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Addressing the December holidays in public school classrooms 

For many, December brings with it a myriad of emotions. The weather is changing, the semester is ending, and holidays are coming. Along with exams to take or grade, there are cards to write and gifts to buy. Many feel excited, stressed, or anxious as one year ends and another is set to begin. For …

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On a mission: Xiaoying Qi seeks to serve students in rural China  ☆

Drawn by its international reputation, Xiaoying Qi came to Teachers College from China where, she says, many people consider TC to be one of the most famous and prestigious institutions of its kind. Tao Sing Ju, regarded as the teacher of President Mao Zedong, is one of China’s most famous educational thinkers and practitioners, and …

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Charise Richards: On the road to unconventional teaching  ☆

Brooklyn native Charise Richards has her sights set on using the world as her classroom. Leaving her college’s Atlanta campus for over a year to study abroad in the Dominican Republic and Argentina was an experience she says changed her as a person. Now at TC in the Social Studies Education program, Richards looks forward …

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Aviv Cohen: One international student’s passion for Civics Education 

For Aviv Cohen, “Where are you from?” is a hard question to answer. Born to Israeli parents in the United States, he attended school in Connecticut through third grade before moving to Jerusalem where he grew up. Coming to Teachers College for graduate school, he felt more like an Israeli coming to the United States, …

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Volunteer Opportunity Abroad 

Volunteer Opportunity Abroad Position Title: Full-time Volunteer Commitment: Minimum of 6 months Where: Khan Market, New Delhi, India Accommodation: Provided Qualifications: College graduate Have previous community service experience Competent in Microsoft Office and Internet; have basic IT skills Be able to comfortably adapt to a new culture Roles and Responsibilities: Help strengthen the English curriculum …

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TC Social Studies Doctoral Student Publishes in History Compass 

Congratulations to Amy Mungur, who just published the following article! Mungur, Amy. (2011). Chinese Movies and History Education. The Case of Zhang Yimou's 'To Live', History Compass. ABSTRACT Using film to promote historical understanding is not a new phenomenon. However, such use presents difficulty when dealing with non-Western history, as sufficient care must be given to …

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This Week at TC: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference (June 23-25) 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

“The State of Children:  Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective” The Society for the History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization that places current controversies involving children in historical perspective. The SHCY’s sixth biennial conference will take place June 23-25 at Teacher’s College. Admission for TC students and faculty is …

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Class: Teaching About Africa with Film and Service-Learning 

A&HW 5050.003 (CRN 51863) Teaching About Africa With Film and Service Learning (Currently listed as Service Learning: The African Context) Instructor: Ellen Livingston Intended primarily for pre-service and in-service secondary teachers, this course will examine the broad themes of African history and a variety of current issues that demand attention in today’s classrooms.  The course …

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New Courses Announced!  ☆

December 2010 Teachers College, Columbia University Continuing Studies Non-credit Courses International Topics World History and Geography - Online Course January 19, 2011- May 10, 2011 (Earn up to 3.0 CEUs) This course is designed to enhance the intellectual tools necessary to teach world history and geography to your …

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