Student Poster Competition on “Defiance: Unarmed Resistance During the Holocaust”

The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education of North Carolina Holocaust Speakers Bureau is holding its first annual poster competition. The 2018 theme is “DEFIANCE: Unarmed Resistance During the Holocaust.”

The poster competition is open to all North Carolina middle and high school students. The goal of the contest is to encourage students to learn about spiritual resistance, cultural resistance and political activism during the Holocaust. Whether observing a religious holiday in a concentration camp, transporting a child on a bicycle so she could hide in a Christian home or sharing recipes to keep spirits bolstered while starving in the woods, Jews and other victims of the Nazis remained hopeful and believed in the future. Read more ›

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World View’s K-12 Human Rights and Social Justice Symposium

Over 200 educators from across North Carolina descended on Chapel Hill last week to participate in World View’s K-12 Global Education Symposium on Human Rights and Social Justice. Working off of a theme developed three years ago, World View welcomed experts from across the country to discuss issues and to learn about available resources related to human rights and social justice.  Read more ›

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Free Live Event on “The Vietnam War” Documentary, 11/8 at 1:00 p.m.

Classrooms across the U.S. are invited to join presenting partners PBS Education, ITVS, National History Day and WETA on Wednesday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) for a live, streaming-only event featuring filmmaker Lynn Novick, co-director of the PBS documentary The Vietnam War. During the interactive discussion, Lynn will offer an in-depth look at the Vietnam War era through her latest documentary while sharing personal, behind-the-scenes insights into her experience working with US and Vietnamese veterans. Read more ›

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International Education Week 2017

Celebrate International Education Week, November 13-17, 2017

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. To find out how to get involved visit: iew.state.gov

At World View, we encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education, not just this week but all year long.  Read more ›

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Attend the free, online Global Education Conference, 11/13-16

The Global Education Conference Network’s eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education will take place around the clock starting Monday, November 13, and continuing through Thursday, November 16. This event is free, but does require that you register. Interested participants can register here.

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend and all events take place online in webinar format. Join the 25,600 GEC community members (from 170+ countries) and actively participate in dozens of sessions focused on international education topics. See below for more information. Read more ›

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Join POV and Full Frame’s Free Online Webinar on Documentaries in the Classroom, 11/2

The Duke University Center for Documentary Studies’ Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is launching the first-ever webinar for K-12 teachers nationally. For many years, Full Frame has run a program for Durham Public School teachers called “Teach the Teachers” – making sure K-12 teachers in Durham have access to documentary films without fees and rentals, encouraging them to share and learn best practices for using documentary films in the classroom and connecting teachers to one another. Full Frame is excited to take their program national with a webinar on Thursday, November 2 in partnership with PBS’ POV. More information below, or check out the website hereRead more ›

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K-12 Teachers: Apply for the Middle East & African Cultures Teacher Fellows Program

The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, Carolina K-12 and the UNC African Studies Center invite currently practicing K-12 teachers and curriculum coordinators across North Carolina to participate in the 2018 Middle East and African Cultures Teacher Fellows program. This intensive year-long professional development opportunity will explore Middle Eastern and African heritage through structured site-visits across the state. From visiting a refugee resettlement agency in Greensboro to dining at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Charlotte to attending a performance in Durham by Alsarah & The Nubatones, this program aims to enhance expertise in Middle Eastern and African cultures and communities, explore the growing diversity of North Carolina and develop culturally competent pedagogy. Read more ›

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World View Receives UNC Food for All Grant to Bring Conflict Kitchen to Chapel Hill

Every three years the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chooses a university-wide common theme to call on the campus and all of its members and resources to mobilize around a common issue facing our society. This year the theme is Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives. World View is dedicated to supporting this initiative and has incorporated it into our K-12 global education symposium, Human Rights and Social JusticeRead more ›

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Attend “Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to Contemporary History and Politics” Workshop

Secondary educators: Attend the “Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to Contemporary History and Politics” workshop, presented by the Duke Islamic Studies Center with support from Qatar Foundation International and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. The workshop will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Duke University. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Read more ›

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Discount for Friends of World View: Carolina Performing Arts China Orchestra

This school year World View will explore East Asia through the spring seminar and global study visit program to China.

Leading up to these great programs, we wanted to share an announcement on behalf of our friends at Carolina Performing Arts. They are offering special pricing on tickets for the November 2, 2017 evening program featuring China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra with Lü Jia, music director and conductor.

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