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Dot Earth

February 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dot Earth is Andrew C. Revkin’s blog at the New York Times. He covers a wide range of news related to sustainability and climate change. It is too complex for most language learners, but simplified versions of some of the articles he references could be useful. In addition, he often refers to videos and other […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · global issues activities · global issues resources · health · natural disasters · peace and war · politics · poverty & wealth · reading · the environment

Disaster Watch

December 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Disaster Watch is a another video game (like Stop Disasters) that deals with natural disaster preparedness. There is a decent amount of reading in the game, particularly in the first level, where the player tries to collect clues about a coming disaster. Level two and three are basically just arcade games, at least in the […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · global issues activities · natural disasters · reading · video games

Podcast #19 – Four Reviews of Global Issues Video Games

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 This week I discuss four global issues video games: Stop Disasters, What Would You Do?, Food Force, and Darfur is Dying. I reviewed Stop Disasters a few days ago and plan to review the others in more detail soon. In the meantime, here’s a brief rundown: Stop Disasters – Students attempt to protect a […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · global issues activities · global issues resources · listening · natural disasters · podcasts · reading · speaking · the environment · video games

Stop Disasters

September 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Stop Disasters was made as part of the U.N.‘s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. In it, players attempt to prepare a location for one of five different natural disasters using a combination of construction and education. In addition to the game, the website provides a collection of additional resources for teaching about natural disasters. Players […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · global issues activities · global issues resources · natural disasters · the environment · video games