ERIC Number: ED416183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Lessons To Promote a Global Perspective in Elementary Education.
Jarchow, Elaine, Ed.; Midkiff, Ronald, Ed.; Pickert, Sarah, Ed.
This book for elementary school teachers presents a rationale for developing a global perspective, providing sample lesson plans and a curriculum resource guide. Chapter 1, "Promoting a Global Perspective in Elementary Education" (Ronald G. Midkiff), uses stories from one teacher's global experiences to offer a rationale for promoting global perspectives in elementary education. Chapter 2, "Nine Practical Lessons" (Elaine Jarchow), presents nine sample lessons written for elementary teachers that illustrate the kinds of lessons teachers might use to infuse global perspectives into their teaching. These lessons include: "Around the World in 80 Minutes" (Tracy Goetz and Kristen Syrett); "Molly's Pilgrim" (Casondra Brewer); "Suho and the White Horse" (Li Jun); "Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat" (Lihua Sun); "Arabian Knights: Three Tales" (Julie Watts); "A Folktale from Ghana" (Benjamin Eshun); "International Children's Day in Turkey" (Semra Erkan and Amie Mitchel Beckett); "The Aymara Indian Family" (John W. Pickering); "Using the Internet for Global Communication" (Hugh Barr); and "Battle Poetry" (Ann Walker Korahais). Chapter 3, "Curriculum Resources for Lesson Plans on Global Education" (Liselle Drake and Sarah Pickert), describes a new project designed to help teachers locate lesson plans on the World Wide Web, offers examples of good sites for locating lessons specifically for global education, and lists organizations that publish lessons on global education. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Global Education, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Tales, World Wide Web
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-1186 (Single copy for members $12.00, for nonmembers $15.00; add $5 for shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: China; Ghana; New Zealand; Turkey