The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has been working to expand our educational outreach through technology. We are pleased to announce updates to our Wiki site, which is part of our Global Affairs Interactive Network (GAIN). On http://wikiwac.wikispaces.com, you can find many resources:
- Videos from GAIN sessions, special seminars where students engage in round-table discussions with guest speakers. Discussions available for viewing include Jerry Fowler speaking on the crisis in Darfur, Ambassador Marc Grossman discussing diplomacy, and Ambassador Vasil Sikharulidze commenting on the conflict between Russia and Gerogia.
- Information about our Student Ambassador Program, an annual program geared toward middle school students that focuses on better understanding a region of the world. The focus for 2009 was “Asia,” and five different student projects are available on the site.
- Revamped study information for the 2010 Academic WorldQuest competition. In addition to information on how to register and the rules of the game, new practice questions will be provided weekly.
We hope that teachers and students will take the opportunity to use this as an additional forum to discuss world affairs and post resources. Please check out the site and let us know what you think!