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A Life Like Mine

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Life Like Mine tells the story of how children live around the world through four themes:  survival, development, protection, participation.  Excellent images and text suitable for upper elementary and middle school students. Truly has a global perspective. Includes many visuals and maps.

Is is published by UNICEF.

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Annual Editions: Global Issues 09/10. (2009).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because new editions each year contain collections of 30-40 up to date articles from scholars and the world press that examine the most important global issues facing the planet.  The book has a world map, a glossary, a topic guide, and a list of related websites. This is one of many Annual Editions series. Others (see list on the Annual Editions website) are also relevant to specific issues as well as regional studies.

Citation: Jackson, Robert M. (editor). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

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Cyberschoolbus

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because Cyberschoolbus is a United Nations global education project.  It provides a wealth of information for educators on the world and its issues. There is a link for purchasing publications in many languages, but also free curriculum resources for educators K-12.  Start with the curriculum links to locate free resources for each global education curriculum topic.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.


Earth Pulse

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 6, 2012

Recommended because this National Geographic site provides an immense amount of information regarding relationships of human population to world issues.  Especially useful for teaching geography (human, land, movement) and global issues.  Start with The Human Condition, then explore the menu bar on the left.  For primary students, click on the For Kids link.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

EarthRights: Education as if the Planet Really Mattered. (1987/1992).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it presents first-year data from the three-year ‘Global Impact’ project. The book provides commentary, quotes, illustrations, and graphics that explore global issues and perspectives in education. The book explores peace education, human rights education, development education, environmental education, and aims for (global) education (for action). The book also discusses the process of schooling, schools in a world of change, and infusing global perspectives in the early childhood classrooms (beginning early). The book supports subject-based approaches to infusing global perspectives in secondary schools. The book offers ten starting points for teachers who want to teach as if the planet really mattered.

Citation: Greig, Sue, Pike, Graham, & Selby, David. London: World Wildlife Fund for Nature/Kogan Page.

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Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues. (1999).

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Recommended because it provides a multidisciplinary approach to explaining general global vocabulary, issues, and trends (i.e., cultural diversity, economic development, the natural environment, and international peace and violence). The book provides case study analyses of the global issues and trends explored in the book. Chapter titles are (1) Introduction to the Modern World, (2) Ethnicity and Global Diversity, (3) Perspectives on Ethnicity and Global Diversity, (4) Economic Development, (5) Perspectives on Economic Development, (6) Human Ecological Sustainability, (7) Perspectives on Human Ecological Sustainability, (8) Peace and War, and (9) Perspectives on Peace and War.

Citation: Kelleher, Ann, & Klein, Laura. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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Globalization 101

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this web site is extremely useful to secondary teachers and students who are studying globalization and global issues. Links which are provided are helpful to students and teachers and extend their research with extensive compilations of governmental and non governmental sources. Start by clicking on Teaching Tools. The user of this web site will find a number of lesson plans dealing with issues such as trade, technology, investment, health, culture, environment, migration, and IMF/World Bank. Reviewed by Ron Reichel. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Green Teacher

Posted by: globaledadmin on Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recommended because Green Teacher publishes a magazine dedicated to helping educators incorporate environmental and global education in their classrooms.  This site also highlights webinars for educators, and resource books written for students of different ages K-12.  Start by browsing their free magazine online, then explore links to additional resources. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Greenpeace International

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its resources and work on environmental issues such as climate change, forests, oceans, nuclear energy, toxic wastes, trade and environment, and the effects of conflict.  Start by examining What we do and Multimedia  to get a sense of its resources through links to topics and to videos, webcams of Greenpeace ships and photo essays. Be aware  that Greenpeace is an advocacy organization with specific goals. Some visuals may not be appropriate for younger students. Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

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Recommended because this web site deals primarily with global agriculture equity issues, but has expanded its efforts into the sustainability and ecosystem fields. Start with Issues to locate  a selection of articles and documents about Global Issues- to include Agriculture, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Food, Globalization, Health, Justice, Markets, and Rural Development .  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

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Recommended because because although the IFG presents a slightly slanted focus in favor eliminating capitolist ideals which promote globalization, it does contain information pertaining to environmental activism around the world.  Start with Climate Resources and IFG Programs. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Institute for Sustainable Development

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Recommended because  The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s goal is to promote sustainable development throughout the world, to include economic, environmental, equality, technology, and peaceful initiatives.  Start with the “Our Knowledge” tab on the main menu bar for topic themes and initiatives.  From here, you can find publications and research on each topic.  This site is appropriate for secondary and post-secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Organization for Migration

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Recommended because the site encompasses a variety of migration management activities throughout the world. Topics about migration include assisted returns, counter-trafficking, labour migration, migration health, movements, mass information, and technical cooperation on migration, migration policy and research programme, working group on gender issues, individual portraits, and links to relevant program and project web sites. Start with Media to see photo essays an videos of stories of people and places.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.

LANIC

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Recommended because LANIC stands for the Latin American Network Information Center, and is an incredible clearinghouse of information. The maps page supplies regional overviews and country maps. This is a VERY large site, however its alphabetized listing make it easy to use. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

New Society Publishers

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Recommended because it publishes books on building an ecologically sustainable and just society. Key Topics include Energy, Environment & Economy, Post Carbon Prep/Peak Oil, Sustainable Livig, and more.  Start with Key Topics categories search.  NSP also publishes a free newsletter linking current events to published materials. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

 

One World: Global Justice Online

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One World focuses on climate change and its effect on countries across the world.  It uses internet and mobile phone applications to help some of the world’s poorest people to improve their lives and helps students everywhere understand global problems and see ways to do something about them.  Check out the Guides (by country) and MobileforGood.  Sections on Kenya, India, Morocco, and Senegal may be of interest. Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because PLT, an international environmental education program for educators and students in Pre-K-12, is a program of the program of the American Forest Foundation, one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. Start with PLT curriculum materials for lesson plans, ideas, and activities for students in Pre-K-8 and 9-12. For community action and service learning projects, ideas, and activities, check GreenWorks! Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Rainforest Action Network

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Recommended because it provides information on corporate relationships with the rainforest, human rights of those impacted by the rain forest, benefits and disadvantages of energy use regarding the environment, and resources for teachers and students. Start with Get Involved, and Resources sections.  Also see Rainforest Heroes section for primary student resources. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

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The Christian Science Monitor

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Recommended because this site provides current, in-depth coverage of conflict issues across the globe, in addition to coverage of other global issues. A listing of six regions of the world plus a section on global issues allows you to easily navigate information from the homepage.  This site would be appropriate for students in grades 7-12. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Gaia Peace Atlas: Survival into the Third Millennium. (1988).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it provides global perspectives on peace as more than just the absence of war. It provides analyses of the roots of peace and war by exploring human, nuclear, and environmental crises threatening humanity and our planet. The book provides research from international people and organizations/institutions on proposals for immediate and long-term sustainable peace. Exercise and exercise overviews center on (1) what is culture, (2) the building blocks of culture, (3) styles of communication, (4) culture in the workplace, and (5) the cross-cultural perspective. Chapter 2 contains exercises that explore the concept of self (individualist vs. collectivist), personal vs. societal responsibility (universalist vs. particularist), the concept of time (monochronic vs. polychronic), and locus of control (internal vs. external). The ‘Dialogues’ exercise contains four brief cross-cultural dialogues (with seemingly missing exchanges) where students have to figure out the cross-cultural meanings/misunderstandings in the dialogues.

Citation: Barnaby, Frank (editor). New York: Doubleday. http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday

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The Globalization Website

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because because it provides links to a large amount of globalization resources. The site links to organizations, books, people, issues, theories, and a glossary. The site also links to other megasites, data sources, non-English sites (German, French, and Spanish). Start with General Links. and Data Sources (which are categorized by country or issue).  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

World Population

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because this video highlights global population growth in the last 2000 years, demonstrating the strain on the environment and food production. Presented in a chronological timeline, it is also accompanied by visual representations of historical events.  This is an excellent video to be used with middle school and high school students for understanding the relationships between population, environment, and food sources.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

World Resources Institute

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because WRI is an environmental think tank that provides information, ideas, and solutions to global environmental problems. Start with Global Topics to find resources on agriculture and food, biodiversity and protected areas, business and economics, climate change and energy, etc.  Resources include news, brochures, maps, regional information, and current research.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.