ERIC Number: ED313288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
One Earth: Why Care? Red Cross Youth International Development Resource Package.
Ormston, Randy, Ed.
To examine the cultural characteristics of a society without exploring the human condition of that society and how it relates to all as citizens on this planet is to ignore the realities of today. Most Canadians see global problems as massive and overwhelming. Some are uninformed and others are misinformed. As a result, gross misconceptions have developed that are popular and are used by many as a reason for not meeting their responsibilities as citizens of the world. Canadians should know the fallacies behind popular misconceptions and they should be prepared to make intelligent decisions about the global problems for which they soon will assume responsibility. This resource package was developed toward that end. Seven independent, nonsequential units involving popular misconceptions, are presented. Some of the unit titles are: (1) "Why don't they stop having babies?"; (2) "They're poor because they're lazy"; and (3) "Why don't they find a better place to live?" Each unit has a theme poster for discussion. The right hand pages of the package were designed for student use and can be duplicated while the left-hand pages provide additional information for teachers. The units were designed for teachers to extract selected portions for independent use. A preliminary survey is included that should reveal which misconceptions are most popular in a given classroom. Four world maps and a list of 12 films dealing with world problems are included, and three additional sources of resource material (a world data chart and a chart of food nutrient values) are appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Hunger, International Cooperation, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Overpopulation, Poverty, Social Sciences, World Affairs, World Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.; Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa (Ontario).; British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: Canadian Red Cross Society, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada