“Joy and skill! That’s what this compendium of insights, innovations and practical wisdom ultimately delivers! Homa Tavangar and Becky Morales open up a true 21st century toolkit for teachers and parents alike. This work uses the engine of a child’s wonder to spark a revolution in “learning tools” for helping children express their deepest joy.” (John Hunter, Author, World Peace & Other 4th Grade Achievements & speaker, “most influential TED talk of 2011″) Go here for more reviews.
Integrate global learning activities in your elementary classrooms today with this easy-to-use, much anticipated guide!
The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin Press, Feb. 2014) provides the tools for practical, effective, and fun activities that will advance global awareness in your K–6 students, and equip staff and volunteers with hundreds of ideas and the confidence to implement them. With special emphasis on integrating global learning into Common Core State Standards and all subject areas, effective use of technology and social media, meaningful service learning, and practical organizational tools, the low- or no-cost resources shared here can be used on their own for individual lessons, in homeschooling, in after-school clubs, in Scouts, for special celebrations, or to tie into an entire year’s theme. Learning about and with the world shouldn’t feel like yet another add-on to already burdened educational priorities, but help to support goals for educating the whole child.
Whether you dedicate a day, week, month, or entire year to an international theme or you decide to intersperse global activities and learning across disciplines, special activities, or community building, a thoughtful execution of global education resources, themes, and technology can help build a foundation of awareness that can change the school’s culture and shape the way students will react to the world around them, for many years to come. We hope that the resources in this book will help you along a path of discovery and encouraging lifelong learning.
For more info, see our publisher’s companion site, filled with links to resources cited in each chapter, HERE.