Thursday, July 7, 2011

Global education resources

Last month I wrote about the National Peace Corps Association's (NPCA) great educational newsletter, Global Education News. It's a terrific little newsletter filled with lesson plans and ideas for encouraging a global perspective in your classroom. This idea should not be difficult to implement considering many of you in your London classrooms will have students from all corners of the globe.

Anyway, one of the goals of the NPCA is to "promote students’ knowledge of, understanding of and respect for the people, cultures and nations of the world."

I just received their
Summer 2011 newsletter and thought I would share this invaluable resource. This issue is filled with:

* Lesson plans for K-8 classrooms on a wide variety of topics
* A lesson plan for secondary grades using the Pulaku Documentary project where two young journalists, one American, one Fulani, explore West Africa by motorcycle sharing the stories of a culture threatened by desertification and development
* A resource on promoting school gardens, nutritious eating and sustainable farming practices
* Summer reading recommendations (for students AND teachers)
* A list of recommended books on Africa for children of all ages

Take a look and let us know what you think!

For any Canadian teachers out there who would love to be living and teaching in London next year, go ahead and send your cover letter and resume to: apply[at]

Classroom Canada is still accepting applications for teaching positions beginning October 2011.

For resources on Teaching in London

Classroom Canada website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians ebook
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