Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Fair Trade

New Lesson Plan on Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability & Fair Trade…
Fair Trade by Jackie Heim. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your ideas with us. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
Fair trade sets out to create better trading conditions for farmers and workers in poor countries. This social movement started in the late 1940’s and seeks to address this inequity. With better working conditions and prices for their goods and less negative environmental impact people have a chance to improve their lives: feed themselves, send their children to school, and meet their basic needs which is the right of every person on this planet. Students will make a connection between hunger, poverty, and non-living wages; they will understand the concept of Fair Trade…

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Aboriginals and Early Settlers – Math Component

New Lesson Plan on Human Rights & the First Nations people…
Aboriginal and Early Settlers – Math Component by Riva Gewarges. Thank you Riva for the lesson plan submission. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
The overall goal of this lesson is to introduce students to the concept of human rights by focusing on the historical and present impacts European colonization of Canada using mathematics. This lesson provides a basis which can then be expanded to allow students to read, describe, and interpret primary data presented in charts and graphs, including vertical and horizontal graphs.

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In the News: Water on First Nations Reservations

New Lesson Plan on Environmental Sustainability & Water Crisis…
In the News: Water on First Nations Reservations by Jessica Landry. Thank you Jessica for sharing your ideas with us. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
Access to water is not just a problem in the developing world. Some communities in Canada don’t have access to running water in their homes. In this lesson, students will be introduced to a particular news story about a Manitoba First Nations community that doesn’t have access to running water.

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The Story of Bottled Water

New Lesson Plan on Environmental Sustainability & Water Crisis…
The Story of Bottled Water by Leah Danis. Thank you Leah for contributing to our website. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
The objective of this lesson is to introduce a global perspective to the water systems unit. Students will watch a video, brainstorm ideas, and examine labels on plastic water bottles. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to start thinking about the impact of their personal water usage, and of the bottled-water industry.

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Garbage or Art?

New Lesson Plan on Environmental Education & the 3Rs…
Garbage or Art? by Meaghan Harrison. Thanks to Meaghan for submitting the lesson plan. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
The focus of this lesson is to encourage the 3Rs in the artistic expression of the students. Students will have the opportunity to view art pieces made from recycled materials and discuss the benefits of using these materials as an artist. Students will bring in their own recycled material (tin can) to create an Environment-themed artwork, helping create a connection between real-life practices (reusing tin can) with the artistic world.

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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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Let Pharady Enjoy Her Childhood

New Lesson Plan on Human Rights & Child Labour…
Let Pharady Enjoy Her Childhood by Alina Orlea. Thanks to Alina for the lesson plan submission. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
This lesson discusses children’s rights, and the contemporary situation of child labour across the world. It invites students to reflect on the premises of their childhood, to compare them with the ones from a developing country, and to take action by writing a letter in which they will ask the owner of a factory to address the situation. By performing this task, the students will enhance their ability to think critically, and they will practice their writing skills regarding how to edit a letter.

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Imagine Being Me

New Lesson Plan on Social Justice & Individuals with Disabilities…
Imagine Being Me by Jennifer Lim Yan Cheung. Thanks to Jennifer for sharing the lesson plan with us. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
Students will explore the concept of disability, not as an individual flaw or problem but as something that is partly created by the world we live in. In addition, students will learn that disabilities are not shortcomings or sad but something that celebrates individuality and difference. It is important for students to be exposed to the topic of disabilities in order to reduce the stigma and discomfort that is asociated with people with disabilities.

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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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