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This lesson explores the debate about whether public schools, which typically close on major Christian and Jewish holidays, should also shutter for important celebrations in other faiths. This debate is relevant in many cities, districts and states. The activities ask students to think critically about the question and identify multiple points of view before forming their own opinions and proposing possible solutions and/or compromises. This lesson is based on the following news stories: “Should public schools close for Muslim holidays?” “New York City Adds 2 Muslim Holy Days to Public School Calendar,” published in the New York Times after officials in New York City announced school would be closed to mark two Muslim holidays. Related:  Issues

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Stacie Gomm / Netiquette, Ethics, and Privacy We are going to discuss three areas. You will create a new word document and copy and paste the questions in the word document. As you discover the answers to the questions through exploring the web pages, you will enter your answers in the word document. (The questions are found below the explanation part of this page.) Netiquette Read through what Netiquette is by going to Take the quiz Open a word document and put your name and class period at the top of the document. Ethics Spend a few minutes learning about computer ethics by going to This site was created by students for students and describes computer ethics quite well. Read the sections on Copyright, especially 2.3. There is a worksheet that goes along with this web page. Privacy We will do a class activity on Privacy. Below is an attached PDF file labeled Privacy Reading. Google one of your parents names.

Online Hate and Free Speech Hate in a Free Speech Environment Many argue that the best response to hate speech is not criminalization, but more speech. A classic example of this took place during the 1990s when Canadian Ken McVay, founder of the anti-hate Nizkor Project, spent over a decade attempting to engage hate activist and Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel in an online discussion. Despite McVay’s appeal for the need for public debate, the free speech environment that characterized discussion forums in the late 1980s and early 1990s made many Internet service providers (ISPs) uncomfortable. To avoid this issue altogether, as well as limit interaction with those who might challenge their world view, some hate groups have rejected social media in favour of less interactive environments, such as informative websites which do not allow for critical debate. Another challenge relates to acts of hate in online environments hosted by minority groups. Free Speech: A Worldview [1] Kornblum, J. (1997).

Tell a different story about Santa this holiday season It is that time of year again: People are dusting off their holiday decorations in order to make their homes and public spaces festive. It is also the time when certain stories and songs are being repeated. Television holiday shows such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are almost iconic, with audiences watching them year after year. Children too are retold the same classic stories like “The Night Before Christmas,” Dr. For many of us, these stories and songs have come to define the spirit of the holidays. The single story In 2009, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie gave a talk on the danger of a “single story.” Adichie recalled that when she came to the U.S. to study, her roommate remarked that Adichie spoke very good English, and asked if she would play some “tribal music.” The problem was Adichie’s roommate had a “single story of Africa” – one in which she understood Adichie as coming from a place of “catastrophe.” Risks of single narratives Adichie’s story is not uncommon.

Videos Of Allegory of the Cave | Theory Of Knowledge Theory Of Knowledge Powered by WordPress | Hosted by Edublogs | Protected by CloudFlare Skip to toolbar What Do I Say to Students About Immigration Orders? | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice @Tolerance_org The [M]uslim students seem scared and quiet. One says family may flee country. These are six year olds.—A first-grade teacher’s tweet to Teaching Tolerance, January 30, 2017 We are 50% ELL (language learners – mostly refugee populations). Just as during the presidential campaign, current events are hitting home with many students, and teachers have to be ready to talk about these topics. Schools with immigrant, undocumented and refugee students are likely to see heightened anxieties and fears among students due to two executive orders: 1) a directive to start immediate construction on a border wall with Mexico and 2) a 90-day ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, and a 120-day suspension on refugee admissions into the United States (indefinitely for Syrian refugees). What do I say to students? Your voice—and other students’ voices—matter. I’m here for you. Here are the facts. Encourage courage. Youth United!

How to prepare for your UN phone interview – Human Rights Careers If you have been selected for a UN phone interview you are one of the best candidates for the job. This should give you confidence that you can manage the interview, if you prepare in a convenient way. Below are some tips and considerations that can improve your interview performance significantly. First steps after the invitation Save the job description on your computer, in case you have not done it already. Sometimes job offers are taken off the web when they expire. Human rights professionals use a lot of acronyms for international documents, courts, UN departments and other human rights entities. Inform yourself in more detail about the department you would be working for. Create a mind map One of the biggest advantages of a phone interview is that you can make notes that you can use during the interview to increase your eloquence and to make sure you do not forget any of your skills, qualifications and achievements. Setup your interview location and yourself Good luck!

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice Illustration by Bill Bragg This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented. Moreover, they are often the first ones to witness the impact of increased enforcement measures on students and their families. Schools should be safe havens that embrace all students and families, regardless of citizenship and national origin, and that includes unaccompanied and refugee children. Facts About Undocumented StudentsAn undocumented student is an aspiring citizen who came to the United States without legal documentation or who has overstayed his or her visa. Educator's FAQ About Immigration RaidsQ: What impact do raids have on children and youth? A: Yes, with exceptions.

Refinery29 presents Shatterbox Anthology Laura Delarato October 26th, 2016 12:00PM In the new Shatterbox Anthology film 50/50, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain embarks on a journey to document the true history of powerful women around the world. The project began when Shlain became aware of an interesting statistic about the number of women who have been elected heads of state which was a lot more than she thought. We have built a narrative around female scarcity in positions of power. The film begins with the first female hominoid, through the egalitarian neolithic era, past the ancient age of literacy, and into the roots of the patriarchy: a world valuing men on a higher level than women because of the need for physical strength in agriculture and military force. Just like her film, Shlain is constantly exploring character in the face of change. Refinery29 is thrilled to be showing this Shatterbox Anthology film. September 25th, 2016 6:00PM August 29th, 2016 11:00AM August 24th, 2016 11:00AM

How We Share the World This interactive graphic shows how the world is divided according to six different socioeconomic variables. The land area of each country represents its share of the worldwide total. Click on a circle to reshape the map For attribution and data sources, scroll to the bottom. I have been having fun experimenting with cartograms lately. For more information about what a cartogram is, have a look at my last two posts, The Housing Value of Every County in the U.S. and A Striking Perspective on New York City Property Values. For this map, I looked at several different socioeconomic variables to include. The GDP-scaled map makes it clear how dominant the U.S. economy is. Government Debt Looking at the world scaled by government debt, the first thing that jumps out is Japan. Population / Births Asia is home to about three fifths of world’s population, and arguably the 10 largest human settlements in the world. Wealth Extreme Wealth Hope you enjoy playing with the map. Attribution Follow Metrocosm

Mr. Breitsprecher's Career Activities Career Activities Thinking about careers is fun - its also important. Here are some downloadable, printable "worksheets" that help organize ideas and apply different ways to think about careers. These are .pdf files - you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view and print. Click HERE to download. Aerial Reconnaissance Simulation. Basic Business Etiquette. Big6 Project Planner. Business Etiquette. Business Etiquette & International Business. Business Etiquette & Schmoozing. Business Etiquette Fact Sheet. Career Activities. Career Activities 1-12. Career Activities 13-30. Career Activities Answer Keys. Careers Are Everywhere Activities Workbook. Career Bingo Lesson Plan. Careers Home / Career Clusters / Activities Online Career Resources / "Soft Skills" Careers in the News / Job Hunting Tips Owning Your Own Business DPI Career Development Standards / Top / Career Bingo: Descriptions of Careers. Career Bingo: Student Worksheet. Career Clusters Interest Survey.

Stereotypes Exercise | Skills Converged Purpose As we deal with a complex world, we make assumptions. This is an inbuilt function of our brain that helps us quickly make sense of the world around us. The problem with this is that sometimes these assumptions turn out to be wrong and misleading to the point that they can actually hinder our judgment. An area where this is most prevalent is stereotyping. For example, you may see a homeless person. The purpose of this exercise is to get the delegates to share information with each other on counter-examples and to see stereotyping with a new perspective. Objective Given a stereotype find a counter-example. What You Need Blank cards Setup There are two stages in this exercise: Identify a stereotype. Timing Explaining the Exercise: 5 minutes Activity: 1 min choosing stereotype + 2 min choosing counter-example + 20 min sharing with the group = 23 minutes Group Feedback: 10 minutes Discussion What did you think of the stereotypes identified?

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer 26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer by Terry Heick These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education. What every student should know starts with themselves and moves outwards to your content area: self knowledge–> content knowledge. As an educator, your job is lead students to understanding, but student self-awareness and self-knowledge should precede that. If it hasn’t already come, the first day of school is probably imminent for you, and these kinds of questions could come in handy there as well. Strategies for Implementation These kinds of questions seem a bit…challenging, but if students can’t even begin to answer them, well, we have a problem don’t we? Based on some feedback we’ve gotten from our facebook community, here are a few tips to use this resource: 1. 2. Have students choose to respond to the ones the want to respond to, and skip the ones they don’t 3. 4. Each question can act as a writing prompt. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.