Global Issues in the Classroom


ONE WELL

Spotlight On: Walk for Water and Island Harvest
— Click to view video from Spotlight on Giving

Walk for Water: 250 Third Graders Walk Water To Those In Need
— Click to read article from Huffington Post

CHILD SOLDIER

‘Child Soldier’ author shares hard truths with young readers
— Click to read article from CBC Radio

Is the true story in ‘Child Soldier’ too graphic for young readers?
— Click to listen to Michel Chikwanine in conversation with Shad on q

RAZIA’S RAY OF HOPE

Fighting for girls’ education in Afghanistan
— Click to watch video from CNN Heroes

ONE HEN

Child’s ‘One Hen’ Lays Microlending Success
— Click to hear more from Katie Smith Milway and Kwabena Darko on NPR

THE BANANA-LEAF BALL

Refugee Camp Soccer
— Click to hear more from Benjamin Nzobonankira from Burundi on NPR

ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY

“As a classroom read-aloud, combined with discussion, this can be used as an overview of social justice and activism.”
— School Library Journal

THE RED BICYCLE

“Appealingly illustrated by Shin, this is a particularly good depiction of the ripple effect that can follow one generous act.”
— The New York Times

IF THE WORLD WERE A VILLAGE

David J. Smith introduces and shares some of the backstory for creating If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People.
— Click to listen on TeachingBooks.net

THAT’S NOT FAIR!

“The complexities to civil freedoms are daunting, but with age-appropriate characters and kid-friendly situations, this makes the ambiguity of the law an exciting and accessible topic.”
— Booklist

“A solid civics and civil-liberties primer.”
— Kirkus Reviews