ERIC Number: ED215923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Global Awareness: An Approach for Grades 1-6. Global Awareness Series.
Barrett, Junelle P.; And Others
The activities on global awareness in this guide are designed for use in elementary grades in social studies, reading, language arts, and creative arts courses. The activities are organized into four major sections each of which addresses a specific goal. The four goals are: (1) to learn to recognize the interconnection between one's own life, one's society, and major global concerns such as environment, population, resources, and human rights; (2) to develop an understanding of basic human commonalities while recognizing the importance of individual and cultural differences; (3) to develop an awareness of how perceptions, values, and priorities differ among various individuals, groups, and cultures; and (4) to develop the skills that will enable students to respond creatively to local, national, and international events and to participate effectively at those levels. Examples of activities include having students collect pictures from magazines that depict the global effects and problems of pollution, interview community persons about changes that have occurred over the years, read folk tales, and celebrate holidays of different countries. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Population Education, Reading Instruction, Skill Development, Social Studies
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($19.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of International Studies.; Denver Univ., CO. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
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