Global TeachNet Announcements for March 22, 2007



This week's postings: 
 
1. WorldView Lesson Plan on Mt Chomolungma 
 
2. Short-Term Professional Development Programs by the Institute for
Global Studies 
 
3. Upcoming Events at The Institute for Global Leadership 
 
4. Panel Discussion at the UN: 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of
the Trans-Atlantic Trade in enslaved Africans 
 
5. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Professional
Development 
 
Ellen Frierson 
Program Associate 
National Peace Corps Association 
mailto:teachnet@rpcv.org 
http://www.globalteachnet.org 


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1. WorldView Lesson Plan on Mt Chomolungma 
 
Subscribers to Global TeachNet recently received the National Peace
Corps Association's quarterly WorldView magazine in the mail and
Global TeachNet newsletter by email. We would like to remind our
readers that we both publish in the newsletter and post online a
lesson plan to accompany each issue of WorldView. For those who have
already downloaded the lesson, please note that we added some new
information to the online version of the lesson plan that accompanies
the WorldView article "Mt Chomolungma: a plea to call Everest by its
local and original name." Thanks to Global TeachNet reader John
Jacoby for providing additional insights into the meaning of the many
names of the mountain and the people who have named it. 
 
Access this lesson plan and others at
http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/pages/sitepage.cfm?id=268. 
 
To read the article, visit http://www.worldviewmagazine.com. 


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2. Short-Term Professional Development Programs by the Institute for
Global Studies 
 
Posted by request: 
 
This Spring and Summer, the Institute for Global Studies at the
University of Minnesota will offer a variety of short-term
professional development programs. For more information on all
courses and to register, please visit http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach
or click on the links below. 
 
Professional Development Programs:
http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach/profdev.html 
 
*Exploring Austria: Multiculturalism in the Habsburg Empire 
*Korean War: Past and Present 
*Chinese Classroom Strategies: Effective Chinese Language Instruction

 
Summer Institutes for Teachers:
http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach/teacher.html 
 
* Human Rights, Genocide and the Holocaust 
*Improvisation, Masks, Movement and Gesture: Exploring the Practices
of European Theatre Masters 
*Transitional Justice: Seeking Truth and Accountability for
Systematic Human Rights Violations Instruction 
*Teaching Ethnic Studies 
*Teaching Asia Through Film 


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3. Upcoming Events at The Institute for Global Leadership 
 
Posted by request: 
 
Virginia Swain, Founder and Director of The Institute for Global
Leadership in Worcester, MA, invites you to participate in a
week-long series of events marking the Institute's Fifth Anniversary.
 
To learn more, go to http://www.global-leader.org 
 
The Institute for Global Leadership provides confidential,
compassionate and skilled guidance, consultation and training to help
leaders and teams through change, challenges and crises. We recognize
all human beings, institutions, nations and multilateral entities for
their uniqueness, need and capacity for transformation. 
 
Upcoming events: 
 
1. New Leadership Models for Worcester, the United States and the
World: A Call to Action" Conference 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Features presentations and a book signing. Tuition for the Conference
is $95.00 including luncheon. RSVP by April 1 with payment. 
 
2. Two Courses: 
 "The Practice of Reflective Leadership" 
Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29, 9 am-6 pm, Beechwood Hotel 
 
 "New Perspectives on Stress, Conflict and Diversity"
Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5, 9 am-6 pm, Grace Conference Room, Clark
University 
 
For more information about these courses, visit
http://www.global-leader.org/gl_certificates.html 
 
3. Mission Statement Consultations and Coaching Learn how your
values, interests, abilities and desire to make a difference may be
focused in a one-sentence statement of Mission. For availability and
schedule, visit http://www.global-leader.org/gl_upcomingevents.htm 


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4. Panel Discussion at the UN: 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of
the Trans-Atlantic Trade in enslaved Africans 
 
Posted by request: 
 
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Acknowledging the Tragedy,
Considering the Legacy A panel discussion at the United Nations
Marking the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic
Trade in enslaved Africans 
 
Featuring: 
Professor Ali Mazrui and Dr. Naana Opoku Agyeman (Africa) Professors
Franklin Knight and Anthony Martin (Caribbean) Mr. Lincoln Crawford
(UK) Professor James Campbell (USA) 
 
Moderator: 
Journalist and TV personality Mr. Gil Noble 
 
Monday, 26 March 2007 
3:00 p.m. 
Trusteeship Council Chamber 
United Nations Headquarters 
46th Street, 1st Ave, New York 
 
Non-UN pass holders must register to attend: e-mail
mailto:rroji@un.org with name and affiliation. 
 
This event is organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Ambassadors' Caucus, in collaboration with the Public Inquiries Unit,
Outreach Division, United National Department of Public Information,
in the context of General Assembly resolution 61/19, which recognizes
"the knowledge gap that exists with regard to the consequences
created by the slave trade and slavery, and on the interactions, past
and present, generated among the peoples of Europe, Africa, Asia and
the Americas, including the Caribbean." 


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5. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Professional
Development 
 
Posted by request: 
 
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will offer two professional development programs
for K-12 teachers this summer: 
 
June 25-August 4 ( 6 weeks) 
Online Course -- 3 credits (grad or undergrad) CURRINS 579 U/G:
Current Topics: Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin American
/Latino Cultural Heritage UW-Milwaukee Education Outreach 
 
July 16-20 (1 week) 
Teacher Institute: Historical Perspectives on Latin American Popular
Culture Full Day UW-Milwaukee A collaboration between CLACS,
UW-Whitewater, and UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian
Studies (LACIS) 
 
Full information on both programs is available at: 
http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CLACS/outreach/workshops.html 


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