ERIC Number: ED367574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Global Issues for the '90s.
Fore, Jonathan N.; Hursh, Heidi
This document is an activity book on global issues to be used as a supplement to existing curricula, and to offer varied and different information, perspectives, and teaching methods. The book is divided into 10 units. Each contains learning activities, handouts, and a list of additional resources. Unit 1, "Introducing the Concept of Global Awareness," examines what a global issue is and how global issues affect things in the students' everyday lives. Unit 2, "U.S. International Policy," discusses global issues for a new president. The third unit, "The Cold War," examines both the Soviet and U.S. perspectives. Unit 4, "Post-Cold War Issues: Life After the Wall," explores the changes in Eastern Europe in the 1990's and the spread of democracy and free markets. In the fifth unit,"World Trade and Economic Interdependence," the activities focus on international trade and the U.S. trade deficit. Unit 6, "The Global Environment," discusses the balance of nature in the global environment, and the problem of transnational pollution. In unit 7, "Indigenous Peoples," the student learns who indigenous peoples are and what their rights are. The activities in the "Population" unit examine population growth, its links to other global issues, and population programs that work. In the ninth unit on food, sections focus on the myths of hunger, and the effects of the Green Revolution. The last unit, "Development," discusses U.S. opinion of developing nations' development, sustainable development, and literacy and development. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Demography, Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Food, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Indigenous Populations, International Relations, International Trade, Learning Activities, Social Studies
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208-0269.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.