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The Story of Bottled Water

July 25th, 2013 · No Comments

The Story of Bottled Water is a video by Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios (of The Story of Stuff fame) on the issue of bottled water. It is relatively short (about 8 minutes) and the language is fairly accessible. They also offer an annotated script that students could read along with. Anthony Lavigne (LinkedIn) […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · ESL activity · global issues activities · listening · reading · speaking · the environment · video · visual prompts · water · writing

Saving Water Infographic

March 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments

So You Want to Save Water? is an infographic that shows the water used in producing various foods and other items. At the bottom of the graphic, they show how much water could be saved by switching various things. I was surprised to learn that swapping a cup of coffee for a cup of tea […]

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Tags: blog · food and hunger · global issues activities · infographics · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · water

Imagine All the Water

July 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Imagine All the Water offers a bunch of information on indirect water use. In other words, it addresses the issue of how much water is consumed in producing various foods and industrial products. The site features many short readings and a short video. The readings are fairly dry, but the video is funny, and the […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · reading · statistics · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · video · visual prompts · water

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom

July 1st, 2011 · No Comments

I just received a letter in the mail asking me to sign up for a Florida Agriculture in the Classroom license plate that comes complete with the slogan “Agriculture Keeps Florida Green”. I immediately assumed that the educational materials promoted by this plate probably pushed an industrial agriculture point of view. I was right. They […]

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Tags: blog · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · k-12 · lesson plans · reading · water

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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Tags: blog · global issues activities · global issues resources · k-12 · teacher tools · the environment · theory · water · writing

Gapminder

July 13th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve long been a fan of visual prompts. I like materials that enable quick understanding of issues, so that students can move into discussion, writing, etc. Gapminder is a great site that shows a range of statistics in very accessible ways. The main section of the site is Gapminder World. The default graph compares life […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · finance · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · natural disasters · peace and war · poverty & wealth · slideshow · statistics · the environment · visual prompts · water

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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Tags: audio · blog · child labor · cultural issues · fair trade · finance · food and hunger · global issues activities · global issues resources · health · human rights · lesson plans · listening · maps · natural disasters · peace and war · pictures · politics · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · statistics · video · visual prompts · vocabulary · volunteering · water

Congratulations to Global Issues in the ELT Classroom!

April 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Global Issues in the ELT Classroom, a new textbook by the Czech Republic’s Society for Fair Trade, won a 2010 ELTon from the British Council for innovation. This book uses the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as a framework to address a wide range of global issues. The sample activities look promising, but they are […]

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Tags: blog · books · child labor · climate change · cultural issues · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · peace and war · politics · poverty & wealth · statistics · the environment · water

Dancing Rabbit Blogathon – March 26 / 27

March 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dancing Rabbit is an intentional community in northeast Missouri that is dedicated to living sustainably. They eat (and grow) local, organic food, practice natural building techniques, and host educational seminars. I stayed there for three weeks a couple of years ago and loved it. It is truly something worth supporting. Their website also features past […]

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Tags: animal rights · blog · charity · climate change · consumerism · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · natural building · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · video · visual prompts · volunteering · water