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.
- Use powerful statistics
- Discuss World News and key issues
- Challenge perceptions about the world
- 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.
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- 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.
- Create a visual graphic of research and present oral presentation to an audience.
- Use infographic to encourage critical thinking in deciding what information should be added and how the information should be illustrated.
- Create an infographic to illustrate the life and contributions of a person, the historical value of a place or thing.
- Illustrate the difference between physical and chemical change.
- Illustrate the geological time periods.
- Illustrate the various environmental issues found with land-use in the United States.
- Vote on and debating with other users on various issues from around the world. Link web resources to support arguments.
- Create topics for debate or debate topics from a variety of fun topics.
- Compare election results, average incomes across the country
- 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?