Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Walking for Water

New Lesson Plan on Environmental Education & Global Water Crisis…
Walking for Water by Joshua Finn. Thanks to Joshua for sharing the lesson plan with us. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
This lesson is designed to incorporate an important global issue – the world water crisis – into the grade 7 math curriculum. Students will examine how accessible water is to them (in distance and in time) and determine their walking speed. This provides an opportunity to review the relationship between time, distance and speed to review conversion of units…

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1.4 Billion Reasons

New Lesson Plan on International Development & Global Poverty…
1.4 Billion Reasons by Zeeshan Ghazali (Appendix: Population Datasheet) . Thank you Zeeshan for sharing your ideas with us. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
As the global population has now reached 7 billion, the concern over sustainability has become critical. Naturally, poverty has emerged as a serious global issue, particularly because the most rapid population growth is occurring in the world’s poorest countries, and has resulted in over 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty. By facilitating the compliation and comparison of population data, we can help students develop perspectives in the severity of the situation, and also engage them in the effort to eradicate extreme poverty within our lifetime.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

New Lesson Plan on Human Rights!
Interpreting Meaning in Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Mark Naser. Thank you, Mark for the lesson plan. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
Students will learn how to interpret broader ideas from texts, specifically poetry. Focus will be given to Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Students will consider how symbols work to maximize the effect – and meaning – of the poem. Also, students will explore the notion of being imprisoned, and consider how freedom is a fundamental human right regardless of one’s race or nationality.

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Child Labour & Fair Trade: An Educator’s Resource Kit

New Resource Kit on Child Labour, Fair Trade, Peace & Social Justice!
Child Labour & Fair Trade Resource Kit by Kiloran Fensom, Kim Phillips, Ashleigh Ellis, Nick Cordiero, Tom McLean, Vanessa D’Addario and Katherine Sheafer. Thank you to the group for submitting their resource package for publication. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Resource Description:
As teachers, we hope to help our students become critical thinkers and responsible global citizens. Therefore, we believe that incorporating ideas of peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability throughout the curriculum is of the essence. We created this package to assist teachers who would like to integrate the issues of child labour and Fair Trade into their own classrooms. Character development has become a focal point in Ontario schools. Introducing issues such as child labour, child trafficking, and Fair Trade can help develop initiatives such as empathy, fairness, responsibility, appreciation, and integrity.

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