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Bulletin #1:  Teaching Resources on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
 Compiled by Kip Cates, Feb. 27, 2022 

Dear GILE colleagues,


Many of us are still stunned by the military attack ordered by Vladimir Putin on Ukraine. This brutal act has plunged the world into a senseless war, brought death, suffering and destruction, and led to a mass refugee exodus of innocent men, women and children.

The speed and scale of the attacks have left many people watching this crisis helplessly. However, as socially-responsible educators, we have a duty to stand up, address this issue in our schools and classrooms, and join our students to take action.

To assist with this urgent task, I've created an "emergency bulletin" for language educators that brings together online websites, videos and teaching resources on the Russia-Ukraine crisis for immediate use. Attached is Issue #1. I plan to prepare further issues in future as the situation develops.

Please take a look at the resources I've listed and use these, if interested, to learn more about the crisis, start teaching it in your classroom, and engage your students in working to support Ukraine and end this cruel war.

Feel free to share, forward or post this bulletin to colleagues or students via e-mail, websites or social media. Get in touch if you have any questions / comments or if you have resources to share for future bulletins.

Let's do what we can to add our voices to the millions of people around the world calling for peace and an end to this brutal conflict. Gambarimasho!

Bulletin #1 file here!

Kip Cates <kipcates24@gmail.com>
JALT Global Issues Newsletter Editor
Tottori University, Japan

Bulletin #2:  Teaching Resources on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Compiled by Kip Cates, March 3, 2022 

Dear GILE colleagues,


Vladimir Putin is brazenly continuing his brutal invasion of Ukraine and his illegal war on its people. Each day, his military forces continue to cause death, suffering and destruction as they murder and traumatise innocent men, women and children.

To understand – and stop – this unfolding tragedy, teachers around the world are stepping forward to address the crisis in their classrooms, join others around the world in protest and assist Ukrainian victims of Putin's immoral war.

As my contribution, I've created an "Emergency Bulletin" for educators that brings together online websites, videos and teaching resources on the Russia-Ukraine crisis for immediate use:

 

Please take a look at these resources and use them, if interested. Feel free to share, forward or post these to friends, colleagues and students via e-mail, websites or social media. 

Get in touch if you have any questions / comments or if you have resources to share for future bulletins.

In these grim times, we have a special responsibility as educators to take action. Let's join our students to do what we can to work for peace, support Ukraine and put an end to this brutal conflict. 

 

In solidarity,

Kip Cates <kipcates24@gmail.com>
JALT Global Issues Newsletter Editor
Tottori University, Japan

Bulletin #3:  Teaching Resources on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Compiled by Kip Cates, March 8, 2022 

Dear GILE colleagues,


It's hard to celebrate International Women's Day (today, March 8th) when Ukrainian women are being killed and injured, hiding in bomb shelters with their kids, fleeing rocket attacks on their cities and driven from their homes by Russian soldiers.

 

We are now on the 13th day of Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion of Ukraine and his illegal war on its people. Russian military forces continue to cause daily death, suffering and destruction. Civilians are being killed. Hospitals are being destroyed. Apartments are being attacked. Schools are being bombed. Terrified women and children are fleeing their homes. The number of Ukrainian refugees has reached 1.7 million people.

The scale of this tragic - and totally unnecessary - humanitarian disaster should move us all to greater efforts to stop this immoral war, restore peace to Ukraine and provide assistance for the victims of Russian aggression.

 

To help with this, I'm sending you the latest issue of my "Emergency Bulletin" for language educators. This includes:

 

Please take a look at these resources and use them, if interested. 

 

Feel free to share, forward or post these to friends, colleagues and students via e-mail, websites or social media. 

Get in touch if you have any questions / comments or if you have resources to share for future bulletins.

Thanks in advance for any actions that you, your colleagues and students can take to stop the fighting, work for peace, support Ukraine and put an end to this brutal conflict. 

In solidarity,

Kip Cates <kipcates24@gmail.com>
JALT Global Issues Newsletter Editor
Tottori University, Japan

Bulletin #4:  Teaching Resources on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Compiled by Kip Cates, March 18, 2022 

Dear GILE and JALT colleagues,


We are now on Day 23 of Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion of Ukraine and his illegal war on its people. 

Russian military forces continue their deadly attacks on Ukraine’s cities, hospitals and schools. Ukrainian women, children and elderly continue to flee for their lives amid the destruction of their homes. Innocent civilians continue to die. The number of refugees has reached 3 million people. 

Our work to end this stupid, senseless, brutal conflict is as urgent as ever. The scale of this tragic - and totally unnecessary - humanitarian disaster should move us all to greater efforts to stop this immoral war, restore peace to Ukraine and provide assistance for the victims of Russian aggression.

To help with this, I'm sending you the latest issue of my "Emergency Bulletin" for language educators. This includes:

(1) Bulletin #4  

     - online websites, videos and resources to help you teach about the crisis in your classroom
     - sections on traumatised children, refugees, teachers under attack, Zelensky's US Congress speech, celebrity quotes, Putin jokes, initiatives in Japan

(2) Songs for Ukraine 

     - a set of 10 powerful songs of protest, support, solidarity and resistance to study, teach, discuss and sing at your school

     - these songs, by and for Ukraine, include lyrics, Youtube links plus info on the singers and the stories behind the songs
     - If we want students to help stop Russia’s war, we need to engage their passion and commitment. Music can help us in this task.

* Please take a look at these resources and use them, if interested. 
* Feel free to share, forward or post these to friends, colleagues and students via e-mail, websites or social media. 
* Get in touch if you have any questions / comments or if you have resources to share for future bulletins.

 

Thanks in advance for any actions that you, your colleagues and students can take to stop the fighting, support Ukraine and put an end to this brutal conflict. 

In solidarity,

Kip Cates <kipcates24@gmail.com>
JALT Global Issues Newsletter Editor
Tottori University, Japan

Bulletin #5:  Teaching Resources on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Compiled by Kip Cates, March 28, 2022 

Dear GILE colleagues,

 

We are now into the second month of Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine. 


Russian troops continue to mete out death, destruction and misery. Cities, hospitals and schools  are still being destroyed. Innocent civilians continue to suffer and die. Ukrainian women, children and elderly continue to flee for their lives. The number of refugees has reached 3.7 million people. 

 

Given the scale of this humanitarian disaster, our actions are urgently required to stop this immoral war, restore peace to Ukraine and assist victims of Russian aggression.

 

Attached (and below) is my fifth "Emergency Bulletin" for language educators. This includes:

 

(1) Bulletin #5 

     - online websites, videos and resources to help you teach about the crisis

     - info on ELT actions, anti-war opposition, Zelensky's Mar 24th appeal, initiatives in Japan

 

(2) Three Class Research Tasks 

Task #1:  “What are NGOs and UN agencies doing?”
Task #2:  “Anti-war protests in Russia”
Task #3:  “Street interviews: What do people around the world think?”

 

(3) Statements on Ukraine Issued by Language Associations

      - excerpts and links for Ukraine statements by 20+ language associations  

 

For more resources, see the online links below for previous bulletins, activities and documents.

 

* Please take a look at these resources and use them, if interested. 

* Feel free to share, forward or post these to friends, colleagues and students via e-mail, websites or social media. 

* Get in touch if you have questions, comments or resources to share for future bulletins.

Thanks for your actions and support to stop the fighting, support Ukraine and end this brutal conflict. 

 

In solidarity,

 

Kip Cates <kipcates24@gmail.com>

JALT Global Issues Newsletter Editor

Tottori University, Japan

Bulletin #6:  Teaching Resources on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Compiled by Kip Cates, April 5, 2022 

Dear GILE colleagues and friends,

 

Vladimir Putin’s illegal war on Ukraine has now been going for 6 weeks.

 

Day after day, on orders from the Kremlin, Russian troops continue their brutal attacks on Ukrainian homes, schools, hospitals, cities and people. The number of refugees fleeing abroad has reached 4.2 million. Russian war crimes continue to mount. Our actions are urgently required to stop this immoral war, restore peace to Ukraine and assist the victims of Russian aggression.

 

Attached (and below) is my sixth "Emergency Bulletin". This includes:

 

(1) Bulletin #6  

     - online websites, videos and resources to help you teach about the war

     - an ELT anti-war charity book, an April 9th online peace forum in Japan plus initiatives around the world

 

(2) Three More Classroom Activities 

Activity #1:  “Brainstorming the Destructive Impact of Russia’s War”
Activity #2:  “Comparing Before and After Photos of Ukraine”
Activity #3:  “Listening Comprehension: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Video Message to Russia”

 

For more resources, see the online links below for previous bulletins, activities and documents.

 

* Please take a look at these resources and use them, if interested. 

* Feel free to share, forward or post these to friends, colleagues and students via e-mail, websites or social media. 

* Get in touch if you have questions, comments or resources to share for future bulletins.

 

Thanks for your actions and support to stop the fighting, help Ukraine and end this deadly conflict. 

 

In solidarity,

Kip Cates <kipcates24@gmail.com>

JALT Global Issues Newsletter Editor

Tottori University, Japan

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