The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners

The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners

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© 2014 | 256 pages | Corwin

Integrate global learning activities in your elementary classrooms today with this easy-to-use guide!

The world is more interrelated today than ever before. This smart, all-in-one resource from widely acclaimed authors Homa Tavangar and Becky Morales helps busy, budget-conscious educators give younger students the global edge. You’ll find hundreds of easy, stand-alone activities, resources, and projects to:

  • Seamlessly integrate your existing K–5 Common Core curriculum with fun, interactive global awareness themes and activities
  • Effectively recruit more parent and community volunteers and organizations
  • Securely and productively use social media for student global collaboration projects
  • Confidently infuse fresh ideas and best practices into your international events
  • Plan after-school global awareness clubs, foreign language programs, and cross-curricular activities

This book includes a handy 12-month timeline, backmapping tips, a checklist of 50+ ready-to-start projects and activities, and invaluable links to online global education sites, as well as the author’s site that includes tools, templates, references, and much more (

Bring the world into your classroom the easy, practical way with this ready-to-use guide!

Introduction: What You Can Get Out of This Book
Chapter 1. How to Get Started: Planning Considerations for Bringing the Global to Your School
Chapter 2. Things to Do: Look at all the Places We Can Go!
Section 1: School-Wide Crafts and Displays  
Section 2: Incorporating Food  
Section 3: Music, Movement, Sports, and Play  
Section 4: Global Fair/International Festival Activities  
Section 5: Integrating Global Perspectives Into the School Environment Throughout the Year  
Chapter 3. Infusing Global Learning Into Academic Subject Areas (With Special Consideration for Aligning Common Core Standards)
Section 1: "Global Competence" in the Context of the Common Core  
Section 2: Language Arts (Aligned With Common Core)  
Section 3: Mathematics (Aligned With Common Core)  
Section 4: Social Studies  
Section 5: Science  
Section 6: Music  
Section 7: Art  
Section 8: World Languages  
Chapter 4. Technology Tools to Connect With the World: Unlocking Global Education 2.0
Section 1: Social Media  
Section 2: Class Blogs and Wikis  
Section 3: Videoconferencing  
Section 4: Online Clearing-houses for Lesson Plans  
Section 5: Digital Multimedia in the Classroom  
Section 6: Global Education Professional Development Opportunities  
Chapter 5. Charitable Giving and Service: Ready, Set, Make a Difference!
Section 1: Thinking About Service-Learning  
Section 2: Engaging in Service: Who, What, Where, Why, and How  
Section 3: Fundraising With a Purpose: Resource-building That's a Win-Win-Win  
Section 4: Amazing! Examples Highlighting What it Looks Like When Kids Make a Difference Globally  
Section 5: 12 Take-Aways From Awesome Kids Changing the World for the Better  
Appendix 1: Global Education Recommended Reading List
Appendix 2: Additional Resources


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ISBN: 9781483344188