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Teach UNICEF

June 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Teach UNICEF is a new website that shares a bunch of UNICEF teaching materials by topic and grade level. Topics include child labor, armed conflict, poverty and sanitation, to name a few. Most topics offer materials for grades 6-8 and 9-12, and some include K-2 or 3-5. You can also browse by media type. I […]

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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

Christmas Infographics

December 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Larry Ferlazzo recently posted two Christmas themed infographics. The first focuses on the economy. The second looks at a broader range of statistics. Either (or both) could be used to introduce a variety of global issues around the holidays.

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Tags: blog · consumerism · finance · global issues activities · poverty & wealth · the environment · visual prompts

Odds and Ends (Documentaries, Strange Maps, and more!)

September 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Here are a bunch of quick links that I have been meaning to post for a while: Strange Maps is a great blog that features, well, strange maps. The pictures are really interesting, and the accompanying text is usually informative. A Road Map to Success and Bridge to Nowhere: a Map of Golden Gate Jumpers […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · cultural issues · finance · global issues activities · maps · poverty & wealth · video · visual prompts

Global Issues Activities for K-12 ESL Classes

July 17th, 2009 · No Comments

I was recently asked for suggestions for materials that could be used with younger learners. Here are a few of my favorites. Facing the Future has a collection of activity-based, global issues lesson plans for students of all ages. In addition to the great stuff they offer for sale, they have a ton of materials […]

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