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Educating for Global Citizenship in a Changing World
This ten chapter teacher's resource handbook provides a range of ideas and practices for teaching and learning about citizenship within today's global context. It will be helpful to teachers who are considering ways to critically infuse global perspectives into classes or school-wide programs. Topics include creating inclusive classrooms for global perspectives, investigating public issues, social justice and human rights, and getting involved as global citizens. This resource was developed by Toronto area teachers with assistance from CIDA. It also includes a very useful chapter on web resources for the classroom.

The Global Classroom: Putting Process to Content
By June N Williams

Because global education lessons are designed to develop a sense of efficacy in students, they are almost always interactive and student centered.  Focusing on educational process, this practical guide for the classroom teacher provides concrete, hands-on strategies for implementing a global education approach at all grade levels and in all subject areas.  Included are:

  • strategies for establishing a positive classroom environment
  • information and advice about student grouping
  • a step-by step guide to cooperative learning
  • information about authentic assessment

Global Infusion: A guide to Bringing the World to Your Classroom (doc)
This is an excellent teacher guide for implementing global curriculum in schools and extending the reach of education with a global perspective. It includes a description and rationale for global education and suggestions to engage the head, heart and hand through teaching globally. Links to CIDA development themes and numerous global education resources are provided. The guide was produced in 2005 by Diane Clipsham, retired Ontario teacher with feedback from educators across Canada and assistance from the Canadian International development Agency (CIDA). User-friendly, 12-page guide.

Lesson plan remodelling: A map for the global voyage
by Gale Smith

Many teachers are interested infusing a global perspective into their teaching in order to make the curriculum more relevant in an increasingly globally interconnected world. This document presents a guide for remodelling existing lesson plans to include a global perspective. Avoiding the “tourist” approach or using global content as a “add on,” Gale Smith guides teachers to critically examine their lesson plans and transform them to true global education lesson plans that contribute to developing in students a global perspective.

Teaching Controversial Issues
A four-step classroom strategy for clear thinking on controversial issues by Pat Clarke.

Social Justice Newsletter articles:

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  • Teaching and Learning for Global Perspectives Graduate Diploma Program, Spring 2008, p. 13
  • Global education: an example of transformative pedagogy, Spring 2008, p. 13
  • Global Campaign for Action Week, Spring 2008, p. 15
  • Global education resource highlights, Spring 2008, p. 16
  • Go global in your classroom, Winter 2008, p. 23
  • Cultivating a culture of peace and non-violence with acts of transformation, Spring 2007, p. 1
  • Global Feminism and EPZs, Fall 2006, p. 7
  • Resources for teaching peace, Spring 2006, p. 8
  • The Peace@School Toolkit, Spring 2006, p. 8
  • Two myths that keep the world poor, Spring 2006, p. 9
  • Tools for hope, Winter 2005, p. 7

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