Global TeachNet Announcements for January 11, 2007



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:teachnet@rpcv.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:teachnet@rpcv.org 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:teachnet@rpcv.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:oksanap@pax.org 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:oxfam@bebc.co.uk. 

For a copy of Oxfam's Catalogue for Schools, containing around 400
education resources, contact Oxfam at 
mailto:education@oxfam.org.uk, or order online at
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/publications. 

_______________________________________________ 
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:gtnlist@rpcv.org. 

To join Global TeachNet and/or the National Peace Corps Association
or to make a financial contribution in support of this listserv and
our other programming, go to
http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/pages/sitepage.cfm?id=67 

For past listserv postings, go to the archives at
http://smtp.rpcv.org/mailman/listinfo/globalednews_smtp.rpcv.org 

_______________________________________________ 
GlobalEdNews mailing list 





======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======= 
Send mail intended for the list to <        >. 
Archives of the list can be found at:
http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/ 
**You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this
item, but please retain the original and listserv source.


[Reply to this message] [Start a new topic] [Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index] [Subject Index] [List Home Page] [HREA Home Page]