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Dark Mountain 3

June 20th, 2012 · No Comments

The Dark Mountain Project is a group of environmentally minded writers and artists who are challenging the stories we tell ourselves. The stories which any culture tells itself about its origins and values determine its direction and destination. The dominant stories of our culture tell us that humanity is separate from all other life and […]

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Tags: art as activism · blog · climate change · consumerism · global issues resources · imagined future · reading

TESOL 2012 Presentation – Teach Your Students to Save the World through Social Entrepreneurship

April 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Catharine Hannay and William Little wrote this post about their TESOL presentation. Thank you both very much for sharing this! And for anyone else who has materials they’d like to share, let me know. It was lovely meeting David at the TESOL convention, as well as several other teachers who are interested in social justice […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · global issues resources · poverty & wealth · presentations · professional organizations · service learning · social entrepreneurship · teaching with games · TESOL 2012 · video games

Youth Xchange: Training Kit on Responsible Consumption

October 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Youth Xchange is produced by UNEP and UNESCO, and it has links to loads of educational resources aimed at young people. Topics include the environment, consumption, body image, nutrition, and much, much more. I haven’t nearly explored it all, but there is a lot of good stuff here. It is mostly profiles of people and […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · food and hunger · global issues resources · health · k-12 · poverty & wealth · statistics

Center for the Advancement of Steady State Economy

September 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments

One of the fundamental problems with capitalism as it is currently practiced in many countries around the world is that it relies on continual growth. Obviously, this is not sustainable. The Center for the Advancement of Steady State Economy (CASSE) is an organization that seeks to explore the true costs of growth-based economics, as well […]

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Tags: audio · blog · climate change · consumerism · fair trade · finance · global issues resources · politics · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · statistics · the environment · video · visual prompts

RSA Animate

July 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

The RSA Animate series of video clips is an interesting way to present some very sophisticated ideas to learners. The visual nature of the lectures helps comprehension and helps hold student interest. The lecture above looks at how recent developments in cognitive science change our understanding of human nature. Other lectures deal with concepts like […]

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Tags: art as activism · audio · blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · global issues activities · global issues resources · happiness · health · human rights · infographics · listening · politics · poverty & wealth · the environment · video · visual prompts

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

Journals and Professional Organizations

June 17th, 2011 · No Comments

I just went through the journals and professional organizations pages to update them and fix all the broken links. I found some great stuff while poking around in there. For one thing, JALT’s GISIG has huge portion of their newsletter archives up on their website. I also added a link to the collection of ESL […]

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Tags: blog · global issues resources · journals · professional organizations · the environment

Global Eye

June 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Global Eye is a (now defunct) magazine aiming to bring global issues to primary and secondary schools. Thus, the language is pretty accessible and a lot of it could be used with English language learners. As a magazine, the materials are primarily readings and pictures / graphics, but there are some writing activities in there, […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · global issues resources · infographics · k-12 · lesson plans · natural disasters · politics · poverty & wealth · reading · the environment · visual prompts

Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

June 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Developing a Global Perspective for Educators (DGPE) is a website based out of the University of Ottawa that has a bunch of K-12 lesson plans created by students in the education program. These include a handful of thematic packages, which are sets of lesson plans spanning multiple grades that cover similar themes. A lot of […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · conferences · consumerism · cultural issues · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · global issues resources · health · human rights · k-12 · poverty & wealth · the environment · water

(Free) Green Teacher Webinars in May

May 6th, 2011 · No Comments

This month, Green Teacher is offering a series of free one-hour webinars. All of these events begin at 7:30 PM EST. May 10 : FROG SONGS: Poetry and Essays, Field Ecology and Entomology – “Learn to use haiku to teach entomology. Learn to use poetry to help students write clearer more exciting essays. This simple […]

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