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Program Flyer: Environment and Culture of Tibet: Continuity and Change

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Content Provider   Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center  2010-11 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Margaret Sullivan
Ballantine Hall 542A
1020 N. Kirkwood Road
Bloomington, IN  47405
United States
Phone: (812) 856-1126
Fax: (812) 855-8667
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating     based on 6 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants   35
Minimum Number of Participants   5
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Gifted & Talented, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science
Program Description   This program uses the example of Tibet to explore how physical geography, environment and biodiversity influences peoples' livelihoods and culture, and how this is changing in recent times with urbanization and development.
Program Format   1. This program begins with introductions and research questions.
2. We then address those questions in a PowerPoint presentation.
3. Participants have a guided question & answer session
Objectives   The participant will:
- develop an appreciation for the influence of physical systems on human populations;
-identify some main characteristics of Tibetan culture and its links to the land;
- explore the implications of modern developments on environments and people;
- list several important geographic and environmental features of the Tibetan Plateau.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National

As a result of their activities in grades K-12, -Understand the physical and human characteristics of places.
-Understand that people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity.
-Understand how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should
-Understand how human actions modify the physical environment.
-Understand how physical systems affect human systems.
-Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

NCSS Standards
Theme 1: CULTURE
Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity.

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of the past and its legacy.

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places, and environments.
Program Length   40 minutes for 6th - 12th grades
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Date/Time Notes   Please allow two weeks notice to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts. We are on a university campus and share our VC facility with many other content providers.
Program Cost   Multipoint Cost: $0.00
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By Request Cost: $0.00
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Program Fee Notes   Our center is a Title VI National Resource Center, and US tax dollars cover costs. Our content is provided free of charge to US Institutions.
Cancellation Policy   All of our programs are free of charge. Cancellations without regard to our lost time might result in pulling of future programs with that school.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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