This week's postings: 1. Available: Copies of "World of Child 6 Billion" and "Seven Ways to Change the World" Classroom Resources 2. A Chocolate Contest Where Everyone Wins 3. Scholarship Teen Program Seeks Cluster Directors Nationwide 4. New from Oxfam Education: Around the World series Ellen Frierson Program Associate National Peace Corps Association mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.globalteachnet.org -------------------------------------------- 1. Available: Copies of "World of Child 6 Billion" and "Seven Ways to Change the World" Classroom Resources Global TeachNet has extra copies of the "World of Child 6 Billion" and "Seven Ways to Change the World" classroom resources available free of charge (though you are welcome to contribute a $5 donation to cover shipping and handling). To order copies of one or both of these resources, send an e-mail to mailto:email@example.com and include your name, mailing address, and how many copies you would like. The "World of Child 6 Billion" was developed by the Population Reference Bureau in conjunction with the National Peace Corps Association in 1999. It is a colorful six-page fold-out discussion guide that highlights six basic needs of people worldwide plus examples of projects that are helping to meet these needs in Burkina Faso, Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Botswana, Bolivia, and Laos. The Discussion Guide includes questions and answers to stimulate debate about resources and how they are used, and data on world population change. The six topics discussed here reflect issues Child 6 Billion will face. Parts of the guide are still available on the Population Reference Bureau's website at http://www.prb.org/template.cfm?Section=Resource_Guides&Template=/ResourceGuides.cfm. Across the globe people are adopting simple, innovative approaches that are saving lives and helping to reduce poverty and hunger. "Seven Ways to Change the World" is a brochure developed by the National Peace Corps Association and InterAction in 1997. It includes seven highly effective strategies that Peace Corps volunteers and many U.S. humanitarian agencies have used to improve living conditions for impoverished families around the world. The brochures include a Question & Answer section to stimulate discussion and a list of ideas for world-changing strategies to bring into the classroom. Orders will be filled as they are received, so e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org now to reserve your copies. -------------------------------------------- 2. A Chocolate Contest Where Everyone Wins Posted by request: The "Raise Money Right" contests can help schools and parishes raise money and bring Fair Trade into the classroom. They also help students, teachers and youth ministers earn prizes such as free trips to Ghana, Fair Trade sports packages, and a year's supply of Fair Trade chocolate from Divine chocolate or coffee from 100% companies such as Peace Coffee and Pura Vida. All in solidarity with the farmers who grow the cocoa of Divine chocolate! All registrants for the contest receive a "Divine" souvenir and the first 50 teachers receive a free copy of "Harvest of Hope" a photo-journal of the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana! From now until St. Valentine's Day 2007, the student who sells the most small Divine chocolate bars will win a trip to Ghana as grand prize. The second prize is $1000 worth of Fair Trade sports equipment, and the third prize is a year's supply of chocolate! For teachers and educators, the most engaging lesson plan will win the trip to Ghana! Visit http://www.crsfairtrade.org to get all the rules and regulations for the contest and to register online. -------------------------------------------- 3. Scholarship Teen Program Seeks Cluster Directors Nationwide Posted by request: PAX - Program of Academic Exchange seeks eight qualified Cluster Directors nationwide to work with its federally funded Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES). YES awards full scholarships to a number of high school teens from countries with significant Muslim populations. This prestigious program is vital in today's political climate as it seeks to break down the barriers and stereotypes between the U.S. and the Muslim world. The YES program focuses on four major themes to achieve its goals: Education, Exchanges, Engagement, and Empowerment. YES scholars are selected out of thousands that apply for their leadership potential, personalities and academics and come from such countries as Brunei, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Turkey. Cluster Directors represent the YES program in their local communities and arrange homestays and high school enrollments for 3 scholarship recipients per year. Cluster Directors earn commission per student; are invited to attend a training seminar in Washington DC and to an annual 4-day national meeting (held each year at a different resort location, all expenses paid). Cluster Leaders will have the opportunity to get to know their neighbors and communities better while showing America to these most deserving youngsters. PAX is particularly seeking Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for Cluster Leader positions because of their strong cross-cultural skills and commitment to making the world a better place. If you or somebody you know would enjoy some flexible, part-time work from home that combines a little compensation and travel with the chance to work with some amazing teenagers from around the world in the U.S. for a school year, please contact YES Program Director Oksana Pavliouk at mailto:email@example.com or call 1-800-555-6211, ext. 302 and specify that you are interested in YES. To learn more about the YES program click on http://www.pax.org/yes.html -------------------------------------------- 4. New from Oxfam Education: Around the World series >From the Global Human Rights Education listserv: Help children in the Early Years develop a global perspective with the Around the World series: Hair, Bicycles, Homes, and Playtime. This beautiful photographic series of 4 books introduces children to different topics and their place within different cultures and countries. Engaging text, differentiated for teachers and pupils, helps children value and respect different cultures and explore similarities and differences in the way we live. Each book includes stunning photographs from around the world, and a world map showing where the children come from. The Around the World series is ideal for developing self-esteem and empathy for others, as well as visual literacy, reading skills, and knowledge and understanding of the world. Suitable for use across the curriculum in the Foundation Stage and in Key Stage 1 (P1-2) English, PSHE/Citizenship and Geography. Produced in association with Frances Lincoln Publishing. Paperback copies can be ordered from Oxfam's secure online Catalogue at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/publications or by contacting our distributors by e-mailing mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. 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