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NOTE: References in the descriptions to "key stages" indicate grade levels in the national curriculum in the United Kingdom.
ACID RAIN. Greenlight Publications, Ty Bryn, Coomb Gardens, LLangynog, SA33 5AY, Great Britain. 20 pp. Forest Matters: Global Concerns and Environmental Perspectives series. ISBN 0-9512455-4-6.
One of a series of six booklets, this volume focuses on environmental concerns. The curricula is designed for students in grades 5-10, especially 7-9, and contributes to the study of geography, English and science. Each of the six books contain both teacher's pages and student's pages, and the latter can be photocopied for use in the classroom.
AMERICAS: STUDY GUIDE. Bernadette M. Orr and Barbara Cruz. CPB Collection/The Annenberg Oxford University Press, Inc., 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. 1993. xvii + 179 pp. $17.95. ISBN 0-19-507793-8.
This study guide is part of the Americas telecourse, a 10-part television series and 13-unit television course. The course consists of 10 one-hour video programs, the study guide, a reader and a text. The units of the course cover themes in history, national development, politics, migration and urbanization, issues of race, class and ethnic identities, the role of women, religion, the arts, sovereignity, revolutions, and Latin American and Caribbean people in the United States. Each unit in the study guide contains the following sections: a unit summary, a list of the key issues, glossary, overview, reading assignment, unit review, self-test questions, questions to consider, and resources. The telecourse and study guide are most appropriate for high school and college students.
THE ARAB WORLD. Council For the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, The Arab-British Centre, London SW5 ONU, England.
This visually appealing educational packet contains six booklets entitled: Introduction to the Arab World (12 pp.); The Mahgreb (14 pp.); Egypt (10 pp.); Jordan (14 pp.); The Gulf States and Saudi Arabia (22 pp.); and Israel and Palestine (18 pp.). Each of the stand-alone booklets contains an attractive mix of text and graphic materials (color photographs, screened illustrations, maps, sidebars, etc.). The Arab World contains a 3-page typewritten insert with a summary review of events that transpired in the Middle East after the publication of the educational packet. The review includes a capsule history of the allied war against Iraq (1990-91).
AWARENESS: EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT. Terrence Webster-Doyle and Adrian Russ. Atrium Society Publications, P.O. Box 816, Middlebury, VT 05753. 1995. 165 pp.
This curriculum accompanies the text "Fighting the Invisible Enemy," by the same author and publisher. As with the text, it is most appropriate for students aged 10-14, although the more basic ideas can be understood by younger children. There are 20 "adventures" (activities), organized into four general sections: "What does it mean to be conditioned?" "How are we conditioned?" "What are the effects of being conditioned?" and "How do we get free of our conditioning?"
CAIRO: FOUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CITY. Oxfam (UK and Ireland), 274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ, England. October 1994. $22.61. ISBN 1-870727-02-9.
The themes to be explored in this material on the city of Cairo, Egypt, are some of the major issues concerning urban life, including environmental concerns around the rapid growth of a city, the way roads and traffic affect a child's space and freedom, similarities and differences between social and economic groups, and the differing lifestyles of girls and boys. The video was filmed in the weeks immediately preceding Ramadan, so the influence of religion is apparent on the different themes covered. The video shows four children from different areas of the city involved in daily activities: life at home, in the neighborhood, with friends and family, playing, working, and taking part in the preparations for Ramadan. The packet contains a video, 24 photocards and a teaching resource book, and is most appropriate for elementary students.
CHANGING OUR WORLD: A HANDBOOK FOR YOUNG ACTIVISTS. Paul Fleischer. Zephyr Press, P.O. Box 13448, Tucson, AZ 85732-3448. 1993. ix + 236 pp. $31.95. ISBN 0-913705-82-9.
A guide for young advocates in grades 7-12, this book starts by assisting the reader in examining his/her own life, then turning the process outward. The young activist explores what his/her issues are, researches them, sets goals and makes plans, manages finances and raises funds, develops leadership skills, handles problems, and lives according to his/her beliefs, thereby "creating a new world." In addition to readings on these subjects, there are exercises and worksheets throughout the book, which facilitate the process of becoming a young activist.
CHILDREN HUNGERING FOR JUSTICE: CURRICULUM ON HUNGER AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, GRADES K-4. Kaaren St. Armour Gray. Office on Global Education, Church World Service, 2115 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. 21 pp. $3. Children Hungering for Justice. Produced in cooperation with the Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver.
This curriculum is one in a set of three, covering the issues of hunger and children's rights for students in grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Each of these curricula contain material for two hour-long lessons, which, if desired, may be presented separately. After the lesson plans, information for students who wish to take action on these issues is included. The final section contains a list of resources, with a sizable section on free audio-visual materials.
CHILDREN HUNGERING FOR JUSTICE: CURRICULUM ON HUNGER AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, GRADES 5-8. Carla van Berkum. Office on Global Education, Church World Service, 2115 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. 30 pp. $3. Produced in cooperation with the Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver.
CHILDREN HUNGERING FOR JUSTICE: CURRICULUM ON HUNGER AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, GRADES 9-12. Carla van Berkum. Office on Global Education Church, World Service, 2115 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. 30 pp. $3. Produced in cooperation with the Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver.
THE CHILDREN'S ATLAS OF CIVILIZATIONS: TRACE THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS. Anthony Mason. The Millbrook Press, Inc., 2 Old New Milford Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. 1994. 95 pp. $10.95. The Children's...series. ISBN 1-5629 4-733-8.
This atlas contains information on the rise of civilization in regions throughout the world. Each section covers a particular geographic region of the world, mentioning the significant cultures and developments of the area. The book contains many color photographs, drawings and maps. The atlas is most appropriate for elementary school students.
COLONIALISM AND ITS LEGACY. Linnea Renton. Manchester Development Education Project Ltd., c/o The Manchester Metropolitan University, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2QR, England. 1996. 72 pp. The Southern Perspectives on Development series. ISBN 1-86 9818-96-2.
This is the second of five books in "The Southern Perspectives on Development" series. The four sections of this book cover: "The South before Colonialism," "European Expansion," "The Social and Economic Impacts of Colonialism," and "Independence and Neo-Colonialism." All topics are presented from the point of view of those people and nations discussed. Each section begins by listing several key ideas covered, some background information, and then four or five classroom activities. At the end of the book is a list of recommended resources, available from DEP at the time the book was written. The authors recommend that students work through the first and second books before moving on to the issues in the last three books of the series.
THE COMPLETE ATLAS OF THE WORLD. Keith Lye. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 8701 North MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78755. 1995. 160 pp. ISBN 0-8114-5804-0.
This children's atlas contains up-to-date thematic maps of the world and each of 23 regions. Each regional section consists of topographic and political maps, thematic maps and data on climate. There are also "ready-reference fact panels" complimenting the maps, and basic data and country flags.
COMPREHENSIVE MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE.Christine I. Bennett. Allyn and Bacon, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194. 1995, 3rd ed. xi + 452 pp. ISBN 0-205-15024-1.
This text, most appropriate for introductory classes in education, contains basic concepts and information to increase multiculturalism in the classroom. Each chapter ends with a list of terms to compare and contrast, and a list of activities and questions. Topics are covered in general sections titled: "The Case for Multicultural Education," "Individual Differences that Affect Teaching and Learning," and "Strengthening Multicultural and Global Perspectives in Teaching." The last chapter contains guidelines and lesson plans for implementing multicultural education.
CRIMES OF GENDER: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Gary E. McCuen. Gary E. McCuen Publications, Inc., 411 Mallalieu Drive, Hudson, WI 54016. 1994. 156 pp. $12.95. Ideas in Conflict series. ISBN 0-86596-092-5.
This text is part of the Ideas in Conflict series, and consists of articles and excerpts organized as a series of readings. Each reading includes a set of questions at the beginning to encourage analysis. The readings are grouped into chapters, covering: an overview of global violence against women, gender-based crime and the Violence Against Women Act, controlling sexual offenders, and international human rights abuses against women. At the end of each chapter is a "reasoning skill activity," and at the end of the book is a bibliography of useful research materials. The book is most appropriate for high school and college students.
DESERTIFICATION. Greenlight Publications, Ty Bryn, Coomb Gardens, LLangynog, SA33 5AY, Great Britain. 25 pp. Forest Matters: Global Concerns and Environmental Perspectives series. ISBN 0-9512455-4-6.
This is one in a series of six booklets focusing on environmental concerns. The curricula is designed for students in grades 5-10, especially 7-9, and contributes to the study of geography, English and science. Each of the six booklets contain both teacher's pages and student's pages, and the latter can be photocopied for use in the classroom. Activities are grouped around different topics pertaining to the general theme of desertification.
DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS: A CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING HANDBOOK. L. Robert Kohls and John M. Knight. Intercultural Press, Inc., P.O. Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096. 1994, 2nd ed. xiii + 143 pp. $15.95. ISBN 1-877-864-13-7.
This book contains useful resources for facilitators of groups learning greater cultural awareness. It includes an outline for both a two-day and a one-day workshop, and the activities for the workshops, including a section with over 25 case studies and an evaluation for participants to fill out on the workshops. The appendixes contain simulation games, films and videos, and a list for further reading.
DEVELOPING MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A GUIDE FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS, GRADES K-8. Patricia L. Roberts and Nancy Lee Cecil. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640. 1993. viii + 216 pp. $24.95. ISBN 0-89950-879-0.
This book is divided into four sections - two each for groups in grades K-3 and 4-8. The book has two sections with brief descriptions and a short activity for the piece of literature cited. The remaining two sections contain more extensive and developed lesson plans, which include reading and other activities, as well as ideas for using the story to develop lessons for various different subjects. Each of the four sections contain literature on the heritages of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, European-Americans, Latino-Americans and Native Americans.
DISTRIBUTION OF PEOPLE AND RESOURCES. Linnea Renton. Manchester Development Education Project Ltd., c/o The Manchester Metropolitan University, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2QR, England. 1996. 72 pp. The Southern Perspectives on Development series.
The topics covered in this volume are: levels of consumption, food, health, and population. The introduction indicates the book could be used for lessons on geography or design and technology. As with each book in the series, each section begins with several key ideas, and continues with some background, and four or five classroom activities. At the end of the book is a list of recommended resources, which can be purchased by mail order from the publisher. The materials are designed for Key Stages 3 and 4 (grades 7-12).
EARTHLINKS: CELEBRATING BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY, AN ESL TEACHER RESOURCE MANUAL. Association for the Promotion and Advancement of Science Education, 200 - 1111 Homer Street,Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y1, Canada. 1995. ix + 88 pp.
This is a teacher's guide for an intermediate to advanced English as a Second Language unit on the environment, suitable for high school and college levels. Each of the two sections contain two reading and one listening activity, in addition to comprehension, vocabulary-building and follow-up exercises, and grammar points. The set consists of a teacher's resource manual and an audio-cassette.
EMILY'S JOURNEY: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BRITAIN AND BRAZIL. Ben Ballin and Adam Ranson. Hull Development Education Centre c/o David Lister School, Rustenburg Street, Hull HU9 2PR, England. 1993.
This curricula pack contains a teacher's guide, a Peter's Projection map of the world, eight "postcards," and a booklet with excerpts from Emily's "diary." The theme of the pack is the journey down the Amazon River in Brazil made by a young British girl. The teacher's guide outlines a series of 13 activities focusing on environmental issues for study by children in grades 3-6, which contribute to the study of geography, science, math and English.
ENERGY AND DEBT. Greenlight Publications, Ty Bryn, Coomb Gardens, LLangynog, SA33 5AY, Great Britain. 20 pp. Forest Matters: Global Concerns and Environmental Perspectives series. ISBN 0-9512455-4-6.
This is one in a series of six booklets focusing on environmental concerns. The curricula is designed for students in grades 5-10, especially 7-9, and contributes to the study of geography, English and science. Each of the six books contain both teacher's pages and student's pages, and the latter can be photocopied for use in the classroom. Activities are grouped around different topics pertaining to the general theme of energy and debt.
EXPLORING DIVERSITY: LITERATURE THEMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADES 4-8. Jean E. Brown and Elaine C. Stephens. Teacher Ideas Press, A Division of Libraries Unlimited, Inc., P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633. 1996. 209 pp. $23. Cost is $28 outside North America. ISBN 1-56308-322-1.
This book helps teachers of secondary school students incorporate multicultural literature into their curriculum in order to promote diversity. The first two chapters present answers to the questions of why and how to use multicultural literature in the classroom. The next five chapters follow themes and present activities to engage students more completely with this type of literature. Themes that are examined are: racial issues, ethnic and cultural traditions and heritage, and personal identity - a sense of self and one of belonging to a particular place. Two of the five chapters are devoted to the study of the students' relationships with their family and friends. The final chapter contains a list of books that are recommended by the authors of this text.
FEELING GOOD ABOUT FARAWAY FRIENDS: KEY STAGE 1 AND 2. Trish Sandbach and Jo Fensome, Routledge, Lyn Leeds Development Education Centre, 151-153 Cardigan Road, London LS6 1LJ, England. 1995. 52 pp. ISBN 1-871268-75-3.
The pack contains one teacher's guide and a set of 34 photographs, which focus on the daily life of a Maasai family in Kenya. The pack is most suitable for pre- and primary school children. The activities described in the packet recognize the importance of self-esteem and respect for others, and explore similarities and differences first in the classroom and between students. Subsequently the cultural similarities and differences between the students and the Maasai family are considered. The activities are designed mainly for small groups, and take approximately an hour and a quarter each. Background information for the teacher is provided: general information on the pack and Maasai pastoralism, specific information on a topic or activity, and information on the photographs. At the end of the teacher's guide there is a list of resources available for further work on similar topics.
FOREST ENVIRONMENTS. Greenlight Publications, Ty Bryn, Coomb Gardens, LLangynog, SA33 5AY, Great Britain. 36 pp. Forest Matters: Global Concerns and Environmental Perspectives series. ISBN 0-9512455-4-6.
This is the first in a series of six booklets focusing on environmental concerns. The curricula is designed for students in levels 5-10, especially 7-9, and contributes to the study of geography, English and science. Each of the six booklets contain both teacher's pages and students pages and the latter can be photocopied for use in the classroom. Activities are grouped around different topics related to the general theme of forest ecology.
GETTING STARTED ON SOCIAL ANALYSIS IN CANADA. Michael Czerny S.J., Jamie Swift, and Robert G. Clarke. Between the Lines, 720 Bathurst Street, #404, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4, Canada. 1994. 227 pp. ISBN 0-921284-85-3.
This text, appropriate for high school or college contains readings on major sociological issues in Canada, and is divided into sections termed "basic issues,""economic issues" and "social issues." The following subjects are covered: health, housing, the environment, the economic system, unemployment, microtechnology, energy, the media, the elderly, native Canadians, women, and Canada's relation to the rest of the Americas. Each chapter ends with a list of questions and a list of resources.
GREENING THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM: A GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING IN THE LIBERAL ARTS. Jonathan Collett and Stephen Karakashian, ed. Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009. 1996. xi + 328 pp. $22. ISBN 1-559 63-422-7.
As the title and subtitle indicate, this book is intended for college teachers of the liberal arts. The book starts and finishes with chapters titled: "Reinventing Higher Education," and "Reinventing the Classroom: Connected Teaching." The chapters in between are divided by academic subject; anthropology, literature, history, etc., and each contains course plans for lower and upper division classes. A list of resources for each chapter also appears, which may include audio-visual materials and information on organizations, in addition to books and articles.
GUYANA. Marlene Targ Brill. Children's Press, Chicago, IL 1994. 127 pp. Enchantment of the World. ISBN 0-516-02626-7.
This book is part of the extensive "Enchantment of the World" series, which covers general information on countries around the world. The series is written for elementary school students and each volume contains many color photographs and illustrations. The book covers Guyanese history, geography and natural history, politics and government, natural resources, economy, transportation, communication, and the people and their customs. There is a section at the back entitled "Mini-facts at a Glance," which can be used as a quick reference for general questions.
HOMOSEXUALITY AND GAY RIGHTS. Gary E. McCuen. Gary E. McCuen Publications, Inc., 411 Mallalieu Drive, Hudson, WI 54016. 1994. 165 pp. $12.95. Ideas in Conflict series. ISBN 0-86596-094-1.
This text is most suitable for high school or college students, and contains articles and excerpts grouped together according to general themes. The five chapters cover homosexuality and biology, homosexuality and religion, homosexuals and the military, the gay family, and the gay rights movement. Each chapter contains several readings, ending with several questions to stimulate analysis. The chapters end with a "reasoning skill activity." There is a bibliography at the end of the book.
HUNGER: LEARNING FOR ACTION. Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515. 30 pp.
This curriculum provides background information, activities, material for spiritual reflection, suggestions for action, and resources for further study on the issues of hunger and poverty. The curriculum is most appropriate for sharing with high school students or adults.
HUNGER: WHO? WHERE? WHY? WHAT'S TO BE DONE? Liz Makin and Carol Robinson. The Council for Education in World Citizenship, Seymour Mews House, London W1H 9PE, England. 1994. 35 pp. English pounds 2.50. ISBN 1-898234-03-5.
This curriculum addresses the issues of nutrition and the availability of food, and was designed for Key Stage 2, grades 3-6. The book uses "active learning techniques" to contribute to lessons in art, English, geography, math, science, and design and technology. Seventeen activities are included, as well as a list of resources, including free materials available in Great Britain.
KHOTSO! Sioned Harries and Toni Schiavone. Dolen Cymru, 11 Min Menai, Gwynedd, Wales LL57 2LB, Great Britain. 1996.
This multi-media pack was produced by an organization established to support a formal link between Wales and Lesotho. It contains extensive materials, including maps, graphs, photographs, diagrams and an audio-cassette. The pack is best utilized for the study of the geography of the two regions, however it can also be used for lessons in most of the other areas of curriculum. For geography lessons, the pack aims to develop a feeling of place, develop skills for geographical research, and develop "an understanding of the inter-relationship between people and the environment and of the relationship between places and countries." There are several activities listed in the teacher's guide for each of the four different units. The pack is most suitable for elementary school students, specifically Key Stage 2, grades 3-6.
MAKING IT REAL: INTRODUCING A GLOBAL DIMENSION IN THE EARLY YEARS. Denise Yates, et al. Development Education Centre, 998 Brisol Road, Birmingham B29 6LE, England. 1996. 41 pp. Co-published with Community Education Development Centre, Coventry, and Save the Children, London. ISBN 0-048838-44-2.
This book is a useful resource for pre-school teachers interested in bringing a global awareness into their classroom. The introduction suggests the ideas in the book be introduced by a team of teachers, and begins with activities to be done by a group of teachers as preparation for introducing this type of material in the classroom. The second section focuses on the learning environment, and contains suggestions for increasing the teacher's awareness of negative stereotypes of people from developing countries, and how to avoid reinforcing them. There are also suggestions on activities and materials acquisitions. The third section guides a teacher through the steps in planning a theme, such as journeys, weddings, or festivals, and includes some ideas for activities. The last section contains several lists of recommended resources.
MILAGROS: SIMBOLOS DE ESPERANZA (SYMBOLS OF HOPE). CRIZMAC Art and Cultural Education Materials, P.O. Box 65928, Tucson, AZ 85728-5928. 1996. $93.
This completely bilingual (English/Spanish) program features the story of a young Mexican boy and his journey to the shop of a milagro maker, where he learns about the delicate craft of milagro-making. In the next section the history of milagros is presented as well as "the significance that these tiny works of art have held in many cultures across the world and throughout time." The program includes a 30-minute video, a reproducible bilingual student booklet, and a small sampling of milagros. The program is intended for grades 3 through 8.
MULTICULTURAL VOICES: LITERATURE FROM THE UNITED STATES. ScottForesman, 1900 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025. 1995. xi + 484 pp. $15. Points of Departure series. ISBN 0-673-29427-7.
This text contains various forms of literature written by Americans of different ethnicities. Each selection is preceded by a short biography of the author, and is followed by questions and exercises for the readers. At the end of each section there are several project ideas, and suggestions for further reading. The text is most appropriate for the middle grades.
ONE WORLD ONE EARTH: EDUCATING CHILDREN FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Merryl Hammond and Rob Collins. New Society Publishers, P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0 Canada. 1993. xxvi + 131. $14.95/Can. $18. ISBN 0-86571-247-6, ISBN in Canada 1-55092-189-4.
This book was written for teachers, environmental educators, camp counselors and parents working with children aged 3-15. Chapter titles are: "Raising Issues, Raising Consciousness: Learning Activities," "Discussion Starters," "Ice Breaking and Community Building," "Session Plans," and "Getting Organized." The book contains learning activities, ice breakers, lesson plans, songs, simulation games, and resources.
OPERATION WARHAWKS: HOW YOUNG PEOPLE BECOME WARRIORS. Terrence Webster-Doyle. Atrium Society Publications, P.O. Box 816, Middlebury, VT 05753. 1993. 223 pp. $12.95. Education for Peace series. ISBN 0-942941-30-6.
This text is part of the "Education for Peace" series, which has as a goal teaching young people about solving conflict nonviolently. This book is written in particular for those young people, aged 12-15, who may be considering joining the armed forces. The authors want to show them "the truth about violence, rather than glorifying it," as they feel the media does, so that violence may be better understood. The three sections of the book try to answer questions regarding who creates "warriors," what the effects of being a warrior are, and how a young person can avoid becoming one. Each chapter contains activities and questions intended to stimulate thinking on effects of violence on individuals and in the world.
PLANET AID. Greenlight Publications, Ty Bryn, Coomb Gardens, LLangynog, SA33 5AY, Great Britain. 12 pp. Forest Matters: Global Concerns and Environmental Perspectives series. ISBN 0-9512455-4-6.
This is one in a series of six booklets focusing on environmental concerns. The curricula is designed for students in grades 5-10, especially 7-9, and contributes to the study of geography, English and science. Each of the six booklets contain both teacher's pages and student's pages, and the latter can be photocopied for use in the classroom.
POPULATION AND HUMAN SURVIVAL. Gary E. McCuen. Gary E. McCuen Publications, Inc., 411 Mallalieu Drive, Hudson, WI 54016. 1993. 158 pp. $12.95. Ideas in Conflict series. ISBN 0-86596-089-5.
This book contains articles and excerpts on the general topic of population. The readings are grouped according to general theme, and are followed by several questions, facilitating analysis. Each group of readings ends with a short "Reasoning Skill Activity," such as "Examining Counterpoints," "What is Editorial Bias?" or "Recognizing Author's Point of View." At the back of the book a bibliography and resource list may be found. The book is most suitable for high school or college students.
THE PREJUDICE BOOK: ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM. David A. Shiman. Anti-Defamation League, 1994, 2nd ed. 113 pp.
This curriculum helps students aged 9-13 develop cognitive skills and gain understanding, so as to be able "to confront prejudice and discrimination in their daily lives." In addition to the activities for students, there is a questionnaire for teachers, designed to help them reflect on their classroom practice. As the book is a resource book, it is suggested that teachers will not want to "move routinely" through it, but rather pick and choose activities that are appropriate for their students and their needs. The 36 activities are organized into five categories: "Introduction," "Perception and Feeling: Self and Others," "Generalization and Scope," "Prejudice and Discrimination," and "Action."
PRODUCTION AND ITS EFFECTS. Linnea Renton. Manchester Development Education Project Ltd., c/o Manchester Metropolitan University, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2QR, England. 1996. 72 pp. The Southern Perspectives on Development series. ISBN 1-869818-98-9.
This is the fourth of five books in "The Southern Perspectives on Development" series. The book contains four sections, covering work, the transnational economy, migration and urbanization, and technology and sustainability. At the beginning of each section is a list of the key ideas discussed, some background is given, and then four or five activities for classroom use are listed. Following the four sections is a list of recommended resources, all of which could be obtained by mail order from DEP. The book is designed for Key Stages 3 and 4 (grades 7-12).
RAINFORESTS. Greenlight Publications, Ty Bryn, Coomb Gardens, LLangynog, SA33 5AY, Great Britain. 22 pp. Forest Matters: Global Concerns and Environmental Perspectives series. ISBN 0-9512455-4-6.
This is one in a series of six booklets focusing on environmental concerns. The curricula is designed for students in grades 5-10, especially 7-9, and contributes to the study of the subjects of geography, English and science. In this first booklet, the first section introduces the packet, and outlines attainment targets for the academic subjects covered, and includes several lists of resources. Each of the six booklets contain both teacher's pages and student's pages, and the latter can be photocopied for use in the classroom. Activities are grouped around different topics related to rainforests.
RESOURCE GUIDE TO MATERIALS ON THE ARAB WORLD. Audrey Shabbas. Association of Arab-American University Graduates, 556 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA 02178. 55 pp.
Resource materials are listed alphabetically under these headings: (1) films; (2) videos, filmstrips, slideshows; and (3) teaching materials and classroom resources. Names and addresses of distributors are presented in alphabetical order at the back of the guide, along with indexes to titles and to almost fifty subject categories. The guide is not intended to be comprehensive, editor Shabbas states. Rather it is designed to be "a select and annotated reference to materials [about the Arab world] judged to be the most accurate, useful and productive with which to enhance a classroom curriculum to begin group discussion."
RIGHTS AND CHOICES. Linnea Renton. Manchester Development Education Project Ltd., c/o Manchester Metropolitan University, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2QR, England. 1996. 72 pp. The Southern Perspectives on Development series. ISBN 1-869818-99-7.
This is the fifth of five books in "The Southern Perspectives on Development" series. The topics covered in this volume are: human rights, models of development, questioning aid, and working for change. At the beginning of each section the key ideas to be covered are listed, followed by some background, and four or five classroom activities. Following the four sections is a list of recommended resources, or curricula which can be used in the classroom to expand upon the topics and issues covered in this volume of the series. At the time of writing, all of the materials listed were available by mail order from DEP. The materials are designed for Key Stages 3 and 4 (grades 7-12).
SPEAKING FOR OURSELVES, LISTENING TO OTHERS. Chrys Ritson. Leeds Development Education Centre, 151-153 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LJ, England. 1996. 55 pp. ISBN 1-871268-80-X.
This curriculum packet consists of one teacher's guide, a set of 24 photographs and a map of Nairobi. Designed for 9-13 year olds, the packet allows students to explore their ideas about themselves and where they live, and their ideas about "distant places," and compare them with how Kenyan children in Nairobi feel. The five sections divide the learning process into several stages. The first section involves the students in finding out about themselves, their classmates and where they live, and the activities "help pupils to acknowledge the differences within their own class group." The second section has students explore how and what they know about another place. The third has them learn about that place from people who live there. The fourth section has them gather information about that place from other sources, and the last section shows them what they have learned, and lets them communicate their findings.
SPINDLE STORIES: THREE UNITS ON WOMEN'S WORLD HISTORY. (BOOK 3). Lyn Reese. Women in the World Curriculum Resource Project, 1030 Spruce Street, Berkeley, CA 94707. 1993. approx. 80 pp. ISBN 0-9625880-2-4.
This book is a teacher's guide for the study of the perspective of women and their role in history. Each of the three units gives a glimpse of the lives of ordinary women in that place and time, what their political and economic roles were, and how their status and rights might be different from other places and times. The units focus on Classical Athens, Precolumbian Guatemala, and Ottoman Turkey. Each of the three stories is divided into two parts, with questions and several activities following. Background is provided on the general status of women in that place and time. The material is most appropriate for high school students.
SPOTLIGHT ON CONFLICT. Peter White. Save the Children Education Unit, 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD, England. 1995. folder. (This pack is also available in Braille, large print and as an audio cassette.)
This pack is the fifth in a series designed by Save the Children focusing on youth, most appropriately used with young people aged 12-18. The pack contains a poster and a folder, the latter printed with eight activities to stimulate thinking and discussion on the topic of conflict.
STARTING POINTS. Linnea Renton. Manchester Development Education Project Ltd., c/o The Manchester Metropolitan University, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2QR, England. 1996. 72 pp. The Southern Perspectives on Development series. ISBN 1-869818-95-4.
This book is the first of five books in the "Southern Perspectives on Development" series. Being the first, it introduces some of the basic concepts of social and economic development. Each chapter starts by listing the key ideas covered, gives some background, and then presents four or five activities for classroom use. Section headings are: "The Power of Words and Images," "What is Development," "The Creation of Poverty," and "Interdependence." The negative stereotypes of lesser-developed countries are refuted, and the book advocates the idea of international interdependence. The series is designed for the 13-16 age range.
THE STATE OF CANADA'S ENVIRONMENT: TEACHER'S KIT. Environment Canada, 9th Floor, Place Vincent Massey, Ottawa, Ontario K1A0H3, Canada. 1996. approx. 150 pp.
The authors of this teacher's kit suggest that the "State of Canada's Environment" report be used as well, which will provide background information on the current state of Canada's environment. Each chapter of the kit begins with several highlights, and information from the report is used as support material for these highlights, appearing as reproductions of tables, graphs, diagrams, etc. Two appendixes are included at the end of the kit: a complete list of figures, and a subject index. The kit also contains four transparencies. The curricula was designed for high school or college students, and as a pilot project. Suggestions and comments on the kit are welcome, and will influence the production of subsequent kits.
A TEACHER'S WORKBOOK ON TROPICAL RAIN FORESTS. Carl Buoton. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of Chicago, 1994, 2nd ed. 48 pp.
This audio-visual program on tropical rainforests consists of two parts. The first part looks at rainforest geography, biodiversity, and the interaction of different ecological components of the biodiversity. Most of the plants and animals featured in this part are native to Latin America. The second part focuses on the people of the rainforests and is organized around the theme of sustainable use of the forest. The 72 slides of this program were selected from the original version's 140-slide program, the condensation representing an effort to make the program more affordable. The text portion of the program represents the majority of the information included in the long program, and includes a glossary, bibliography and a list of resources.
TEACHING ABOUT GLOBAL ISSUES: POPULATION, HEALTH, HUNGER, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT. Hazel Sara Greenberg, ed. The American Forum for Global Education, 45 John Street, Suite 908, New York, NY 10038. 1993. 99 pp. $25.
This curriculum contains 12 activities for high school students, addressing some of the general issues affecting the world today. Some of the issues covered are: population, hunger, health, environment, water, and energy. Also included are activities designed to introduce the study of global issues, look at how groups share understandings and beliefs, understand life in developing countries, and how people in different places develop a feeling for the Earth.
TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN VIOLENT TIMES: BUILDING A PEACEABLE CLASSROOM, A PRESCHOOL-GRADE 3 VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION GUIDE. Diane Levin. Educators for Social Responsibility. New Society Publishers, 4527 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143. 1994. xxviii + 192. ISBN 0-86571-316-2.
This guide for teachers of children in pre-school through grade 3 includes background material for the teacher, and activities to be used in the classroom. The first part covers "the challenges of teaching young children in violent times," comments on how growing up with violence affects a child's development, and makes suggestions on how to create a classroom setting that supports the peaceful resolution of conflicts, and an understanding and appreciation of diversity. The second part includes "practical ideas for teaching peace" - class charts, games, puppets, curriculum webs and the use of books. The final chapter contains a list of additional readings and resources.
A TWO WAY APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING: ISSUES IN GLOBAL EDUCATION. Rick McDaniel and Jim Petrie, comp. YM-YWCA International Global Education Centre, 189 pp.
This Development Education teacher's resource book contains 57 activities, 10 readings and 15 games, and is designed for students in grades 6-12. The activities and readings are divided into chapters, the themes of which are: preliminary activities, trade, poverty and population, refugees and migrants, aid, food, water, literacy, environment, and women.
USING LITERATURE TO TEACH MIDDLE GRADES ABOUT WAR. Phyllis K. Kennemer. The Oryx Press, 4041 North Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3397. 1993. xxiii + 209 pp. ISBN 0-89774-778-X.
This book contains sections on the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam War and the Gulf War. For each section the book includes a selected chronology, an annotated bibliography for picture books, factual books, biographies and fiction books, a sample lesson plan, suggested questions and activities, and a glossary. As the title indicates, this book is for teachers of the middle grades.
WAR: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? PEACE EDUCATION IN THE CLASSROOM. Terrence Webster-Doyle and Adrian Russ. Atrium Society Publications, P.O. Box 816, Middlebury, VT 05753. 1993. 215 pp.
This school curriculum is based on the Education for Peace Series books, which seek to promote solving conflict in non-violent ways. It contains 20 lessons, each with several different activities, most appropriate for students in grades 3-6. The materials needed for the lessons include the eight Series books, from which the teacher reads one section or story for each lesson. Each lesson contains activities and questions for discussion, encouraging the exploration of opinions and attitudes that affect the potential for conflict, and examining positive, non-violent ways to deal with it.
WHY IS EVERYBODY ALWAYS PICKING ON ME? Terrence Webster-Doyle and Adrian Russ. Atrium Society Publications, P.O. Box 816, Middlebury, VT 05753. 1994. 181 pp.
This curriculum accompanies the text of the same name, and is designed for students ages 8-12. It contains 16 lessons which help students understand aggression and how bullies affect their lives, and what happens when these concepts are extended to the relations between countries. The last few lessons support the students' development as peacemakers and as people with independent, questioning minds.
WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT. Greenlight Publications, Ty Bryn, Coomb Gardens, LLangynog, SA33 5AY, Great Britain. 28 pp. Forest Matters: Global Concerns and Environmental Perspectives series. ISBN 0-9512455-4-6.
This is one of a series of six booklets focusing on environmental concerns. The curricula is designed for students in grades 5-10, especially 7-9, and contributes to the study of the subjects of geography, English and science. Each of the six booklets contain both teacher's pages and student's pages, and the latter can be photocopied for use in the classroom. Activities are grouped around different topics pertaining to women in development.
WORLD HUNGER: AWARENESS, AFFINITY, ACTION. A TWO-WEEK INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 6TH TO 8TH GRADERS. Congressional Hunger Center, 525 A Street, NE, Suite 308, Washington, DC 20002. 1994. 68 pp. Free for K-12 teachers, otherwise $5.
This curriculum guide provides teachers with lesson plans for the study of the issues of world hunger. The lessons focus on hunger at three levels: regional, household and individual. The activities within each lesson contribute to learning in social studies, English, math or science, and nutrition and health may also be included. The lessons, while most effective presented together, can also be presented individually. The appendix contains handouts, resources, references and ideas for projects. As the subtitle indicates, the lessons are most appropriate for sixth to eighth graders.