The Council is pleased to introduce an exciting and innovative new method of advancing global education in Montana’s classrooms. Through a partnership with Inspired Classroom, and funding from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, the Council is utilizing video-conferencing technology to bring our Council in the Classroom program directly to Montana high school students. By applying this new medium, we have overcome the geographical and financial challenges faced by many schools, and are now able to connect distinguished speakers, ambassadors, and international experts with classrooms throughout the Big Sky.
Are you a Montana middle school or high school teacher? Register your class for upcoming Council in the Classroom programs today!
Upcoming Council in the Classroom Programs:
Stay tuned for upcoming Council in the Classroom programs!
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Visit our Teaching Resources page for our full database of Council in the Classroom videos and teaching guides.We encourage you to share these videos with your students, colleagues, and community.
In addition to the video conferencing programs, the Council is proud to facilitate in-person classroom presentations between our Distinguished Speakers and the high schools in Missoula and the surrounding area. For more information about bringing speakers into your school, email us at email@example.com
Council in the Classroom Special Events
In 2014 the Council was excited to host a film series with Dr. Udo Fluck from UM’s Global Gateway. This three part series, titled, Global Crossroads, targeted important learning goals covering topics of poverty, pollution, recycling, consumerism, climate change, and environmental impact. Films featured included:
Waste Lands a 2010 Brazilian documentary
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Waste Land can be found on Netflix
Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? a 2010 American documentary
Jeb Berrier is exploring the effects of plastic bags, opting to stop using them as his wife enters pregnancy. Plastic fragments are found to outnumber plankton 60-to-1, and contributes to around 100,000 marine animal deaths, including birds, every year. Calls to the American Chemical Society prove to be fruitless. He later discovers that plastics contain chemicals such as phthalates that can carry adverse effects to newborn babies.
No Impact Man a 2009 US documentary
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. It means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, busses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage.