Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Print Resources
For Students

Bronson, Marsha, and Joseph G. Oberle. Amnesty International. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Silver Burdett Press, 1994.

Donald, Rhonda Lucas. The Ozone Layer. True Books: Environment. Chicago, Ill.: Children's Press, 2002.

Milord, Susan. Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways To Build Cultural Awareness and Global Respect. Kids Can. Milwaukee, Wis.: Gareth Stevens, 1999.

For Teachers

Amnesty International. Our World, Our Rights: Teaching About Rights and Responsibilities in the Elementary School. New York: Amnesty International, 2001.

Beal, Candy, and Peter H. Martorella. Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms: Preparing Children To Be Global Citizens. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2001.

Evans, Ronald W., and David Warren Saxe, eds. Handbook on Teaching Social Issues. National Council for the Social Studies Bulletin 93. Washington, D.C., 1996.

McBee, Robin Haskell. "Can Controversial Topics Be Taught in the Early Grades? The Answer Is Yes!" Social Education 60, no.1 (1995).

Related Web Sites
For Students

Through this site students can explore the meaning of global citizenship through games, articles, and lesson plans.

Scholastic Online
This extension of the Scholastic children's book publishing company offers activities, news, and kid-friendly articles about current issues around the world.

TIME for Kids
TIME for Kids is an interactive site dedicated to making current events fun and accessible to kids.

Weekly Reader Galaxy
Written for kids K-12, this companion Web site to the popular elementary school magazine Weekly Reader features news, books, and games.

For Teachers

Cool Planet for Teachers
Oxfam's Cool Planet site offers curriculum guides, articles, and teaching resources on global citizenship and education.

The Ozone Hole Tour
The University of Cambridge presents an extensive look into the history of the ozone, in the form of a step-by-step "tour" that teachers can take with their students.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Ozone Depletion section at the EPA Web site includes articles, glossaries, and a resource center devoted to the subject of the ozone layer.


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