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New Internationalist Easier English Wiki – Update

July 7th, 2014 · No Comments

I first posted about the New Internationalist Easier English Wiki about a year and a half ago. Since then, they’ve added a lot of great materials to their site. The New Internationalist is a magazine focused on promoting global justice and, through their easier English wiki, they make articles more accessible to English language learners […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · environmental justice · fair trade · finance · food and hunger · global issues activities · global issues resources · human rights · infographics · lesson plans · peace and war · politics · poverty & wealth · protests · the environment

Green Theory and Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments

In case you can’t tell, I’ve been on a bit of an academic article kick recently. I just found a new journal: Green Theory and Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy. There isn’t an ESL / EFL focus, but a lot of what they discuss fits well within content-based instruction or critical pedagogy. Their archive is […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · environmental justice · environmental racism · global issues resources · journals · the environment · theory

Where Children Sleep

October 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Where Children Sleep is a slideshow from the Telegraph that shows children and their bedrooms. They tend to focus on somewhat extreme examples, but the differences are powerful. I find the images of the children themselves particularly striking. The brief descriptions that accompany each photo relate to global issues like child labor, human rights and […]

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Tags: blog · child labor · environmental justice · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · poverty & wealth · slideshow · visual prompts

The Money Gusher / Oil Spill Resources

June 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Money Gusher, George Monbiot’s latest column, draws interesting parallels between the financial crisis and the ongoing Gulf oil spill. Pollution has been defined as a resource in the wrong place. That’s also a pretty good description of the company’s profits. The great plumes of money that have been bursting out of the company’s accounts […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · environmental justice · finance · financial crisis (2008) · global issues activities · health · infographics · maps · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · statistics · the environment

War Games and Oil Spills

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Two quick links, both from Larry Ferlazzo: War Games: Seeing Iraq Through the Eyes of Children is a powerful video slideshow depicting some of the games Iraqi children are now playing, after years of violence. And Larry has also put together a great list of sites to learn about the Gulf oil spill. Drill, baby, […]

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Tags: blog · environmental justice · guns and knives · human rights · Iraq · peace and war · slideshow · the environment · video · visual prompts

The Institute for Humane Education

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

The Institute for Humane Education has a great collection of activities, many of which could be used with English language learners. Most of them are aimed at younger learners, but many could also be used effectively with adults. I haven’t yet had a chance to go through the whole site, but I took a look […]

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Tags: animal rights · blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · environmental justice · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · global issues resources · health · human rights · k-12 · lesson plans · poverty & wealth · reading · speaking · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · visual prompts · water

The Speech Obama Should Have Given

December 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, George Monbiot wrote the speech that Obama should give at Copenhagen. Needless to say, that speech was not given. Still, it could be used as an interesting way to bring the failed climate summit into a class. It could even be a way to practice should + have + past […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · environmental justice · global issues activities · reading · the environment

Back to the Land

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

I just saw this photo essay looking at farming in America. It was done as a Thanksgiving piece in the New York Times, and looks at a variety of food-related issues, albeit in a fairly simple way. I like the fact that it focuses on students, though (including a neat project called The Edible Schoolyard). […]

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Tags: animal rights · blog · climate change · consumerism · environmental justice · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · reading · the environment · vegetarian / vegan

One Man’s Trash

September 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

One Man’s Trash is a neat article in the NY Times about Phoenix Commotion, a construction company run by Dan Phillips that makes low-income housing using discarded building materials and other types of “trash”. The article isn’t too long, and could easily be used as part of an activity on consumerism or natural building. The […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · environmental justice · global issues activities · natural building · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · the environment · visual prompts

ACT Responsible

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments

ACT Responsible is a Swiss non-profit that attempts to use the talents of advertisers to address environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Their gallery is full of images and short videos that could be great visual prompts for activities on a wide variety of issues. For starters, check out highlights in The Best Adverts to Save […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · environmental justice · environmental racism · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · natural disasters · pictures · poverty & wealth · slideshow · the environment · video · visual prompts · water