Global Issues in the Classroom


A VOICE FOR THE SPIRIT BEARS

Speaking up for the spirit bears
— Click to read article and watch the Q&A video from Canadian Geographic

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 and 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

'The Banana-Leaf Ball' aims to teach children through play
— Click to read article and watch video from Katie Smith Milway on ABC News

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