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ACT Responsible

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments

ACT Responsible is a Swiss non-profit that attempts to use the talents of advertisers to address environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Their gallery is full of images and short videos that could be great visual prompts for activities on a wide variety of issues. For starters, check out highlights in The Best Adverts to Save […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · environmental justice · environmental racism · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · natural disasters · pictures · poverty & wealth · slideshow · the environment · video · visual prompts · water

Moneyless World

July 23rd, 2009 · 12 Comments

I just came across an interesting article about Daniel Suelo, an American who has been living without money since 2000. The article offers a brief and accessible biography. Suelo also has a blog and there is also a short documentary on him. I think this would be an interesting way to bring up issues of […]

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Tags: blog · Buddhism · consumerism · cultural issues · food and hunger · global issues activities · pictures · poverty & wealth · the environment · visual prompts

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

The Newseum – Newspaper Front Pages from Around the World

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

The Newseum has a flash feature that displays newspaper front pages from around the world. Simply hover over a city on a map and see a photo of today’s front page. This could be a great and quick way to get a sense of what stories are being covered where on a given day. Clicking […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · pictures · reading · visual prompts · vocabulary

What the World Eats

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Time Magazine has a slideshow showing photos of 15 families alongside a week’s supply of food. Each pictures is accompanied by information about the country in which it was taken, the amount of money that the family typically spends on food per week, and a favorite recipe of two. The images are taken from the […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · cultural issues · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · pictures · poverty & wealth · slideshow

Chris Jordan: Consumerism’s Portraitist

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Photographer Chris Jordan has three series of striking pictures, each of which could stimulate students to think about a variety of issues. Each picture in Running The Numbers depicts an America statistic by showing an extremely high number of a mundane item. For example, there is a picture of 1,000,000 plastic cups (the number used […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · global issues activities · health · pictures · the environment