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Global Issues and Activism in English Language Teaching

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One Man’s Trash

September 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

One Man’s Trash is a neat article in the NY Times about Phoenix Commotion, a construction company run by Dan Phillips that makes low-income housing using discarded building materials and other types of “trash”. The article isn’t too long, and could easily be used as part of an activity on consumerism or natural building. The […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · environmental justice · global issues activities · natural building · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · the environment · visual prompts

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

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

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

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