Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

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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Sharing is Caring

New Lesson Plan on Peace and Social Justice!
Sharing is Caring by Sarah Lee. Thank you, Sarah for the submission. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
Through this arts-based activity, not only will students be able to demonstrate their skills in the arts, they will be able to practice their writing as well as explore peace within the classroom. From the read-aloud, to the discussion, to the reflection and writing, it provides a basis for peace and social justice which can then be expanded into the community because “successful language learners make meaningful connections between themselves, what they encounter in texts, and the world around them.” (Ministry of Education, 2006)

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Peace Day

New Lesson Plan on Peace & Social Justice!
Peace Day by Kayla Jeanveau. Thank you, Kayla for the submission. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
This lesson is designed to teach students about Peace Day. Ideally it should be used on Peace Day, on or near the end of a unit plan. It serves to focus on a theme of Peace and Equality through a read aloud and discussion of the story book ‘Whoever You Are’ by Mem Fox. By creating an open dialect about cultural diversity and equality students will be able to make connections with their peers on a basic human level. Students will learn about Peace Day through the sharing of ideas and creating symbols of peace to decorate the class Peace Tree.

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Paper Cranes

New Lesson Plan on Peace & Social Justice!
Paper Cranes by Jill McMillan. Thanks to Jill for the lesson plan. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
The lesson will focus on the immediate, short-, and long-term impacts of the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Students will learn about this event from a variety of sources and perspectives (Japanese, American, German, etc.) and the lesson will end with an activity (paper cranes) that focuses on survivors’ calls for peace and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

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Students of the World

New Unit Plan!
Students of the World
By Sarah MacKenzie

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Trade: Fair or Not Fair?

New Lesson Plan!
Trade: Fair or Not Fair?
By Kate Devine

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