Our Africa, a web resource developed by SOS Children, features an extensive and growing collection of freevideos that bring viewers right into worlds of children living in countries in Africa. In addition to providing unique insight into Africa, the website offers freecurriculum resources that teachers can readily use in the classroom. These classroom and homework resources include scenarios that let students use the information and videos on the site to investigate issues such as Agriculture & Famine, Geography & Wildlife, Games & Sport, Climate, Foods, Health, and more. Visitors to the website can browse the learning resources by country (Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia) or by topic (from climate and agriculture to tourism and communications).
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real-world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and rethink the world inside and outside their classrooms.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,in Washington, DC, invites students around the world to enter the 2020 Local Letters forGlobal Change contest. Students can make their voice heard this election season by writing a letter to a local elected representative that explains the global issue they want their local official to prioritize.
PBS affiliate WETA has made available a list of propaganda techniques that make false connections (such as the techniques of “transfer” and “testimonial”), or constitute special appeals (such as “bandwagon” and “fear”), or are types of logical fallacy (for example, “unwarranted extrapolation”).