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Ideal for AP, TAG, and independent study students, the contest relates to global civic education, social studies, world history, English, and Human Geography with focus on culture, civility and leadership.
Essays due: March 15, 2012
The contest presents knowledge needed to excel in today’s global environment as related to 21st Century Skills:
- Learn why an Iowa town was named after an Arab Muslim freedom fighter.
- Evaluate the significance of Emir Abdelkader’s life and his struggles during peace, war, imprisonment, and exile as applied to today’s world.
- Combine history and cultural understanding while supporting positive moral and social skills.
- Utilize analytical, innovative and resourceful thinking beyond the facts.