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Fall 2003 - Issue No. #51

This fall newsletter marks the 51st issue of our Global Issues in Language Education Newsletter. Our featured topic this issue is "Teaching about the United Nations." This includes ideas for classroom activities, a United Nations quiz and a list of resources (books, videos, posters, websites) to help you teach your students about the UN. Our main articles explain how to use the UN Cyber School Bus website for language teaching and how literature can raise student awareness about global issues. Also included are a class activity on global proverbs, a report on the PGL II conference (Tokyo, Sept. 27-28), a preview of the JALT 2003 conference (Shizuoka, Nov. 21-24), profiles of key books about the United Nations and a list of global education calendars to order for the year 2004.

Contents #51

  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations

  • Conference Report: Peace as a Global Language II (Tokyo)

  • Feature: Teaching about the United Nations

  • Conference Preview: Global Issues at JALT 2003 (Shizuoka)

  • Global Issues with the UN Cyber School Bus by Greg Goodmacher

  • Teaching Global Awareness through Proverbs by Vivian Chu

  • Global Issues Through Literature: Victor Hugo by Olivier Urbain

  • News and information about global education

  • Who's Doing What? Reports from the field

  • Book Profiles: Key Resources on the United Nations

  • Global issue calendars for the year 2004


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Kip A. Cates, Tottori University, Koyama, Tottori City, JAPAN 680-8551
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