Our Pulse programs bring timely discussions into the classroom and give youth the opportunity to navigate difficult conversations alongside their peers. This year, Pulse programs will explore issues around religion, race, immigration, and genocide. We invite you to take your seat at the table.
Webcasts are virtual town halls where global issues are discussed. Students watch a live streamed conversation between peers and guest experts, while discussing the same issues in a facilitated chat room. Students will also have the opportunity to send in questions to our guest experts.
PREP: 1-2 class periods || EVENT: 40 minutes
VIRTUAL REALITY PILOTS
We are harnessing the power of virtual reality to cultivate curiosity in our classrooms. VR can transport you into the middle of a rural Ottoman village or in the day in life of your peer's shoes. Whether your classroom is 1:1 tablets or fully equipped with vr headsets, we have designed lesson plans to support learning with the technology.
PREP: 3-4 class periods
Siroun tells a story about a friendship between an Armenian boy and Turkish boy against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide. Filmed on the set of The Promise, the experience offers viewers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a rural Ottoman village at this moment in history, creating a foundation of empathy to consider the choices and experiences of everyday people caught at the crossroads of civil war and genocide. A one-time webcast event will directly connect three classrooms with Terry George, Director of the film The Promise and the virtual reality experience places the user directly on the set of the film to witness the friendship against the backdrop of the Armenian genocide.
Thursday, November 16th
Students in Armenia, US, and Jordan will come together for a dialogue with Academy Award winning Director Terry George [and Producer Eric Esrailian] to discuss the important lessons learned from the Armenian Genocide and to uncover the relevance of those lessons today. Terry and Eric worked on the film, the Promise, which is film about the Armenian Genocide.
SIROUN VIRTUAL REALITY (COMING NOV. 2017)
Siroun is a five minute VR film that tells the story of a friendship between an Armenian boy and a Turkish boy, Artak and Temin, set against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide. The VR film gives viewers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a rural Ottoman village at a critical moment in history, creating a foundation of empathy to consider the choices and experiences of everyday people caught at the crossroads of civil war and genocide.
FACING DIFFERENCE SERIES
This year Pulse has teamed up with Students Rebuild to bring students and educators the Facing Difference Program Series. We will be offering webcasts and a virtual reality experience to support the Facing Difference Challenge. Differences help define who we are, and engaging with people who are different - sharing stories and learning about their experiences - broadens our own perspectives and makes us more creative, innovative, and aware. Why then is it so difficult to meaningfully engage with people and ideas that are different from our own? The Facing Difference webcast series will explore topics of religion, race, and immigration while the virtual reality experience places the user in someone else's shoes and raises question around identity.
A CONVERSATION AROUND RELIGION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st
A CONVERSATION AROUND RACE
VIDEO & CURRICULUM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th
A CONVERSATION AROUND IMMIGRATION
FRIDAY, APRIL 27th
To access past Pulse programs and to utilize our educations resources, check out the GNG Resource Library!
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