Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Exploring Democratic Spaces, Places & Perspectives in Education

3rd in DGPE Seminar Series 2011-2012
Wednesday, January 25th — 12:00 to 12:50pm (LMX 477)

How can we as educators mobilize youth toward peace and democratic engagement? This participatory seminar will examine the above question through various lenses including a CBC Podcast of Ursula Franklin (May 2010) speaking on Peace, Democracy and her notion of “scrupling”; a recent essay by Brigette DePape, the rogue Page; the recent Occupy Wall Street Movement and more. Continue Reading…

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What Peace Means to Us



Jessica Lindsay Koop (In-service Teacher, Global Cohort Alumni)

For Remembrance Day this year, my Grade 1/2 French Immersion students and I chose to talk about peace, what it means to us and what it looks like in the classroom, outside and at home. After drawing what peace looks like, my students were recorded speaking about peace in both French and English. The result is this video. Continue Reading…

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Where Am I from?

New Lesson Plan on Peace!
Where Am I from? by Ashley Hayman. Thank you, Ashley for sharing your lesson plan with us. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
This lesson promotes peace by teaching students about physical and cultural geography of other countries around the world. Students will also gain in depth knowledge about another country and its relationship to Canada. By learning about another country’s geography and people, students will have a chance to learn about another culture beyond the ‘costumes and festivals’ approach to multiculturalism. This in turn helps to promote peace through appreciation and genuine knowledge.

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Peace in the Community

New Lesson Plan!
Peace in the Community
By Melissa MacIntyre

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Art of War

New Unit Plan!
Art of War
By Sarah MacKenzie

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