Education Resources – 2011
Today’s world demands a global outlook in every subject and every classroom. As educators, our task is to help give students the skills, tools, and perspectives to become fulfilled human beings, responsible global citizens, and effective stewards of a sustainable future.
–Facing the Future website
Multiple resources, including textbooks, are available to purchase or download for free on global issues and sustainability. There are links to organizations that provide service learning projects for students as well as a ten-week series of articles on contemporary issues such as water, resource use, food, poverty and more. Suitable for middle and secondary students.
Sponsored by ATD Fourth World Network, Tapori is a worldwide network of friendship between children of all backgrounds.
This site provides on line games, activities, visual storybooks, virtual rainforest visits, forest facts, and species profiles for elementary and secondary students.
This site about global issues and the United Nations is for K-12 teachers and students. It includes lesson plans on global issues, up-to-date information on countries around the world, as well as activities and games. Human rights and the Millennium Development Goals are presented in a student-friendly way with options for personal involvement.
This online world designed by Sesame Workshop helps young children develop skills needed to become global citizens.
This Australian site offers educational tools on the following issues: children’s rights, desertification, environment, food security, forests, gender equality, globalization, HIV/AIDS, human rights, microfinance, natural disasters, peace-building, refugees, water, and much more.
This vocabulary quiz enables students (and adults) to donate 10 grains of rice to the UN world food program for each correct answer.