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    Classroom Challenge – Global Citizenship – April 2015



      What is Global Citizenship?  What does a global citizenship look like?  According to Ronald Israel, “A global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices” Global citizenship gives students and teachers the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills on complex global issues.  Students can explore, develop and express their values and opinions while listening and considering the points of view from others.  This can support students in making informed decisions about life, work, politics and interacting in a world community. 

      In its November edition, the Guardian provided 10 tips for promoting global citizenship in the classroom.

      1. Use powerful statistics
      2. Discuss World News and key issues
      3. Challenge perceptions about the world
      4. Engage using a learn, think act approach


      This month’s challenge will focus on resources for supporting the 4 tips above in promoting global citizenship in the classroom.










      OverviewCreate interactive infographics to promote data literacy.  Track impact of your charts and infographics. Learn about audience and content popular with them.Create topic scoops and share information around a specific topic. Can enter custom scoops and limit content sources by date as well as include or exclude words or domains.Vote, debate and discuss arguments with other internet users.  Explain why you support an issue, include links to articles, comment on argument or vote it up to move the argument to the top.America’s largest organization for youth volunteering opportunities with the goal of motivating young people to take action around social change through projects that make an impact.
      • Track impact of charts and infographics
      • Examine analytics dashboard with totals and unique views
      • Analyze data of geographic location of viewers
      • Use one of over 200 available maps
      • Discover, curate and publish content
      • Customize and integrate curated content with websites, blogs, etc.
      • Create a curated newsletter
      • View stats on readers
      • Publish content
      • Make curated content private
      • Debate platform for discussing all kinds of issues
      • Vote on causes and offer arguments
      • Vote up other user's arguments
      • Support issues by voting different ways; vote on the site, or by using twitter, facebook and google plus.
      • Global organization for young people
      • 3.6 million members working to impact poverty, violence, hunger, environment, etc
      • Scholarship opportunities
      • Summer internships
      • Become a part of a generation that is making a difference


      Lesson Ideas


      1. Inspire young people to become civic minded by engaging in projects to challenge world hunger, global warming or other world issues that they believe in.
      2. Create a visual graphic of research and present oral presentation to an audience.
      3. Use infographic to encourage critical thinking in deciding what information should be added and how the information should be illustrated.
      4. Create an infographic to illustrate the life and contributions of a person, the historical value of a place or thing.
      5. Illustrate the difference between physical and chemical change.
      6. Illustrate the geological time periods.
      7. Illustrate the various environmental issues found with land-use in the United States.
      8. Vote on and debating with other users on various issues from around the world. Link web resources to support arguments.
      9. Create topics for debate or debate topics from a variety of fun topics.
      10. Compare election results, average incomes across the country
      11. Curate information on a topic of study


      As you reflect on what you have learned from the resources provided, what are you doing in your classroom to develop global citizens?   How can you empower your students by allowing them to curate information, visualize it, debate the issues and do something about it?