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Building Bridges: How Indian Americans Brought the U.S. and India Closer Together

August 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm FedEx Global Education Center When Swadesh Chatterjee arrived in the United States with his wife Manjusri and their baby daughter, he had just $35 in his pocket. A decade and a half

Posted in 9-12, Asia, Community College, Globalization, Migration, News, Social Studies

Traditional Chinese Music and Taiwanese Folk Songs

May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Room, UNC-Chapel Hill Join the Carolina Asia Center for an evening of traditional Chinese music. Music will be performed by the RTP Chinese Traditional Instrumental Ensemble, and Taiwanese folk

Posted in 6-8, 9-12, Art & Music, Asia, Community College, Featured News, Globalization, News

Iraqi Refugee Art Exhibit

May 13-15, 2016 William Peace University, Flowe Academic Building, Raleigh NC Flowe Academic Building is located along N. Blount Street at Pace Street

Posted in 9-12, Art & Music, Community College, Featured News, Globalization, Human Rights, Mid-East, Migration, Peace and Conflict

World View Participant Wins National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

In 2013, Nicholas Gattis, a band director at Carmel Middle School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, traveled to Costa Rica with World View. Three years later, Gattis is continuing his world travels, this time to Iceland! 

Posted in 6-8, 9-12, Art & Music, Climate/Environment, Europe, Featured News, Globalization, Migration, News

Europe United: A High School Trivia Competition on Contemporary Europe

“Europe United” is a unique jeopardy style trivia competition on contemporary European history and issues, designed to help high school students who are preparing for AP/IB European History exams-and those who just want to show off their smarts!

Posted in 9-12, Europe, Featured News, Global Economy, Globalization, International Politics, Language Arts, Social Studies

Nowruz: Persian New Year Celebration

Monday, March 21 | 5:30PM Reception, 6:15PM Program Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room UNC-CH Join UNC Libraries in celebrating the UNC Library’s Persian Studies collection and Nowruz.

Posted in 9-12, Art & Music, Community College, Featured News, Foreign Language, Globalization, Language Arts, Mid-East, News, Social Studies, World Religions

The Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education – Summer 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the Jan Karski Institute that will take place on July 10-17, 2016 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.. Teachers interested in participating in the program should apply here by the April 15, 2016 deadline.

Posted in 9-12, Europe, Featured News, Globalization, Human Rights, International Politics, Peace and Conflict, Social Studies

Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed

Reading fiction is an enjoyable way to learn about different lands and cultures as well as our common humanity that ties us together.  Khaled Hosseini, the bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a

Posted in 9-12, Community College, Featured News, Globalization, Language Arts, Mid-East, Migration

The 14th Annual North Carolina Japanese Language Speech Contest for High School Students

March 12, 2016 1:30pm – 5:00pm This contest promotes the study and understanding of Japanese as a foreign language at the high school level and encourages students to use their language skills to communicate ideas and information in a natural

Posted in 9-12, Asia, Foreign Language, Globalization, News

New Roots / Nuevas Raices Oral History Program and Reception

February 24 @ 5:30-7:30 pm UNC-Chapel Hill FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill  A project of the Latino Migration Project, housed in the Institute for the Study of the Americas

Posted in 6-8, 9-12, Community College, Featured News, Foreign Language, Globalization, Language Arts, Latin America, Migration, Social Studies