College and advanced high-school students are invited to volunteer to become ambassadors on behalf of the Middle Ground Journal. This is a unique leadership opportunity for students, particularly those interested in a career in teaching and research. Ambassadors will participate and help coordinate the complex relationships between research, publication, and teaching. Student Ambassadors should be available for a minimum of a semester, though a school year is preferred.
Applicants should contact Professor Liang at MiddleGroundJournal@Gmail.Com
Pilot Project for Student Ambassador Program: Bringing the website Teaching the Middle East – an Online Teaching Resource in the Classroom into the classrooms
For information on the Teaching the Middle East web resource, please read:
The purpose of this pilot project is to help teachers and students become aware of this new web teaching resource, and to help the site to gain in-depth feedback on how this site is being used in the classrooms.
Student Ambassadors will help design the process for this project. This will include: questions to address, time allotted, how to gather answers from teachers and students, a component wherein Student Ambassadors visit the classes to assist and observe the process of using this web resource to teach and to learn, and so on.
These ambassadors will identify and contact their most influential middle and/or high school social studies or history teachers. If these teachers are unable to assist in this project, they will be asked to help network and recruit on behalf of the ambassadors.
• An essay, coauthored by the supervising teacher, students, and the Student Ambassador to be published by The Middle Ground Journal
• Ambassadors will learn about teaching and learning from the middle or high school teachers and students
• Supervising teachers, students, and student ambassadors are invited to visit college classes to present their findings
• Participants will help to formulate future panels, workshops, and to expand this outreach/dialogue between different parts of the historical community