Designed to be an educational kit to be used by educators, Development in a Box aids in the incorporation of global issues into the curriculum and classroom for grades 1 through 12. Kits include lesson plans, hands-on activities and supplies, as well as connections to local organizations who are working internationally. The kits are available to Alberta classrooms free of charge. Lessons address many global issues and are linked to curriculum objectives in the Alberta Program of Studies.
The BCTF’s province-wide social justice network includes six social justice action groups. Each action group is composed of four members from the provincial Committee for Action on Social Justice (CASJ), and they are all classroom teachers.
The purpose of the action groups is to provide information, lesson ideas, and professional support for classroom teachers. Each action group creates discrete web pages covering the areas for which they are responsible.
The action groups are listed below and include links to their web pages:
- Environmental Justice
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ)
- Peace and Global Education
- The global education page features the Global Classroom, a joint BCTF and CIDA project, which contains unit plans designed for teachers, by teachers.
- Status of Women
CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to enabling poor rural communities in developing countries to attain sustainable livelihoods. (For more info, check out their video.)
CHF began their popular Global Education Program (GEP) in Canada in 1991 to support the development of global citizens and increase awareness about the realities faced by rural communities in developing countries. The Global Education Program is now one of the pillars of CHF and they support thousands of teachers, students, volunteers and other organizations across the country to shape the way young Canadians see the world and their place in it.
CHF’s international programming efforts make the Global Education Program unique in Canada because of the intimate and direct connection the program has to actual projects taking place around the world. The result is a program that inspires Canada’s youth to embrace cultural diversity in their communities and to become active global citizens.
CAWST’s Youth Wavemakers is a unique water education program that informs, engages, encourages action, and celebrates the impact that youth are having on local and global water and sanitation issues.Contains tonnes of interactive social justice water-themed lesson plans.
If you’re a teacher or educator, and you’d like to add more international or environmental awareness to your classroom or school, the WorldBeat project has resources for you! A collection of lesson plans and other classroom activities are compiled by teachers and distributed through electronic mail outs on an ongoing basis. Topics range from HIV and AIDS to globalization, health and sustainability. In-classroom workshops are also available.
Oxfam is a non-governmental organization and a global movement for change – it is a network that empowers individuals, communities and organizations to build a future free from the injustice of poverty where the rights of women and girls are promoted and respected.
Aimed at teachers in all subjects, and across all age groups, Oxfam’s global citizenship guides introduce the key elements of Oxfam’s Curriculum for Global Citizenship, as well as providing case studies outlining best practice in the classroom, activities that can be adapted for use in many curriculum areas, and resources for further reading.
VIDEA was established as a non-profit organization in 1977 to “inspire thought and action on global issues.” Based in Victoria, VIDEA actively involves youth, educators, and community partners in the development and implementation of international development, global education and youth and community engagement initiatives.
This resource contains a range of globally focused learning resources covering topics from global warming to access to education, to the future of our forests to gender equity.
Generating Momentum is a branch of MCIC’s public engagement work. It focuses specifically on engaging Manitoba’s middle school and high school students on issues related to fair trade, food security, gender, Millenium Development Goals, and water. It also provides educational resources to teachers and opportunities for workshops, partnership, youth conferences, and more.