What Young People Are Saying" complements the report by discussing young people's experiences with and perceptions of violence and discrimination against girls, and their ideas for making sure every girl's right to be protected and to develop and grow to their greatest potential is fulfilled. To access this issue, visit http://www.unicef.org/voy/speakout/speakout_564.html Every second month, Voices of Youth, UNICEF's interactive website for young people, distributes a newsletter to bring attention to the thoughts, reflections and suggestions for action on a particular issue for priority development as put forth by young people on Voices of Youth 's discussion boards. The objective of What Young People Are Saying is to further links between programming and the concerns of today's youth. By providing easy to navigate summaries, relevant quotations, and suggested action points, What Young People Are Saying offers an additional means of connecting with young people globally and interweaving their concerns with UNICEF's priorities and objectives. -------------------------------------------- 4. YFU USA Model UN scholarship available >From UNA-USA's UN-NGO Update: Attention high school Model UN members! Imagine spending a summer, semester or even a whole year in a high school abroad learning about a new culture firsthand. Youth For Understanding USA (YFU USA) has a scholarship just for you! Apply now for the YFU USA Model UN scholarship. You could win a scholarship towards the program of your choice, departing in summer 2007! The deadline to apply is January 9, 2007. Visit http://www.yfu-usa.org for more details about country choices, eligibility requirements, and program fees. 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