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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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Worldmapper

July 15th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Worldmapper has a large collection of world maps that display various issues in a simple yet effective way. They expand each country to illustrate their share in a given issue. For example, the map below illustrates each country’s proportion of the world’s child labor. Worldmapper has maps on many, many topics, including poverty, gender empowerment, […]

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Tags: blog · child labor · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · environmental justice · environmental racism · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · maps · natural disasters · peace and war · politics · poverty & wealth · reading · the environment · visual prompts · water

Rethinking Schools: Environmental Justice

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

The summer 2009 issue of Rethinking Schools is based around the theme of environmental justice, and lots of the articles are available free on their website. Highlights include The Big One an article by Bill Bigelow (author of Rethinking Globalization) on teaching about climate change. The article includes a description of several climate change activities, […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · environmental justice · environmental racism · global issues activities · lesson plans · teaching with games · the environment

Environmental Racism Activities from Teaching Tolerance

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

As Earth Day approaches, one topic that is often left out of the discussion is environmental racism. Teaching Tolerance has three lesson plans designed for different grade levels. Fair is Fair (K-5) is a good introduction to the concept for children. Progressive City Planners (6-8) puts students in the role of urban designers, and includes […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · environmental justice · environmental racism · global issues activities · health · lesson plans · poverty & wealth · reading · the environment · video

World Sim

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments

I just read a great article on a very interesting activity that a college anthropology professor does with a few hundred students in a lecture class. He breaks them into groups of about 20, and assigns each group a culture. They spend a few weeks preparing, and the class culminates in the World Sim activity […]

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Tags: cultural issues · environmental justice · environmental racism · food and hunger · global issues activities · politics · poverty & wealth · teaching with games