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Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty

 
Developed by Dr. Vicki Suehr at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to incorporate humanities content on Eastern Europe to teach about diversity in student orientation courses.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Intended Audience:
K-12

These fantastic lessons guide you and your students through the complex system of online archives. Explore history through artifacts with these finely crafted lessons. Intended for grades 9-12, these lessons can be modified to accommodate learners of any age. Set forth of a learning adventure with these stupendous lessons.

Intended Audience:
K-12

This diverse set of lesson, created by a highly qualified team,  plan draws upon the appeal of the normal. By having students examine the objects they use everyday and compare them with the objects young people use in Ethiopia, learners may be able to discover more about themselves connect it to others around the world. These expertly crafted lessons are targeted toward late elementary school groups, however can be easily modified to accommodate any grade. Help your students find the amazing in the ordinary with everyday objects!
 
Powerpoints are shared as google slides:
 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UVrt24qWauiwIrUoDW33IXGaj0FWQ2ZK...
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1F-YtZK39Q-T1D5cRPaAgT-KmuhFSKVLH...
 
See PDFS for lesson plan attached.

Intended Audience:
K-12

These lesson, designed by a master educator, examine food from many diverse angles that can be incorporated in a learning environment to connect learning across disciplines. These lessons are organized for grades 9-12 but can easily be modified to fit the needs of any grade level. These lessons are intended to flow seemlessly with your core teaching objectives, serving to reinforce previously taught concepts with a global perspective edge. 
 
COFFEE PROCESS VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE6fMZQalfw&feature=youtu.be
FALSE BANANA PROCESS VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jap3CYRcYGw&feature=youtu.be

Intended Audience:
K-12

These lessons are the foundation for a exploration of gender with your students. These lessons, created by innovative researchers in the field, are targeted toward secondary level students (7-12), however, could be modified for any grade level. These expertly crafted lessons help you can your students explore female empowerment and training men as partners. Engage your students with a critical dive into gender from a global perspective. 

Intended Audience:
K-12

Sodo, Ethiopia
Erin Towns, a seventeen year veteran classroom teacher, utilizes geospatial technology and visuals from Sodo, Ethiopia to teach students and educators about geographic concepts of community space. This interactive series of lessons takes students and teachers on a visual journey through Sodo, Ethiopia while teaching them to how to use basic ArcGIS Online mapping tools. Students are asked to map local community spaces and compare them with ones found in Sodo, Ethiopia.
This lesson can be included in any social studies course dedicated to increasing technological literacy and historical and contemporary content about Eastern Africa.
 
https://elhs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=ad7b170289114fae9c20da18fe127f33
 

Intended Audience:
K-12

Two outstanding teachers from Pittsburgh Public, Irene and Gerald, craft a beautiful lesson that help you guide your students through a musical adventure through Sodo Ethiopia. This lesson could be used as an addition to many classes which could explore music through different contexts: Math, physics, art, history, etc. 

Intended Audience:
K-12

Darla Gerlach, Doctor of Education, through in-depth interviews, hours of observations, and crafting personal relationships with the people of Sodo, Ethiopia, created a diverse set of lessons that capture and showcase the plant life of Ethiopia. These lessons are intended for students 7-12 however, students of any age could enjoy these lessons with some modifications. 
Powerpoint Google slide links:
1.)Ethnobotany in Ethiopia: 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TeAUdVCTB0-5ux_2hW5TARRfSuAPBdwg...
2.) Indigenous Ethiopian Technology & the Modern Maker Movement
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Kg9smAkY5RYLK_-ae8MGyj8qBFbNBrGt...

Intended Audience:
Students, Higher Education, Faculty, Post-Secondary

This unit enhances students' global awareness as they use critical thinking and research skills to argue for or against Brexit.  It is targeted to the educator's Intercultural Communication course for undergraduate students.
 
Kimberly OmniEssence participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Students, 6-8, Faculty, K-12

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the EU Single Market and consumer rights.  It is targeted to the educator's 6th grade English Language Arts class.
 
Melissa Englert participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Students, Higher Education, Faculty, Post-Secondary

This unit familiarizes students with academic research through the topic of marine litter and European Union policies and initiatives.  It is targeted to undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines learning about information literacy.
 
Serene Rock participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Students, 9-12, Faculty, K-12

This unit familiarizes students with the formation and history of the European Union.  It is targeted at the educator's 11th grade US History students.
 
Meredith McGovern participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Students, 6-8, Faculty, K-12

This unit familiarizes students with the European Union, its purposes and functions, through a year-long project.  It is targeted to the educator's 7th grade Social Studies class.
 
Pren Woods participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty

 
Developed by Dr. Julie Durbin at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to introduce humanities content on Eastern Europe by incorporating fairy tales into literature courses.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

Bianka Stumpf participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2016. For more information about this program, please visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/brussels/study-tour.