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The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners

Quickly and easily integrate fun global awareness activities into your existing K-5 curriculum, recruit volunteers, and plan effective international events with this practical, ready-to-use guide!

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483344188
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2014
  • Page Count: 256
  • Publication date: February 12, 2014

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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 (http://www.corwin.com/globaledtoolkit).

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



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Homa Sabet Tavangar

Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House, 2009), lead author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin, 2014), and contributor to Mastering Global Literacy, by Heidi Hayes-Jacobs, ed. (Solution Tree, Nov. 2013). Growing Up Global has been hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NPR, NBC, ABC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.

Homa’s work is sparking initiatives to help audiences from CEOs to Kindergartners learn and thrive in a global context – and have fun along the way. She is the Series Consultant to NBC TV’s original production of the animated children’s series Nina’s World, has served as Education Advisor to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania; she is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, PBS, Momsrising, GOOD, Ashoka’s Start Empathy, National Geographic and Edutopia, among other media, and is a sought-after speaker and trainer around globalization and global citizenship, parenting, globalizing curriculum, empathy, diversity and inclusion.

Homa spent 20 years working in global competitiveness, organizational, business and international development with hundreds of businesses, non-profits, and public organizations, before turning her attention to global education. She has lived on three continents, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She speaks four languages and her religious heritage includes four of the world’s major faiths. Passionate around issues of opportunity and equality for women and girls, she has worked on these issues for private companies and the World Bank, and served on various non-profit Boards, including, currently on the Board and Executive Committee of the Tahirih Justice Center, a national leader protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. She is married and the mother of three daughters.

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Becky Mladic-Morales

Becky Mladic-Morales is the founder of Kid World Citizen (www.kidworldcitizen.org), offering parents and educators activities that help young minds go global. Her work has been featured on Scholastic, the U.S. Department of Education, NBC Latino, MSN, and PBSKids among others. She is a teacher, teacher-trainer, speaker, and educational consultant. She has worked with different foreign exchange programs, including the setup of the International Club at her local elementary school.

Becky holds an MA in Teaching ESL, with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Communication, from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; and an MA in School Counseling with a focus on immigrants in schools, from Roosevelt University in Chicago. For the past 20 years, she has taught ESL in different settings ranging from high school to college level courses.

Her expertise encompasses global education, geo-literacy, service learning, educational technology aiming to connect students worldwide, as well as setting up cultural exchange programs. Becky currently resides in Houston with her husband and four children, whose curiosity, compassion, and energy are her perpetual inspiration.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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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