If you missed the Global Read Webinar Series in spring 2018, fear not! All of the webinars are archived and viewable online.
Once a month, the World Area Book Awards sponsored a 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The spring webinar series focuses on social justice. We encourage you to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author. The books are appropriate for students in grades 7-12.
The 2018 series featured:
View the archived webinars here:
Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council.
By Greta Scharnweber, New York University
The Dead Sea is dying. One of the most unique natural sites on Earth, famous for its buoyancy and lofty salt and mineral contents, the Dead Sea is on most world travelers’ checklists. Yet many of the Dead Sea’s visitors are unaware that this amazing body of water is in dire environmental crisis.
As events have unfolded across the Middle East and North Africa, the CHOICES Program at Brown University has rolled out a series of three (so far) compelling lessons that pull together background information, media resources, academic expertise, and suggestions for classroom activities.