IDEA: Online Curriculum Fosters Global Citizenship & Action for WASH

Starting this fall, the CAWST Wavemakers program will be offering an online course, free for students across Canada! The Virtual Wavemakers Summit is an exciting opportunity for educators and youth to explore local and global water and sanitation issues. The Summit provides educators with an easy-to-follow, action-based curriculum that is … Continue Reading IDEA: Online Curriculum Fosters Global Citizenship & Action for WASH

IDEA: Get Politically Aware this Election Season

October 19th is a very important day in Canadian politics: it is election day! Although many students won’t be able to vote in this election, the youth voice can have an incredible influence through social media, demonstrations, letter writing and through calls to action. What issues are important to young … Continue Reading IDEA: Get Politically Aware this Election Season

Teach with FREE Movies and Curricula from Shine Global Films

Shine Global makes films to give children a voice. This non-profit company showcases the stories of some of the world’s most at-risk children in a way that inspires hope and action amid despair. Shine Global’s mission is to “to end the exploitation and abuse of children worldwide through films that … Continue Reading Teach with <b>FREE</b> Movies and Curricula from Shine Global Films

Enter this Poster Competition and Be Seen by World Leaders

The Challenge To create a poster reflecting the challenge of fixing government to include more voices in public decisions and help address growing income inequality. Using the powerful poster format, you are invited to express your unique views and ideas on how we can change the rules so that everyone … Continue Reading Enter this Poster Competition and Be Seen by World Leaders

How to Teach Students About Natural Disasters: MCIC Made a Guide!

Current events provide a great opportunity for teaching and learning about the grade 12 Global Issues Areas of Inquiry. These events provide teachers the ability to discuss and reflect on issues as they unfold, and students the ability to connect classroom learning with real-life events, while acquiring a greater understanding … Continue Reading How to Teach Students About Natural Disasters: MCIC Made a Guide!

TOOL: Teach Oppression Through Jenga

What are the different forms of oppression? What does it feel like to be oppressed? Are we always aware of oppression when it is happening? The article “Teaching About Oppression Through Jenga” by Sara Lichtenwalter and Parris Baker describes a game-based learning example of teaching oppression. This can be played … Continue Reading TOOL: Teach Oppression Through Jenga