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Creating Political Literacy: Ask, Learn, Educate. Presented at the GPC Teaching Retreat, April 21-22, 2005 Bob King
A Recent Example A recent survey by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland found that nearly 70 percent of President Bush's supporters believe the U.S. has come up with "clear evidence" that Saddam Hussein was working closely with Al Qaeda. A third of the president's supporters believe weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq. And more than a third believe that a substantial majority of world opinion supported the U.S.-led invasion. Voting Without the Facts Bob Herbert Published by the New York Times Online (November 8, 2004)
Create the Habit Make a news source your browser Home Page Customize your browser to receive special alerts Read the newspaper (even the AJC!)
Some Middle East Trivia Which country has the most Muslims? Which Middle Eastern country has the most Muslims? The second most? Which Arab country has the most Muslims? The second most? Which Arab country was never part of the Ottoman Empire? What does the acronym USA PATRIOT Act stand for? Why are Muslims concerned about it?
Some Asia Trivia When did the PRC come into existence? (And what does PRC stand for?) When did South Korea come into existence? What Bush-ist trio is North Korea part of? What is the story behind the recent protests in China recently?
Creating Political Literacy: Get Involved, Stay Informed Just Do It!
The Geo-Politically Literate Student: The Geo-Politically Literate Student: Internationalizing Education One Classroom at a Time Presented at the GPC Teaching Retreat, April 21-22, 2005 Bob King (with an assist from Debra Denzer)
Internationalizing Education* It includes providing opportunities for Personal awareness and openness to other cultures, values, and attitudes at home and abroad Intercultural skills and experiences Knowledge of history and world events Area studies specialization *from Debra Denzers Internationalizing Service Learning Without Studying Abroad, presented at ACIEE-Boston on April 8, 2005.
What Students Need Knowledge academics Attitudes experience Skills sustained practice
ICE Web Page Link to Web Page Link to Web Page (Many thanks to Rob Mayberry, who is almost solely responsible for the Web page that is linked to this slide.)