The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) are pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the third annual Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice, to be given at the NCSS national conference to be held November 13-15, 2015 in New Orleans. The award honors an educator who teaches the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, or local issues of justice.
India is an ancient civilization with widespread social, political, linguistic, cultural, philosophical,
artistic, religious, spiritual, and natural diversity. In recent decades, it has taken center stage with its global economic and political roles. Teaching India in classrooms is becoming more interesting and important, but its complexity and diversity pose a challenge to any teacher in a grade school.
Participants will be required to attend the five-day training session, from July 13th – July 17th, 2015, at Bridgewater State University. This will be an immersion program with cultural events in the evenings. Participants will be required to attend the complete session (day and evening cultural events) of the five-day training program. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the four Dharmic Traditions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism) have created training materials and teacher training modules for the recipients of these fellowships.
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