The Global Teacher

A practical and inspiring guide to educating for a global future

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14Teacher's PackCD-ROMPoster

This handbook is intended to help teachers think through how they can embed the global dimension into their teaching. It has been developed through an EU-funded project involving primary and secondary teachers from the UK, Austria, the Czech Republic, Benin and Brazil.

The first part of the handbook provides a guide to the key concepts and processes involved in global learning. It explores a range of whole school and cross curricular approaches and offers useful, detailed checklists for teachers and curriculum planners.

The second part outlines a range of interesting classroom activities and lesson plans which have been developed by teachers involved in the project. There is no age range specified, but they are probably most appropriate for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14); some could be adapted for upper primary. They explore topics such as:

  • Why are people hungry?
  • Why is education important?
  • Flower growing in Kenya
  • Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Debt relief
  • The impact of oil drilling on the forest in Ecuador
  • Case study of Mary Seacole
  • Using photos to challenge stereotypes and develop multiple perspectives
  • Life in the slum
  • What’s in a mobile phone?

All the activities and associated teaching materials are included on an accompanying CD-ROM. The pack also includes eight A4-sized colour posters which illustrate the key concepts of Social Justice, Sustainable Development, Diversity, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Interdependence, Global Citizenship and Values & Perceptions.

A useful, colourful and inspiring handbook full of interesting activity ideas.

 

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