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ERIC Number: ED381470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 196
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89994-377-2
Global Issues in the Middle School Grades 5-8. Third Edition.
Johnson, Jacquelyn; And Others
This activity book contains 27 activities designed to help teachers address the goal of including global education in their classrooms. The activities, organized into five sections, are presented in a standard format of: (1) a brief introduction; (2) a list of objectives; (3) an estimate of required time for the activity; (4) list of needed materials; and (5) step-by-step procedures for the activity. Some activities include suggested follow-up exercises, a list of resources, background information, and masters for student handouts. A list of resources concludes the book. Section 1, "Introducing the Concept of Global Awareness," includes: (1) "Global Connections"; (2) "The Global Kid"; and (3) "What Do We Know About...? What Do We Want to Know?" Section 2, "Studying Human Values," includes: (1) "What are 'American Family Values'?" (2) "Special Ways with Holidays"; (3) "Religion and Values"; (4) "The Trees of Life"; (5) "World Music"; and (6) "Creating Culture Wheels." Section 3, "Studying Global Systems," includes: (1) "What Is a System?" (2) "They've Got the Whole World in Their Hands"; (3) "The Rights of Indigenous Peoples"; (4) "The Communications Network"; (5) "Sharing Our Global Environment"; and (6) "Adventure in Antarctica: A Case Study in Cooperation." Section 4, "Studying Global Issues and Problems," includes: (1) "Global and Local Issues A Survey"; (2) "Biodiversity"; (3) "Democracy at the Turn of the Century"; (4) "Refugees: Has the Welcome Mat Been Pulled?" (5) "Poverty and Population"; and (6) "Sustainable Development." Section 5, "Studying Global History," includes: (1) "Historical Relations"; (2) "The Family Tree of a Language"; (3) "The Spice of Life"; (4) "Potato Power: How One Food Changed the World"; (5) "The Nobel Peace Prize: Conflict in the 20th Century"; and (6) "Humankind's Better Moments." (EH)
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 3300 Mitchell Lane, Suite 240, Boulder, CO 80301-2272.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.; Massachusetts Global Education Project, Winchester.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related document, see SO 024 847.