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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

A Class Divided

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

A Class Divided is a wonderful episode of Frontline that shows an ingenious two-day activity undertaken by the third grade class of teacher Jane Elliot. In this activity, devised the night Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Elliot divides her class into blue-eyes and brown-eyes. On the first day, the blue-eyed students are given preferential […]

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Tags: blog · cultural issues · global issues activities · k-12 · lesson plans · listening · politics · racism · speaking · video

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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Tags: blog · child labor · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · environmental justice · environmental racism · fair trade · finance · food and hunger · global issues activities · global issues resources · health · human rights · k-12 · lesson plans · listening · peace and war · pictures · politics · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · speaking · the environment · video · video games · visual prompts · water · writing

Global Issues — Week 2

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Materials Used Reading Circle Assignment Sheet Reading Circle Demo Miniature Earth / World Wealth Handout Miniature Earth, a neat, short video that contains a lot of demographic information on the world, and touches on issues such as wealth and education. Students seemed to enjoy the video very much. We watched it a second time, and […]

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Tags: CALL · ESL activity · global issues activities · Global Issues class · lesson plans · poverty & wealth · reading · speaking · video · writing

Environmental Lesson Plans from eslflow.com

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

eslflow.com has a good-sized collection of environmental activities for the ESL / EFL classroom. Topics include climate change, pollution and transportation. The materials look to be mainly vocabulary exercises and readings. Let us know in the comments if you find any particularly good ones.

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Tags: blog · climate change · ESL activity · global issues activities · lesson plans · listening · reading · speaking · the environment

Podcast #23 – Working Online and a Job Interview Activity

July 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

mp3 In this podcast I talk about what I’ve been doing for the past several months. I talk a bit about my time at Dancing Rabbit, a community based around environmental sustainability with a website full of photos and articles. I also talk about two online jobs, as a tutor for TalkBean.com and as a […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · food and hunger · global issues resources · natural building · podcasts · speaking · teaching online · the environment

Facing the Future

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Facing the Future is an organization that makes activity-based, global issues curricula for students of all ages. In addition to the great stuff they offer for sale, they have a ton of materials available as free downloads. I especially like the lesson plans from Engaging Students Through Global Issues, and the Climate Change curricula. Finally, […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · ESL activity · global issues activities · global issues resources · health · lesson plans · listening · peace and war · politics · poverty & wealth · reading · speaking · textbooks · the environment · vocabulary · writing

Intercultural Resource Pack

February 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Intercultural Resource Pack is a free electronic ELT textbook with a variety of cultural and global issues based activities. Even though it is subtitled “Latin American Perspectives,” most of the activities could be used with students anywhere. Each activity is labelled according to the target students’ ages and levels. The five sections of the […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · cultural issues · global issues activities · lesson plans · reading · speaking · textbooks · the environment

Holiday Ideas

December 7th, 2007 · No Comments

I just saw this neat post over at the Compact, a SF-based group aimed at reducing consumption. Rachel came up with a “Cap ‘n’ Trade” system of gifts a few years ago. She encouraged the people in her life to take simple steps towards sustainability as a gift to her. I gave friends, family, and […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · ESL activity · global issues activities · lesson plans · listening · reading · speaking · the environment · writing

Rethinking Schools: Teaching About the War

December 5th, 2007 · No Comments

I recently found the Teaching About the War page over at Rethinking Schools. The have lesson plans, suggested readings, teacher resources and a bunch of other stuff. The lesson plans include activities on poetry and songs, in addition to more traditional reading, writing and discussion. The site is focused on the War on Iraq, but […]

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