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Global Awareness

Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues; understanding  other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages; learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles.

Global Oneness Earthwise

Apr 15, 2019

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Film Fostering Inquiry and Reflection About Earth

In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The first color photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen

Teacher Podcast World Events

Mar 15, 2019

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Podcast for Preparing the Next Generation of Global Citizens

Primary Source has created the “What Teachers Need to Knowpodcast specifically for educators who teach about global cultures or world events in their classrooms. In every compact episode, the podcast offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students.

Immigration Stories

Mar 15, 2019

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SPOTLIGHT! On Faces of Global Immigration

Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experiences of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind today’s ever-shifting global landscape. Witnessing peers from diverse geographies helps students to make valuable connections and support, appreciate, and respect cultural diversity.

Youth Perspectives
The Global Oneness Project has created a new video collectionGlobal Youth Perspectives—with seven stories and accompanying lesson plans that highlight youth around the world.

Identity and Belonging
Facing History and Ourselves offers more than 170 lessons and other resources on global immigration.

International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2019

Blog

Honoring International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has provided us with an excellent opportunity to highlight organizations that promote education for women. There are many groups that strive to provide girls and women around the world with important resources, which they may not otherwise have access to. Here is a list of five organizations helping women in their educational pursuits.

Stories from student immigrants.

Mar 01, 2019

Blog

Journey to America

I am an ELL teacher at a public high school. Of the 1,200 students who attend, about 150 of them are refugee and immigrant students who come from more than 20 countries, including Nepal, Liberia, Iraq, Somalia, Vietnam, and Mexico. I have a mix of ninth to twelfth graders in all classes. I emphasize writing and speaking in the curriculum through an intensive writing and public speaking project called Journey to America.

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