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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The Story of Stuff

New Lesson Plan on Environmental Sustainability!
The Story of Stuff by Scott Baker. Thank you, Scott for sharing your lesson plan. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

From the Author:
I have chosen this lesson because I feel it is extremely important for students to start thinking with a global mindset. All children love their stuff and this lesson will allow them to start thinking about the larger picture that surrounds their possessions. Given the society that we live in where stuff is viewed as a sign of a person’s success, I feel that it is important to get students to think less superficially and start to value things other than “stuff”.

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Water for Life

New Unit Plan on Environmental Sustainability!
Water for Life by Jessica Lindsay Koop. Thank you, Jessica for sharing your unit plan with us. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Unit Description:
Why is access to clean drinking water important to all people? I selected this as my essential question because it centers on an issue that is relevant to students’ lives and their communities. Water is an essential element to life and students in Grade 6 will have already learned about water through various topics in Science and Technology. It is important to consider what students already know about water in their environment and how important it is to life. Because students use water on a daily basis for a variety of purposes, this topic is relevant to their lives. Moreover, living in a country and province abundant in natural water resources makes this question particularly relevant to Ontario students.

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An Immigrant’s Tale: The Story of Immigration in Canada

New Unit Plan on Citizenship, Immigration & Diversity!
An Immigrant’s Tale: The Story of Immigration in Canada by Amira Boutaleb, Malca McLean & Kherta Sherif Mohamed. Thanks to the group for submitting the unit plan. Check out this and other great resources under Teachers Resources.

Excerpt:
This unit looks at the question of immigration and its role in shaping the Canada we live in today. Students will be asked to consider how and why individuals immigrate to new lands as well as the cultural heritages they bring with them…Throughout this unit, students will be encouraged to take their learning beyond abstract ideas such as multiculturalism, diversity, and empathy. They will be asked to think with their “heads, hearts, and hands” in a way that looks for the potential for them to integrate these ideas into their own lives through action. Keeping the goal of student agency in mind, the unit culminates in a “Immigrant’s Tale” gallery and presentation in which the students themselves educate others (i.e. their parents, principal, other classes) on what they have learned.

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How Would You Feel?

New Lesson Plan!
How Would You Feel?
By Kate Devine

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Peace in the Community

New Lesson Plan!
Peace in the Community
By Melissa MacIntyre

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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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Hopes for a Better World

New Lesson Plan!
Global Issues and Hopes for a Better World
By Megan Hoferichter, Courtney Micucci, Melissa MacIntyre, Jessica Mumper and Alyssa Doucet

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