RJI staff living in the West Bank work with Palestinian students to produce film, radio, photographic and print media that American educators may incorporate into a wide variety of high school and university curricula.
RJI facilitates live videoconferences between American high school students and Palestinian university students, creating opportunities for a direct exchange that is free of the filters typical of the mainstream American media. The program exposes American youths to elements of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict not usually discussed as part of the formal educational system and allows them to process their fears, anger and suspicions in an open environment.
Through interaction between the two groups, RJI enables American students to engage in learning about realities of life in Palestine from those actually living such experiences.
A broad range of project themes allows for many creative and innovative applications in the classroom; teachers have used RJI content in history, current events, economics, and even poetry classes.
RJI is currently focused on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but will continue to expand in the coming years to include projects in additional regions of conflict across the globe.
TIG's interactive forum allows RJI to develop and support its network of participating teachers and students, allowing them to create interactive digital classrooms, receive professional technical support, and engage in collaborative global learning initiatives. All of RJI's multimedia resources for teachers are available online at no cost to teachers; please see a variety of films, printed media, photography, radio pieces and lesson plans developed by RJI teachers by clicking on Teacher Resources at www.ResearchJournalismInitiative.net.
This virtual classroom will be a collaborative space for art students at Greens Farms Academy.Join Classroom
This class is an advanced exploration for dedicated young writers. The course will focus particularly on poetry and...Join Classroom
This virtual classroom will be the collaborative site for Beth Harris's Political Justice course at Ithaca College...Join Classroom
By engaging in international exploration students will gain awareness of the global struggles of humanity and their...Join Classroom
Current World Issues class for 11th & 12th graders.Join Classroom
High School course studying current world issues.Join Classroom
Current World Issues Class for 11th and 12th gradersJoin Classroom
This is a sample thematic classroom, preloaded for the exploration of Haitian life and the challenges of poverty.Join Classroom
This class is for Model UN students to share opinions and meet other students from other countries.Join Classroom
The goal of this unit is to engage students of Creative Writing in poetry as a means of exploring Palestinian life.Join Classroom
This classroom will be a meeting and discussion forum for the key players in the Resolana project, 2010-2011.Join Classroom
This course is for students currently reading Romeo and Juliet.Join Classroom
Collaborative class between Beth Harris's Seminar on Witnessing War and An Najah University Professor Nihad Khanfar's...Join Classroom
This "classroom" will provide a forum for teachers to discuss RJI units with other teachers, to receive any support...Join Classroom
A sample thematic classroom for RJI teachers to explore.Join Classroom