Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

St. Gabriel PLC Team

Project Title:
What Can YOU Do?

Project Description:
The overall theme for our KNAER project was to mobilize knowledge and to create awareness of issues such as poverty, hunger, and education. We wanted students’ to recognize that these issues not only exist aboard, but also in our own “backyard”. Each student teacher gave a brief presentation about their commitment to different social justice issues and involvement with different organizations. The Appendix attached contains some of the activities that we engaged the students with. Continue Reading…

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Lady Evelyn Alt PLC Team

Project Title:
Community Choices I can make

Project Description:
Rather than focus on global environmental issues to approach the theme of environmental sustainability, we decide to try and engage the students in their immediate surroundings to explore ways in which they could make a difference in their communities. The guiding question that arose was “How do the _____ choices I make everyday impact my community? This question was presented to the students from the very beginning, after some discussion on “what is community”. Continue Reading…

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St. James PLC Team

Project Title:
Rights of a Child

Project Description:
The students will be engaged in an activity that will help them differentiate between “wants and needs”. They will also gain an understanding of the UN convention of the “Rights of a Child” through a readaloud and a video. They will then be instructed to choose a right that resonates with them and choose an organization that supports that right. The students will present their organization at the very first “SOCIAL JUSTICE FAIR”. Continue Reading…

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Crystal Bay PLC Team

Project Title:
Exposing Environmental Sustainability

Project Description:
For this project, we decided on a Green Theme that would take place in April, which also coincides with Earth Day. The goal of this project was to introduce and expose students with developmental disabilities to the topic of environmental sustainability. The Green Theme Unit is centred around 9 vocabulary words — Waste, Garbage, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Water, Compost, Environment, and Green Bin. The vocabulary was chosen to highlight different aspects of environmental sustainability. Continue Reading…

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St. Michael Fitzroy PLC Team

Project Title:
Ending Stereotypes in our Classroom

Project Description:
Our project focused on the harm associated with stereotyping, while specifically focusing on Canadian aboriginal people. We started our project by teaching students about stereotyping and then applying this understanding to analyze how aboriginals are depicted in the media. This allowed the students to apply their knowledge on stereotypes to analyze the Disney films, Peter Pan and Pochahontas. Continue Reading…

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Our Lady of Fatima PLC Team

Project Title:
Don’t Throw it! Reuse it!

Project Description:
How can you reuse old items to give them a new life? A lot of time, energy and effort go into making some of the items we take for granted. Instead of throwing things away when we no longer want them, we should consider ways to transform them in order to reuse them.

Prior to the lesson, the students were asked to bring in an item of clothing that they no longer use. The actual lesson begins with a think/pair/share activity. Continue Reading…

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St. Gregory PLC Team

Project Title:
DestinationImagiNation: The World Canvas

Project Description:
Upon starting this project, the teachers at St. Gregory`s Catholic School were interested in taking part in a School Project called Destination Imagination. The overall theme of the project was to integrate a global perspective into this ongoing initiative. Destination Imagination consists of a series of team-building and problem-solving activities that lead to a significant culminating challenge. Wanting to integrate a Global perspective, we chose Project Outreach: The World Canvas as the culminating challenge that students are ultimately preparing for. Continue Reading…

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St. Anne PLC Team

Project Title:
What does it feel to be hungry?

Project Description:
After much discussion, our professional learning team decided to host a Social Justice Awareness day, with a focus on hunger. Designed as a round robin type day, students in three classes rotated through three lessons, each lasting 60 minutes. Each lesson helped students explore the essential question of “What does it feel like to be hungry?” through dance, visual arts and interactive activities. Continue Reading…

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St. Emily PLC Team

Project Title:
How does it feel like to be hungry?

Project Description:
In French, the students learned about children’s rights according to the UN chart, human aide societies and increase awareness of what everyone can do, how we can get involved in contributing to alleviate the inequities that exist globally and locally (in Ottawa). We wrote a class poem on hunger (La Faim) and drew pictures that would decorate two “Hunger Bowls”. Continue Reading…

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