Workshop: Teaching About the Effect of Armed Conflict on Children

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, July 19, 2013 - 3:00pm
African Studies Center at University of Pennsylvania, 647 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104
United States

Join Global Education Motivators (GEM) for a 2-day workshop teaching about the effect of armed conflict on children.This workshop will explore the multiple devastating effects of armed conflict on children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Using primary sources from the Library of Congress and first-hand accounts from African Nationals and UN personnel, teachers broaden their perspectives on this real world problem and learn how to use first hand experiential learning and primary sources to teach about global problems.

These workshops produce teacher developed cross curricular lesson plans and also use interactive videoconferencing technology to connect with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary- General for Children and Armed Conflict, UNICEF and the Department of Public Information.

Objectives of this workshop:

  • Become familiar with the Library of Congress Website
  • Use interactive technology to connect to leading experts in the fields of Children’s Rights and Armed Conflict 
  • Meet and interact with African National Denis Okema
  • Develop a Lesson Plan on using primary sources in the classroom to teach about armed conflict

Recommended for educators of grades 6-12. This workshop is free and includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch.

For more information contact Sabrina Cusimano via email at [email protected] or by calling 215-497-8809.

Event Type: 
Educational Events
K-12 Education
International Studies