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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

Global Issues — Week 1

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

For now, instead of doing podcasts, I’m going to type up reflections of my current teaching and make materials available via the blog. It’s faster than making podcasts, and probably just as useful/useless. Plus, I can do it from work. 🙂 Week 1: Materials Used syllabus icebreaker general global issues discussion / freewrite activity vocabulary […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · ESL activity · food and hunger · global issues activities · Global Issues class · lesson plans · reading · reflection · the environment · visual prompts · vocabulary

New and Improved FreeRice.com

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

I first mentioned FreeRice last year. In brief, it was a website that raised money via advertising to make donations of rice while visitors to the site went through a vocabulary quiz. Now, they have added quizzes on a variety of other subjects, including grammar, art, geography and chemistry. They have also doubled their donation […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · food and hunger · global issues activities · video games · vocabulary

Facebook Newsfeed Summarizing Activity

July 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

I just read this piece over at McSweeney’s. Basically, it is Hamlet written via Facebook newsfeed messages. A sample: Hamlet wonders if he should continue to exist. Or not. Hamlet thinks Ophelia might be happier in a convent. Ophelia removed “moody princes” from her interests. Hamlet posted an event: A Play That’s Totally Fictional and […]

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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

A Collection of Global Issues ESL Activities

April 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I was just going through some files, and I found a bunch of links to ESL / EFL activities and materials that deal with global issues. Some are electronic textbooks, while others are in article form. I also added all of these to the global issues activities page in my collection of links for teachers. […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · ESL activity · global issues activities · lesson plans · poverty & wealth · textbooks · the environment

The Story of Stuff (revisited)

February 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I posted about this awhile ago, but I finally had a chance to watch the Story of Stuff. It’s a 20 minute film about consumption that is packed with powerful information. It’s well presented, too. A bunch of additional resources are available as well, including a footnoted script and a fact sheet, both of which […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · ESL activity · global issues activities · the environment · video

2 Plagiarism Resources

February 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Larry Ferlazzo just posted two multimedia plagiarism resources that could be useful for English learners. The first, Plagiarism, is an interactive slideshow that talks about what is and is not plagiarism. The information is all presented visually, which is nice because English learners can go through it at their own pace. The second, Academic Integrity, […]

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Tags: audio · ESL activity · listening · plagiarism · reading · slideshow

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

Mr. Stout’s Blog

February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I just stumbled across this blog of a teacher in Japan who does some activities based on global issues. I haven’t really looked through the archives yet, but his blog features lots of examples of student work, including projects on whaling and water usage.

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · ESL resources · global issues activities · global issues resources · student work · the environment