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Global Updates from World View

March 2012

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The World at Your Fingertips:  

English Language Newspapers  

from Across the Globe

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Integrating current events is important to curriculum relevancy, and so is including a variety of current events that reflect diversity in backgrounds and perspectives. International English language newspapers offer an opportunity for students to learn how people in other countries view current events and the U.S. They help students see an issue from another point of view, and how the same issue may be treated differently in various parts of the world. They can be integrated into any course that you are teaching to add a global perspective. In this issue we've provided links to international English language newspapers. We also combed through international papers to provide a sampling of articles and op-eds over the last few months.

 

workshopSelected Articles International Newspapers 

Brazil  

The upcoming U.S. presidential election will have a large impact on Latin America and Brazil mainly for trade purposes. The Free Trade Agreements between the U.S. and various Latin American countries are pivotal in this election, as is Brazil's rising economic power.
 

Canada
Why Americans should love Canadian Oil
  

While gas prices are soaring throughout most of the United States, there are some states (mainly in the Rocky Mountains) that are experiencing lower gas prices than the national average, due to the high amount of Canadian oil exported to those states. Much of the oil consumed in the U.S. comes from Canada, which is an important factor to consider in future debates about oil.

 

China 
Chinese are encouraged by a U.S. business leader's proposal in the Wall Street Journal for a a China-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. They are disturbed, however, by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's announcement that the U.S. is shifting its military focus eastwards to the Asia-Pacific region. They question why China has been singled out as a potential adversary along with Iran and North Korea. 

US Trade Body "Targets" China 
President Obama recently established the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center to determine whether trade partners are honoring U.S. trading standards and to enforce measures against non-compliant countries. The U.S. plans to investigate and counter unfair trade practices from all its trading partners but will focus heavily on China.
 

Europe and Worldwide   

Sacre Bleu! US Republican Accuses Rival of Speaking French 

While it received scant notice in U.S. papers, when Newt Gingrich accused George Romney of speaking French in January in an attempt to discredit him with Republican voters, the story ran in newspapers all over the world. European writers point out this is not the first time for such accusations, as opponents said John Kerry "looked French" during his campaign against George W. Bush. They also note that Gingrich speaks French as well.

 

Mexico  

Illegal Immigration is a Two-way Street 

Illegal immigration is a hotly debated issue in the United States, especially about immigrants coming from Mexico, yet the status of U.S. citizens living or immigrating illegally in Mexico is often ignored. While there are harsh immigration restrictions in the United States, especially on Mexicans, there are little restrictions or penalties for Americans overstaying their legal welcome within Mexico.

 

Brazil: Brazil Reacts to Chevron Oil Leak  

 

Cuba: The United States vs. The World

 

Korea: New US Defense Strategy

 

Korea: US Presidential Politics Plays into New Anti-Iran Sanctions

 

Russia: A U.S. Defense Strategy for Russia to Emulate 

 

UK: Want to get ahead? Move to Denmark     

 

grants Resources for Using Media and
Teaching Current Events
  

25 Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events  

What can be done to raise students' interest in and awareness of the stories making the headlines? Education World offers 25 activities intended to help teachers make use of newspapers and to help students make sense of the news. Also included is a list of additional activities and resources.

 

100 Ways to Use the Newspaper  

This site provides examples by grade level and subject for using media to enhance curriculum.

  

Choices 

Choices curricula are designed to make complex international issues understandable and meaningful for students. The website features a special section devoted to teaching with the news.

 

CNN Student News 

CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students. CNN Student News provides teacher materials including daily transcripts for each show, daily discussion questions, the Media Literacy Question of the Day, in-depth learning activities, downloadable maps, and additional support materials to help students understand the news.

 

C-SPAN Classroom 

C-SPAN Classroom offers videos and news clips that help all teachers and students better understand our national government and current political events. Video tutorials help educators effectively use C-SPAN's Constitution Clips, the digital library, and provide strategies for using C-SPAN as a debate starter and for classroom simulations.

Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials. Search for resources by grade, subject, or type. Special collections provide resources for teaching about current events.

 

The Learning Network 

Every weekday The Learning Network offers new educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts, and graphics published in The New York Times. Lessons can be used across subject areas and levels.

 

Link TV 

Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate, and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the U.S. media.

 

Newseum 

Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers, Newseum displays front pages from across the globe each day on its website. Newseum offers lesson plans for teachers in three main areas: headlines of history, journalism, and the First Amendment.  

 

One Article a Day  

About Face International (AFI) is a non-profit organization that fosters ideas of change by promoting discussion of current events in schools and communities. AFI also invests in youth social entrepreneurs and philanthropists who want to make a difference. Through One Article a Day, educators can have current events articles emailed to them daily, along with resources and support for using them in their classrooms and curriculum.

 

Scholastic News Online 

Scholastic news online provides news for kids, as well as teacher tools and

lesson plans.

 

World-Newspapers.com 

World-Newspapers.com provides links to thousands of news sources covering many countries and many subjects. All listed sites are in English and provide free online content.

 

 

grants  International Newspapers

workshopAFRICA

Africa: All Africa
Angola:
Angola Press
Cameroon:
PostNewsLine
Ethiopia:
Ethiopian Reporter
Kenya:
Daily Nation   East African Standard
Libya:
Tripoli Post

Morocco: Morocco-Today.info
Nigeria:
Guardian    Vanguard 
South Africa:
Dispatch   Daily Mail & Guardian 

Senegal: The Senegal Post 

Sudan: Sudan
Uganda:
Monitor
Zimbabwe:
Zimbabwe Independent 

 

workshopASIA  

 
Afghanistan:
  Afghan Daily  Afghan Press Agency
Azerbaijan: 
Baku Today
Bangladesh:  
The Bangladesh Today
Cambodia: 
Phnom Penh Post
China:  
China Daily  China Peoples Daily
Hong Kong: 
South China Morning Post   

India:   The Hindu   Times of India  Deccan Herald 
Indonesia: 
Jakarta Post
Japan: 
Japan Times
Kazakhstan 
Kazinform  

Korea (North):  Korean News 
Korea (South)
Korea Times   Seoul Times   JoongAng Ilbo 

Kyrgyzstan:  Times of Central Asia
Laos: 
Vientiane Times
Malaysia:  
New Strait Times   Daily Express
Nepal: 
Nepal News
Pakistan:  
The International News
Philippines: 
Manila Bulletin  

Singapore:   Straits Times   

Sri Lanka:  Daily News
Taiwan: 
Taipei Times
Thailand:  
Bangkok Post   The Nation   Pattaya Mail
Vietnam:  
Vietnam Net   Vietnam Chronicle   Thanh Nien 

 

workshopAUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, & PACIFIC ISLANDS

    

Albania  Albanian News
Austria  
AustriaNews
Bulgaria  
Focus News
Cyprus  
Cyprus Mail 
Czech Republic 
  Prague Monitor
Denmark 
Copenhagen Post
Finland
Helsingin Sanomat
France  
France24
Germany  
GermanTimes  

Gibraltar  Gibraltar Chronicle 
Greece 
  Kathimerini 
Hungary  
Budapest Business Journal
Iceland 
Iceland Review
Ireland  
Irish Independent   The Irish Times
Italy
The Florentine  Italica  NewsNow
Latvia
The Baltic Times
Malta 
  Times of Malta   

N. Ireland   Belfast Telegraph
Norway
Norway Post 
Poland
Warsaw Voice
Portugal
Portugal News
Romania  
Romania Press
Russia  
Moscow Times   Pravda
Scotland 
Edinburgh Evening News  

Slovakia   Slovak Spectator 
Slovenia 
Slovene Press Agency
United Kingdom 
London Evening Standard  Manchester Evening News  The Guardian 

 

workshopLATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN  

    

Latin America and Carribean   South America Daily 
Argentina 
Buenos Aires Herald
Brazil 
The Rio Times
Chile 
Santiago Times
Costa Rica 
Tico Times
Cuba 
Granma
Falkland Islands 
Penguin News
Mexico 
The News
Venezuela 
El Universal
Bahamas 
Nassau Guardian
Barbados 
Barbados Nation
Bermuda 
The Royal Gazette  

British Virgin Islands  BVI News
Dominican Republic 
The Chronicle  

Jamaica  Jamaica-Gleaner  Jamaica Observer  

St. Maarten  The Daily Herald   

Trinidad & Tobago   Trinidad Express 

 

workshopMIDDLE EAST   

      

Egypt   Egypt Today   The Daily News Egypt 

Iran   Iran-Daily   Tehran Times  

Iraq   Azzaman   
Israel  
Jerusalem Post  

Jordan   Jordan Times
Kuwait  
Kuwait Times
Lebanon  
Beiut Daily Star   Lebanon Newswire   

Oman   Oman Daily Observer   Times of Oman
Palestine  
Palestine Chronicle 
Qatar  
Al Jazeera   Gulf Times   The Peninsula
Saudi Arabia  
Arab News
Syria  
SANA 

United Arab Emirates   Khaleej Times
Yemen  
Yemen Times 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
World View Spring SeminarsMarchSeminars
Register Today!

March 27-28, 2012

Latin America and
North Carolina

March 28-29, 2012
Complexity and Vibrancy
of Africa

World View's spring seminars look at the historical, political, and cultural issues impacting different regions of the world.  This spring we will help educators explore Latin America and Africa.  Participants will enjoy talks by experts and sessions that help integrate global issues into the classroom.
 
Seminars are for faculty and administrators from all disciplines.   
 
15 Professional Development Contact Hours or 1.5 CEU offered per seminar.

Location:

The Friday Center, UNC at Chapel Hill  

 

Cost (NC educator):
$175 per person per seminar or $325 for both seminars.  A team of 4 is $600 per seminar.  A team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from a school, district, or college.  Only $150 for each additional team member per seminar.
 
For more information or to register today please call 919/962-9264 or visit

StudyVisits
Summer Travel 
Costa_Rica
 
  
Join World View for an unforgettable experience and gain knowledge to add global content to your courses, make lasting global connections, and create a global learning environment for your students.  Applications are still being accepted for World View's Summer 2012 Study Visits to Costa Rica.

For more information go to:

The
Senegal Study Visit
is currently full.  If you would like to add your name to the wait list, please call Julie at 919/962-6785

WebFriends
GLOBAL WEBFRIENDS

World View arranges connections between North Carolina classrooms and Rotary International and TransAtlantic Masters Program Scholars living abroad.

 

Global WebFriend connections provide:

first-hand accounts of life in another world region and culture

correspondence from every region of the globe

global content and context for any grade or discipline

increased global awareness for both teachers and students

concepts and curriculum supported by the North Carolina Standard Course of Study

 

CLICK HERE to begin your new global connection!

 

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ONLINE GLOBALIZATION COURSE

 Globalization: An Introduction for K-12 Teachers & Administrators 

April 5 - May 16, 2012     

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This 6-week online course immerses teachers and school administrators from all disciplines and grade levels in an intensive exploration of the rapid global changes in government, economics, environment and health, culture, and technology impacting our schools, communities, country, and the planet. The goal of the course is to help K-12 educators become aware of the effects of globalization.

 

Registration for the Online Globalization Course is $275 per NC educator, but only $225 for World View Partners. $200 for a World View Partner team of 4 or more teachers. 

  

CLICK HERE for more information.

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INTENSIVE SPANISH FOR SPANISH TEACHERS
SUMMER COURSES
 

CHICLE offers 1-week 30-hour intensive courses for Spanish teachers during the summer.

2012 will be the seventh summer of this very popular and interactive course that attracts students from around the state.

 

The course is geared to intermediate and advanced students and will meet 1 week in June, 18-22, 1 week in July, 16-20 and 1 week in August, 6-10.  If these dates don't work for you, just contact CHICLE to see about other possibilities.

 

Class meets from 9:00-4:00 with a one hour lunch break and is limited to ten students. The cost is $500 and CEU credits are available.

 

Click here to fill out and submit a registration form.

 

Please call 919.933.0398 or  
contact us for more information.
Global
GOING GLOBAL IN
NORTH CAROLINA: 
Share your story on our website! 

In a growing effort to highlight the important work of World View's partner school districts, schools, and colleges, Going Global in North Carolina will regularly feature global education initiatives from partners across the state. 


We Want to Hear From You!

 If you are a World View Partner school district, school, or college and have an important global initiative you would like to make public, please contact 

Leslie Hodges at lhodges@unc.edu or 

919/962-9264.

 

CLICK HERE 

For more information on World View partnership. 

 
Do you have information to share?

Do you have information that you would like to share with other faculty across the state? You are welcome to submit interesting global education programs that are going on at your school or in your district, announcements about global education seminars, new resources that others might find interesting, etc. Please email Julie at kinnaird@unc.edu with your "update-worthy" items!


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