Resources

Want to find out more about global education and prepare for your classes? Browse through these links to find other sites with useful information and educational resources to help bring the world to your classroom. The views presented in the sites below do not necessarily represent those of CIDA or of the Government of Canada.

Other resources

  • CHF makes it easy for you to teach from a global perspective! It offers free presentations, a variety of lessons geared to students from Grades 1 to 12, videos and student events to help develop active global citizens.
  • Green Teacher is a magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels.
  • In-Terre-Actif's English tools web page offers teachers links to various teaching resources such as student hand-outs and teacher guides on topics such as children's rights, globalization and child labour.
  • The International Bureau of Education is the UNESCO institute specializing in educational contents, methods and structures. Its overall mission is to contribute to the attainment of quality Education for All. Its website offers links to education activities around the world and global statistical databases.
  • The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) is a global network of teachers and youth who use the Internet to collaborate, enhance learning and make a difference in the world. It is made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries.
  • Learning for a Sustainable Future equips teachers with the necessary tools and program to integrate education for sustainable development into the classroom in order to transform students into responsible citizens.
  • With CIDA's support, Right to Play has launched a new Playbook — a curriculum-based resource for Grades 4 to 6 to learn about global development issues in 16 developing countries where Right to Play is active.
  • Owl Magazine is published by Bayard Canada for children ages 9 to 13. With lively photographs, illustrations, and short articles and stories, Owl inspires kids to learn about issues at home and around the world. Owl publishes several stories that help young children understand development issues such as child labour, fair trade chocolate, environmental stewardship, and equal education opportunities for girls.
  • Taking IT Global Ed offers professional development e-courses in global education for teachers, as well as access to online resources and learning activities.
  • UNICEF Canada's Global Classroom program is a partnership with Canadian teachers and their students that seeks to inspire, educate, and promote action on social justice, humanitarian issues, and children's rights. The program provides educators with classroom-ready resources and engagement tools, as well as professional development opportunities through school districts, educational organizations, and university partnerships.
  • The United Nations Cyberschoolbus offers high-quality teaching materials and activities designed for use at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels and for training teachers.
  • We Day is a day-long event in several Canadian cities that ignites a year-long program for change, called Schools in Action. It was created by Free the Children to celebrate the power of young people to create positive change. It is free and open to any school that wants to be a part of the experience.
  • World Vision Canada's World Class is an interactive learning hub for K—8 educators supporting students in becoming responsible global citizens. Free global education resources and engaging Take Action Projects inform and inspire students to create change in their local and global communities. World Vision CONNECT offers free multi-media resources for high school teachers on sustainable development, poverty and global citizenship. Interactive lessons have been developed by teachers and are linked to the curriculum. They help students gain a deeper understanding of global issues.
  • Youthink! is the World Bank's website for teachers and offers links to learning modules on a variety of international development topics. The World Bank also maintains a Development Education Program website with classroom-ready sustainable development materials.

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On World Food Day, October 16, CIDA's partner the World Food Programme (WFP) is asking teachers and students to share Molly's story. Molly is a young Kenyan girl who has benefitted from CIDA-supported WFP school meals. See the video, take the quiz, use the lesson plan (PDF, 595 KB, 3 pages) in your classroom.

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