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Global Education and Technology in Action

January 12th, 2012 · No Comments

The current edition of the Primary Source Newsletter highlights an inter generational collaboration that involved multiple school districts and Primary Source, one of Bedford’s Professional Development providers.  Primary Source hosted a rich online discussion of the novel Girl in Translation. This poignant story of a young woman immigrating from Hong Kong to the U.S. highlights many of the issues facing the school aged immigrants who enter our country today. The newsletter notes:

Readers of all ages were engaged in thinking about critical global issues such as immigration, child labor, race, and identity. Educators were inspired to consider ways to incorporate Girl in Translation into their curricula in order to foster a deeper understanding of global issues.

Having an online discussion involving both adult book groups and the first time author Jean Kwok was a great opportunity for our high school literary scholars.

I have read this  novel and recommend it to you.  If you want to read the newsletter that mentions our BHS students, here’s the link:

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