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AMERICAN CORNER Nicaragua

NOVEMBER 2010 Native American Heritage Month International Education Week 2010

Ask your questions by email: americancorner@cablenet.com.ni Phone: 22557171 – Ext. 238 Biblioteca Roberto Incer Barquero Km. 7 Carretera Sur Managua, Nicaragua

Come by the library and ask for assistance


IEW 2010 Outreach Program

at Lincoln Academy

International Education Week 2010 Outreach On November 9th, 2010, the EducationUSA Adviser and the American Corner Coordinator attended the annual Lincoln International Academy Fair. The academic fair attracts bilingual students from diverse private schools in Managua. Attendees learned about International Education Week , the importance of superior education and the advantages of pursuing studies in the US. Also provides information about educational institutions in the United States and guidance on how to access those opportunities. The adviser provided students guidance on what is needed to apply to US as a student in undergraduate, graduate and research programs, where to start, what is needed and how to explore the schools & programs. Approximately 300 people attended the fair: high school students, parents and English teachers visited the stand and received information about American Corner services and EducationUSA office services offered to Nicaraguan students and their parents. The adviser also invited perspective students learn about U.S. exchange opportunities and advertised the Opportunity Funds program at the weekly orientation talks at the BNC.


Elenita Tapawan, IRO presents the State Department’s Virtual Library at the American Corner

. Elenita Tapawan, Information Resource Officer from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico

City, DF visited the American Corner in Nicaragua during her first visit to Nicaragua. Elenita used this visit to present the "State Department's Global virtual Library for library users of all ages" to a group of 45 librarians from the Nicaraguan network of academic libraries, representatives of the municipal libraries network and members of the Nicaraguan association of librarians. Elenita showed the directory of commercial databases and described each one and the type of content available through the new Virtual Library and made available to the general public at the Information Resource Center (IRC), American Corner and the Binational Center in Managua.

The American Corner Coordinator can assist you to locate information using the new Virtual Library databases. Come by the library and ask for assistance.


THANKSGIVING DAY At the BNC Sharing with Others

To celebrate Thanksgiving Day the Binational Center extended an invitation to children from the Hand in Hand Ministry, an international social service organization that provides shelter and educations to local children. The BNC students gave a warm welcome to the 13 children sponsored by the nonprofit group and stressed the message of sharing as the main concept for this group activity. BNC faculty prepared a special class to talk about the origins of Thanksgiving Day and the meaning of this family tradition to American society. American Corner coordinator gave visitors a guided tour of the BNC Library and showed them books about Thanksgiving. The evening concluded with a special Thanksgiving dinner prepared by a local chef at the BNC. 140 BNC students 10 BNC teachers 13 Children and 3 staffers from the Hand to Hand Ministry


2011 “Doors to Diplomacy” Web Competition for Students State Department Announces “Doors to Diplomacy” 2011 Web Project Competition for Middle School and High School Students The Department of State and the Global SchoolNet Foundation announce the 2011 “Doors to Diplomacy” award competition, recognizing the student-created Global SchoolNet Web projects that best teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. To qualify, middle school and high school students will work in small teams with teacher-coaches. Projects must be completed by March 15, 2011, and winners will be announced in May 2011. Every team that enters a project will receive a special “Doors to Diplomacy” certificate recognizing their achievement. Each student member of the two winning teams – one American and one international – will also receive a $2,000 scholarship, and the winning coaches’ schools will each receive a $500 cash award.

For a complete description and information about eligibility and judging criteria, visit http://globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/.

For more information, contact: Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres Global SchoolNet Telephone: 760-635-0001 E-mail: diplomacy@globalschoolnet.org


The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists. By Ann Lee Morgan. T Minus the race to the Moon. By Jim Ottaviani.

The USA book: A Journey through America. By Lonely Planet.

The New Americans: a guide to Inmigration since 1965. By Mary C. Waters.


The music of Disney a Legacy in Songs. The Walt Disney Company.

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English. Edited by Tom Danzell. 2009.

America in space. Nasa`s First Fifty Years. Foreword by Neil Armstrong.

Practical English Usage: Easier, Faster Reference. By Michael Swan.


AMERICAN CORNER Online Catalog

American Corner is the place to find information on U.S. society, culture, American Literature, U.S. History, Government and current events.

AMERICAN CORNER collection includes printed material, audiovisual resources on topics like: American Music, American History, and Biographies.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE – OPEN to the public Book loans  AMERICAN CORNER has three computers with Internet.  AMERICAN CORNER schedules movie presentations every week, or by visitor’s request. 

Ask your questions by email: americancorner@cablenet.com.ni Phone: 22557171 – Ext. 238  Biblioteca Roberto Incer Barquero  Km. 7 Carretera Sur Managua, Nicaragua 


Newsletter November 2010