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EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE AND STRATEGIES IN GLOBAL EDUCATION AT THE K-12 SYMPOSIUM

November 7, 2018

On October 17-18 almost 200 educators from across North Carolina came together to advance their knowledge of global education and to increase their toolkits for strategies and resources to bring global issues and regions of the world into their classrooms. We started off this year’s program with talks on the future of work in a global society and an important global issue, climate change.

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CANDY AROUND THE WORLD PROJECT

November 1, 2018

The Candy Around the World Project is one opportunity in a forthcoming series of Global Exploration projects produced by GEC Co-Founder Lucy Gray. This project is inspired by a recent New York Times Magazine series on candy around the world. 

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K-12 TEACHERS: “EXPLORING IRAN” WORKSHOP TO BE HELD 12/1

October 30, 2018

K-12 teachers are invited to join the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an exploration of Iranian culture, politics and society.

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RECOGNIZING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – AND RESOURCES FOR CONNECTING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE TO THE CLASSROOM

October 23, 2018

Native American Heritage month is celebrated each November as a way to acknowledge the important contributions of indigenous Americans and celebrate their diverse cultures, traditions and histories, both past and present.  Although a number of states designated “American Indian Days” as far back as 1915, President George H. W. Bush formally designated November as “National American Indian Heritage Month” in 1990.

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NOVEL INVENTIONS: CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS (DEADLINE 10/30)

October 15, 2018

Now that the new school year is well underway, are you looking for an outlet for your students’ creativity? Elementary school, middle school and high school teams and/or individual students are invited to participate in a creative endeavor: designing inventions and solving real-world problems with their favorite fictional characters.

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