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ERIC Number: ED381469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 170
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89994-372-1
ISSN: N/A
Global Issues in the Elementary Classroom. Revised Edition.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.; Massachusetts Global Education Project, Winchester.
This activity book is the work of classroom teachers and is designed to address the need for global education elementary materials. There are 27 activities, organized into five sections, to help elementary teachers stimulate young students' global awareness and understanding. The activities are presented in a standard format: (1) a brief introduction; (2) a list of objectives; (3) recommended grade level; (4) estimated time required for the activity; (5) a list of needed materials; and (6) step-by-step procedures to complete the lesson. Some activities include suggested follow-up exercises, a bibliography, background information; and masters for student handouts. A list of resources for elementary teachers concludes the book. Section 1, "Introducing the Concept of Global Awareness," includes: (1) "People Puzzles"; (2) "Your Global Home"; and (3) "What Do We Know About...? What Do We Want to Know?" Section 2, "Studying Human Values," include: (1) "Toys and Folk Tales"; (2) "The Wisdom of Proverbs"; (3) "A World of Fiction: Global Insights in Literature"; (4) "Fun is Universal"; (5) "Faster, Stronger, Higher: Values and the Olympics"; and (6) "Education in Two Cultures: A Day in the Life." Flashlights, and Other Systems"; (2) "The World According to..."; (3) "The Conventions on the Rights of the Child"; (4) "Journeys That Made the World Smaller"; (5) "Sharing Our Global Environment"; and (6) "Adventure in Antarctica: A Case Study in Cooperation." Section 4, "Studying Global Issues and Problems," includes: (1) "Identifying Global Issues"; (2) "Population More or Less"; (3) "Protecting Children's Health"; (4) "Refugees"; (5) "Pesticides: A Global Problem"; and (6) "Endangered Species: Why and Where." Section 5, "Studying Global History," includes: (1) "A World of Intervention"; (2) "Migrations: People on the Move"; (3) "Architecture and Global History"; (4) "The Spice of Life"; (5) "The Global Gourmet"; and (6) "The American and French Revolutions." (EH)
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 3300 Mitchell Lane, Suite 240, Boulder, CO 80301-2272.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.; Massachusetts Global Education Project, Winchester.
Identifiers: N/A
Note: For a related document, see SO 024 848.