Are you a passionate Social Studies or Military History educator in the Calgary or Edmonton area interested in digging deeply into the topics of internationalism, nationalism, and democratic citizenship with your students? Do you enjoy engaging in discussions about the Canadian military role in the world? Would you relish the idea of bringing your students together with others from around the city for intellectual interaction and interesting activities?
If so, please consider joining us for:
*Teacher professional development - TBD
*Thorough, engaging, and complimentary resources for your classroom to be used in the semester
*A student field trip
Last semester’s question: What should the Canadian military action be against Islamic State (IS)? Students decided upon appropriate intervention based on ONE of the following foreign policy goals (as criteria):
*Peace in the Region (the future of Syria, Iraq, the Middle East broadly, Shia-Sunni tensions)
*Canadian Security (threat posed by IS, retaliation/retribution, “home-grown” terrorism, “radicalized” Canadians, etc.)
*Humanitarianism (crimes against the Yasidi people, the Kurdish people, the fate of refugees, etc.)
*Economic considerations (costs incurred by Canada, i.e. in military expenditures, losses or gains in trade with Iraq and Syria, human casualties, refugees, immigration, foreign aid to the region, costs associated with attacks on home soil, potential future costs, etc.
If you are interested in hearing more about these exciting opportunities, please contact our Education Coordinator, Aaron Curtis, at email@example.com