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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

The Money Gusher / Oil Spill Resources

June 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Money Gusher, George Monbiot’s latest column, draws interesting parallels between the financial crisis and the ongoing Gulf oil spill. Pollution has been defined as a resource in the wrong place. That’s also a pretty good description of the company’s profits. The great plumes of money that have been bursting out of the company’s accounts […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · environmental justice · finance · financial crisis (2008) · global issues activities · health · infographics · maps · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · statistics · the environment

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

EarthPulse 2010

March 9th, 2010 · No Comments

EarthPulse is a great website by National Geographic that provides an overview of many global issues. It starts with a series of essays by Thomas Hayden. He takes a much more strongly anti-consumerism stance than I expected from National Geographic. …here we are, too far into the new century to pretend any longer that a […]

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Tags: animal rights · blog · climate change · consumerism · global issues activities · global issues resources · infographics · natural disasters · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · statistics · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · visual prompts · water

Worldometers

February 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m a fan of statistics as conversation / writing prompts, and Worldometers features a bunch of interesting stats. The main page provides real-time stats on a variety of issues, including consumption (military expenses, car production etc.), the environment (CO2 emissions, forest loss, etc.) and food (number of overweight people, number of people who died of […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · food and hunger · global issues activities · peace and war · poverty & wealth · statistics · the environment · visual prompts · water