Saturday, December 03, 2005

United Nations Cyberschoolbus Needs Teacher Volunteers in Exchange for Classroom Materials

Politics aside folks, a great resource I've used since it came online is the United Nations Cyberschoolbus .

United Nations Cyberschoolbus is looking for teachers and curriculum supervisors who would like to review content we are developing for this site and to try activities and lessons that we are creating for teachers and students around the world.

"Your participation will help us make this site more useful for teachers around the world. Each time you review content or try out lessons on a particular topic with your students, we will send you FREE material about the UN for your school or classroom as a token of our appreciation.

Project Highlights

Our interactive database, InfoNation, is accessed by thousands of users monthly who pull up accurate official and up-to-date information and statistics regarding the countries of the world.

Our Schools Demining Schools project brought schools together around the issue of landmines. After learning about the topic, schools ran their own fundraising drives to raise money to clear school grounds of mines. Students could follow the results of their actions through email exchanges with the demining teams in Afghanistan and Mozambique.

The Model UN Discussion Area attracts thousands of students who gather to discuss international issues, request information and exchange ideas.

For the Health module, classes from around the world connected with each other on a discussion board to discuss, then define health, before getting together on-line to question experts from the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization about their concerns.

Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow includes a comprehensive 6-unit teaching module on urban issues that covers everything from the history of urban development to profiles of today's important cities to issues facing the cities of tomorrow."

Their free email newsletter kept me informed about their offerings and promises not to share your addy to keep it private.

posted by An Educational Voyage @ 12/03/2005 04:54:00 PM  
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