Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

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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Meaningful Gifts

New Lesson Plan on Social Justice, Human Rights & Poverty!
Meaningful Gifts by Rosalie Emery. Thanks to Rosalie for the lesson plan. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Lesson Description:
Meaningful Gifts allows students to practice mathematical skills using whole numbers up to 1000 while doing an activity that is both relevant and realistic. After problem solving in small groups, the students will have the opportunity to purchase items (school supplies, sheep, chickens, etc.) from the World Vision catalogue that can be used to help children struggling with poverty. Finally, students will have the opportunity to share their rationale behind their chosen items.
Note: This lesson also includes a cross-cultural dimension on Human Rights which can be expanded into a unit. Students will discover how some children in other cultures/countries live in poverty, what that means, and how we can help. There is an emphasis on social justice by promoting discussion about issues such as equality, gender and human rights.

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Students of the World

New Unit Plan!
Students of the World
By Sarah MacKenzie

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Food Makes the World Go Around

New Lesson Plan!
Food Makes the World Go Around
By Shannon Smith, Christine Adornato and Ellen Curtis

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