Your World Affairs Council is pleased to share this announcement from the United States Institute of Peace. On Friday, July 12, 2019 USIP will host Cassandra Bates, one of four 2019 “Peace Teachers” who will tell their stories. This past school year these teachers worked with USIP who provided resources and support “to help students gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives to work toward a more peaceful world.”
Ms. Bates teaches AP Human Geography at Franklin’s Centennial HS. Each year she organizes students to participate in TNWAC’s Anne Smedinghoff Academic WorldQuest Challenge inspiring students to learn more about the world.
A Year in the Life of a Peace Teacher
Stories from the American Classroom
with Tennessee “Peace Teacher” Ms. Cassandra Bates
At a time when violent conflict regularly dominates headlines, four high school teachers in Alabama, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington have spent the last year as part of USIP’s Peace Teachers Program. The program provides a select group of teachers with the resources and support to help students gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives to work toward a more peaceful world. Their stories reveal how students from four very different communities across the U.S. make sense of the world and what they were inspired to do over the past year as part of this USIP program.
Nancy Lindborg, welcoming remarks
President & CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace
Megan Chabalowski, introductions
Program Officer, Public Education, U.S. Institute of Peace
Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, moderator
American novelist, short story writer and journalist, and Member, International Advisory Council, U.S. Institute of Peace
Chelsea High School, Chelsea, AL
Centennial High School, Franklin, TN
West Central High School, Hartford, SD
Klahowya Secondary School, Silverdale, WA
Young people are hungry for examples of people working for peace in some of the world’s most violent conflicts, and they are curious about ways they too can make a positive difference. Join us on July 12 as USIP’s current Peace Teachers reflect on their year providing students with the tools to have an impact on their community—and the world—through peacebuilding. From teaching history through a peacebuilding lens to building awareness around current global issues and local resources, the teachers will share how they advanced their students’ understanding of international conflict and the possibilities of peace in ways that aligned with state standards and their existing curriculum. They will also present strategies that can be applied in every classroom. Join the conversation with #USIPPeaceTeachers.
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