Upcoming Buddhism in NC Local Study Visit 

Join World View in Chapel Hill on Friday, January 26th for an experiential learning opportunity focused on Buddhism in North Carolina.
World View is pleased to offer Buddhism in North Carolina, a local study tour for K-12 and community college educators, co-sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum. Limited spaces are available and will be filled on a rolling basis. Read more ›

High school educators: Encourage students to apply for the 2018 Young Innovators Program

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are now accepting applications for the 2018 Young Innovators Program.

What is the Young Innovators Program?

The Young Innovators Program is an eight-week paid summer internship for high school students offered by the Eshelman Institute for Innovation and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Interns work side-by-side with faculty on cutting-edge and innovative research in an immersive laboratory environment. Interns may work on developing new therapies to cure cancer, designing a virtual patient to enhance the education of health professionals, using 3D printing technology to deliver drugs that prevent the transmission of HIV and much more. Read more ›

Teaching Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th the world commemorates the Holocaust. It’s a relatively new day of international remembrance – the UN designated it in 2005 – and it falls on the date of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945.

It’s also a learning opportunity. Through teaching about the Holocaust, educators can help students examine questions of morality, democracy, human rights, prejudice and racism, diversity, power and genocide. Read more ›

Acclaimed Galician Bagpiper and Scholar Introduces the World Through the Arts

Cristina Pato is an internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper and has performed with orchestras around the world in Europe, India, China, Korea and Mexico. Pato and her quartet were recently featured in the fall performance series at the Carolina Performing Arts Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.  By the end of the magical evening, Pato had the whole audience dancing la muiñeira, a typical Galician dance that is normally accompanied by music from a bagpipe known as the gaita. Most of the songs that she performed with her Quartet were from her latest album called Latina. Read more ›

College of the Albemarle Joins the NC Global Distinction Network

College of the Albemarle (COA) is World View’s newest community college partner to participate in the North Carolina Global Distinction (NCGD) Program. They’ve committed to emphasize teaching about global issues and world regions to prepare students to work in a global economy and live in an interconnected world. Dean Roughton, COA’s Dean of Arts and Science and Secondary Education, said, “A broad knowledge of other countries and cultures is important for citizens in today’s global community. In addition, employers increasingly seek globally competent/aware employees.” Read more ›

Apply for CES’s EU in NC Study Tour for Educators

On January 25-26, 2018, the Center for European Studies will host a EU in NC Study Tour open to K-12, community college and HBCU/MSI educators. This is an intensive two-day study tour focused on “The European Union Today: The EU as a Global and Local Actor” and “The European Union Citizen: Issues Facing the Contemporary European” on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The study tour will include meetings, discussions and interactive sessions with interdisciplinary faculty experts and great food! There are no enrollment fees. Travel expenses for the study tour (hotel stay, mileage and substitute teacher costs) will be covered by CES. The priority deadline to apply is December 15th; selected recipients will be notified shortly after. To find more information about the Study Tour or to submit an application click here.

Taking Time for Global Poetry: The School Where I Studied by Yehuda Amichai

Poetry, among many things, is a global way to communicate common ground between peoples and cultures. Take a moment today to read the poem The School Where I Studied written by internationally acclaimed poet, Yehuda Amichai. Recognized as one of Israel’s finest poets, Amichai passes by the school where he studied as a boy and reflects on his experience. His poems, written in Hebrew, have been translated in 37 languages, and entire volumes of his works (he wrote 11 volumes of poetry, two novels and a book of short stories) have been published in English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, and Catalan.  Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›