Know Your Community

Did you know that Summit County, Ohio is home to 20+ ethnic groups & 50+ different faith groups? Learn more here:

Know Your World

Do you know Iran uses a different calendar then we do? Learn more about the world with our collection of modules & ppts.

Know More

Go to the following pages for:Students, Teachers, Speakers to learn more about the world through our many resources & games.






Global Ties Akron, working in partnership with The Akronist and local educators, works to promote students as
responsible consumers of media literature and writers of citizen journalism.

In this day and age- students are opinion writers and consumers of social media on a daily basis through facebook, twitter, online gaming sites, and other social media sources.  It is important for all students to understand how to be ethical and civil in their discourse online and in new media. 

This module combines the Know Your Community- Know Your World project- introducing the world into the classroom through authentic speakers of globally diverse residents in our community - with the Student Citizen Journalism module. 

Objectives:  Students will learn how to relate to diverse populations, research to provide objective and responsible articles, Write articles to share with the community what they are learning about the world in their classrooms and
to promote civic activism and responsible use of social media and online publications.