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Friday October 24 2014

Resources for Further Understanding
 Resources for Further Understanding
 

Study Circles:

WSIU Public Television has been working with community partners for the past two years on a community diversity project, Many Faces/Many Voices. Explore the national Many Faces/Many Voices project web site here. The basis for the project, in coordination with local and national programs, is the use of study circles.

What is a study circle?

We invite community groups, churches, schools and universities to share your response to the terrorist attacks through local study circles. Study circles can help your group learn more about the issues, influence local policy, create new connections in the community, and take an active role in the democratic process.

  • Start a study circle in your community: e-mail to us your request for more information
  • Join a study circle in your community: e-mail to us your request for more information

    Resources for Community Groups:

  • The Kettering Foundation, an operating foundation established in 1927 whose research focus is, "What does it take to make democracy work as it should?"
  • Four Things Citizens Can Do, ideas by Richard Harwood on moving forward, with awareness, in a tenuous new world
  • Public Agenda Online offers a special edition on terrorism, consisting of a series of interviews with experts in foreign policy and public opinion
  • National Issues Forums, a nationwide network of educational and community organizations, has a thought-provoking list of questions to discuss as a result of the events of September 11, 2001
  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies addresses issues of special concern to black Americans and other minorities.

    Broadcast Programs and Videotapes

  • A videotape and viewer's guide for Test of Courage: The Making of a Firefighter can be obtained through WSIU Public Television. To request, please contact Beth Spezia or by calling 618-453-4344. Test of Courage is an intimate portrait of young men and women from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds who must compete to become firefighters in Oakland, California.

  • A videotape and viewer's guide for Blink, the redemption story of former white supremacist Gregory Withrow, who renounced the world of hate when he fell in love with a woman whose parents fled Nazi Germany, can be obtained by contacting Beth Spezia or by calling 618-453-4344.

    Books

  • One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001, by Life Magazine (Editor), et al

  • Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences, by Paul Maniscalco and Hank T. Cristen for professionals, law enforcement agencies, and others

    Why not take a moment to Tell Us What You Think about issues raised in your community group after September 11?

    Resources for Churches:

    Web Sites

  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a production of Channel Thirteen/WNET in New York, offers guidance for establishing an interfaith discussion group in addition to features stories each week and archive of September 11th news coverage
  • World Day of Peace, a message from Pope John Paul II for the celebration on January 1, 2002
  • Democracy and the new religious landscape in America, a transcript of Bill Moyers' September 19th broadcast
  • Carbondale's directory of church web sites
  • Southern Illinois Regional Information Network's links to places of worship

    Broadcast Programs and Videotapes

  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, an hour-long weekly program hosted by Bob Abernethy and dedicated to coverage of spirituality, airs on WSIU Public Television, Channels 8 & 16, each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Videotapes, viewer's guides, and outreach guides can be obtained by contacting Beth Spezia or by calling 618-453-4344. .

    Books

  • From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America by Beliefnet (Editor)

    Why not take a moment to Tell Us What You Think about issues raised in your church after September 11?

    Resources for Parents, Teachers and Schools:

    Web Sites

  • Dealing with Tragedy in the Classroom, a lesson for first through fifth grade students on coping with loss and learning how to talk to each other about their feelings.
  • Media's Impact on the Public Crisis, a language arts lesson for tenth through twelfth grade students. This lesson helps students understand the impact that media messages can have in shaping reactions to tragic events conveyed in the news.
  • Student's Take on The World Trade Center Bombing, in which members of the Harriman Clubhouse of the Boys Club of New York share their feelings about the events of September 11th and interview fellow New Yorkers to get their reactions to the tragedy
  • Dealing with Tragedy: Tips for Teachers and Parents, a web site with discussion board.
  • Nonviolent Curriculum for Kids, an essay with list of suggested readings from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
  • Head Start publishes resources for teaching peace to children
  • PBS Kids Resources for Parents
  • Classroom Resources, lesson plans from PBS for students in grades K-12
  • NewHour Extra, an interactive site about Life After 9.11 for students and teens, with additional ideas and resources for teachers
  • Sesame Street's Tragic Times, Healing Words

    Broadcast Programs and Videotapes

  • Peaceful Solutions, a series of four half-hour programs providing middle and high school educators with an introduction to conflict resolution and violence prevention techniques. The series is available for purchase from the Bureau for At-Risk Youth (800-999-6884) and information is available on the web site.

    Books

  • Waging Peace in our Schools, a powerful book based on the largest and most successful school initiatives in social and emotional learning in the United States - the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program--for teaching young people to empathize, mediate, negotiate and create peace.

  • Before Push Comes to Shove: Building Conflict Resolution Skills with Children, a companion guide to the book Best Day of the Week, for teachers of young children.

    Why not take a moment to Tell Us What You Think about issues raised in your home or local schools after September 11?

    Resources for Colleges and Universities:

    Web Sites

  • John A Logan Community College in Carterville
  • Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Anna, Cairo, Vienna, East St. Louis and Metropolis
  • Rend Lake College in Ina
  • Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg
  • Illinois Eastern Community Colleges serving Robinson, Fairfield, Olney, Lebanon, Mt. Carmel, and surrounding areas
  • Kaskaskia College in Centralia
  • Focal Point a publication for the SIU community, features a story a local medical social worker and her views on responding to burn victims from the terrorist attacks and other tragedies
  • Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at SIU in Carbondale
  • Islamic Center of Carbondale
  • Carbondale Newman Catholic Student Center
  • American Baptist Campus Ministry
  • Paul White, a student at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, describes his experience in a campus study circle with community police on page three, Focus on Study Circles
  • Program for Democratic Values and Practices, supporting college and university level education for principled and responsible citizenship.

    Broadcast Programs and Videotapes

  • A videotape and viewer's guide for Test of Courage: The Making of a Firefighter can be obtained through WSIU Public Television. To request, please contact Beth Spezia or by calling 618-453-4344. Test of Courage is an intimate portrait of young men and women from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds who must compete to become firefighters in Oakland, California.

  • A videotape and viewer's guide for Blink, the redemption story of former white supremacist Gregory Withrow, who renounced the world of hate when he fell in love with a woman whose parents fled Nazi Germany, can be obtained by contacting Beth Spezia or by calling 618-453-4344.

    Books

  • September 11, 2001: A Record of Tragedy, Heroism and Hope, by Harry N. Abrams

    Why not take a moment to Tell Us What You Think about issues raised on your college campus after September 11?


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