Crossing Borders Through Literature, Poetry, and Personal Stories Conference to be Held April 7, 2011
Crossing Borders is a conference for classroom teachers, grades 3-8, and school librarians, to be held April 8 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
President Kennedy’s stirring call to service at his inauguration and his launch of the Peace Corps shortly thereafter inspired a new sense of global citizenship on the part of many Americans, especially young people. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2011, this conference focuses on how to connect today’s students with the world beyond our borders.
Guest speakers include award-winning authors Alma Flor Ada, Naomi Shihab Nye, Linda Sue Park and James Rumford. Also featured on the program are educators from the Peace Corps’ World Wise Schools program, which provides a treasure trove of free classroom resources to help students learn about the people, geography and cultures of countries around the globe through the stories and experiences of Peace Corps volunteers.
This conference is presented in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site.
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Note: The deadline for conference registration has been extended to March 21.