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PBS LearningMedia Debuts Global Learning and Diplomacy Collection, Hosts State Dinner Discussion

PBS LearningMedia has launched the free Global Learning and Diplomacy collection for teachers and will host an online classroom discussion before tomorrow's state dinner for France at the White House.

Designed "to foster global awareness and insight into U.S. diplomacy initiatives for middle and high school students and educators," according to a news release, "the collection includes images, videos, lesson plans and interactives focused on global awareness and the United States leaders and organizations working on diplomacy initiatives. The U.S. Department of State and Office of the First Lady facilitated access to a wide variety of historical materials from the current and past administrations that enhance this library of educational resources. The PBS LearningMedia Global Learning and Diplomacy Collection also features resources that highlight France’s unique culture, history, geography and education system showcasing how students in France live and learn."

A collaborative event organized by PBS LearningMedia and the U.S. State Department, the online discussion for students in grades 6-12 will cover the history and relevance of state dinners. Beginning at 2:30 pm ET, the discussion will begin with an introduction from First Lady Michelle Obama and will feature Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, former chief of protocol of the United States, U.S. Department of State and Evan Ryan, assistant secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, as speakers.

To view the free collection or to register for the online discussion, visit pbslearningmedia.org.

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Joshua Bolkan is the multimedia editor for Campus Technology and THE Journal. He can be reached at jbolkan@1105media.com.

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