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TESOL 2012 Presentation – Teach Your Students to Save the World through Social Entrepreneurship

April 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Catharine Hannay and William Little wrote this post about their TESOL presentation. Thank you both very much for sharing this! And for anyone else who has materials they’d like to share, let me know. It was lovely meeting David at the TESOL convention, as well as several other teachers who are interested in social justice […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · global issues resources · poverty & wealth · presentations · professional organizations · service learning · social entrepreneurship · teaching with games · TESOL 2012 · video games


September 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Spent is an educational game that attempts to give users the experience of living on the edge of poverty. You make a series of choices, trying to keep your head above water financially. It is text-based, providing lots of reading opportunities with plenty of life-skills-related vocabulary. I particularly like how they demonstrate that financial pressures […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · financial crisis (2008) · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · poverty & wealth · reading · statistics · teaching with games · video games

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

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