ERIC Number: ED200509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Global Classroom Resource Guide.
This sourcebook for teachers contains resources and learning activities to help middle and high school age students learn about Boston as an international and multicultural city. The materials can easily be adapted by teachers for use with elementary students. Staff of the Global Classroom Project developed the sourcebooks. For the past two years the project has brought together 40-50 students and their teachers from three to four schools for a week to ten days (cycles) to help them explore their own backgrounds and neighborhoods and learn about the interrelatedness of all Boston's citizens to the rest of the world. The resources listed in the sourcebook have been instrumental in the development and implementation of this model international awareness program. The sourcebook is comprised of three parts. Part I describes activities conducted during Global Classroom cycles. It includes a sample activity guide, glossary, and curriculum materials used by students during the program. For each day or theme there is a description of program activities followed by the contacts used by the Global Classroom staff and student handouts. Students are involved in many activities. For example, they go on a treasure hunt, conduct interviews, read about Boston's Chinese community, take field trips, learn about foreign students enrolled in Boston area colleges and universities; cook ethnic recipes; examine foreign owned companies in Massachusetts and play the cross-cultural simulation game "Bafa Bafa." Part II shows how the Global Classroom concept of "Discover the World in Boston" can be applied to many areas of the school curriculum, especially social studies. Specific activities are described. Part III contains lists of organizational resources in the greater Boston area that teachers can write to for information. This publication can be used as a model for developing a sourcebook about other cities. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunities.
Authoring Institution: Education Collaborative for Greater Boston, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)