ERIC Number: ED329429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Living in a Global Environment. Classroom Activities in Development Education.
Fien, John, Ed.
Forty classroom activities selected from New Internationalist Calendars published between 1984-1989 were collected. Each activity is presented in the form of a short story about a real-life person and a graphic spread of data consisting of maps, tables, photographs, diagrams, text, and student exercises. These activities have been written to achieve the following objectives for development education: (1) to present knowledge about development issues to students in an attractive format; (2) to develop basic reading, comprehension, graph and picture interpretation and writing skills; (3) to promote critical thinking skills through the analysis and evaluation of a variety of types of information; (4) to promote an understanding of the development problems facing people in Third World countries, and empathy with people from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds; (5) to develop an appreciation of the interdependence between the lives of people in Australia and people facing a variety of similar and different development problems in other countries; (6) to develop decision making skills through the consideration of alternative approaches to development; and (7) to promote a willingness to become involved in seeking solutions to development problems. Topics include international trade, the global economic system, work, population growth, the family, health, food production, pesticides, water, ecology, tourism, urban drift, conservation, environmental issues, and technology. (KR)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Conservation (Environment), Cultural Awareness, Developing Nations, Ecology, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Health Education, Intermediate Grades, International Cooperation, International Trade, Junior High Schools, Natural Resources, Population Growth, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Water Pollution, World Affairs, World Problems
Australian Geography Teachers' Association, Inc., 464B Glenhuntly Road, Melbourne, Australia ($A15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Australian Geography Teachers' Association, Inc., Brisbane.
Note: Contains some photographs which may not reproduce well.