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  • Introducing Culture | Building Bridges - Unit I
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    Students will begin to analyze what it is that constitutes culture.

  • Investigating Disease Prevention
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest: Global Issues: Preventing Disease.

  • Investigating Education
    Subjects
    Environment, Health, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Afghanistan

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest: Ensuring Access to Quality Education.

  • Investigating Food Security
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security.

  • Investigating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
    Subjects
    Environment, Foreign Language, Health, Language Arts & Literature, Science, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Afghanistan

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of domestic and global gender equality. They may be used on their own or to extend students’ learning from the WebQuest Reducing the Global Gender Gap.

  • Investigating HIV/AIDS | Teaching Suggestions
    Subjects
    Arts & Music, Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of HIV/AIDS. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest Reversing the Spread of HIV/AIDS.

  • Investigating Nutrition
    Subjects
    Environment, Foreign Language, Health, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades K-2
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest Improving Nutrition for All.

  • Investigating Poverty | Teaching Suggestions
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Lesotho, Paraguay, Solomon Islands

    These teaching suggestions are a component of Coverdell World Wise Schools’ Global Issues module and designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of poverty.

  • Investigating Water and Sanitation
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Afghanistan

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of global water and sanitation issues. They may be used on their own or to extend students’ learning from the WebQuest Improving Access to Water and Sanitation.

  • Is That a Fact?
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding
    Grade
    Grades 6-8
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Botswana

    Students will practice distinguishing between facts and opinions, in order to better understand their own observations.

  • Ivan the Fool Lesson 1
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russia

    Students will read a classic folk tale for comprehension and enjoyment.

  • Ivan the Fool Lesson 2 | 'Magic' Numbers in Folklore
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature, TESOL
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russia

    Students will learn that different cultures respect or fear certain numbers, numbers that can appear in folklore in several ways.

  • Ivan the Fool Lesson 3
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature, TESOL
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russia

    Students will learn that a quest is central to many folk stories, and they will write their own, incorporating a quest.

  • Just Like the Old Days
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
    Region
    Asia, Mongolia

    Students will examine and experience roles and customs of rural Mongolians through role-playing, and they will compare unfamiliar roles from Mongolia with everyday roles in the United States.

  • Just an Ordinary Day
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Romania

    Students will weigh the old with the modern in contemporary Romania and examine how culture changes with the introduction of new elements.

  • Life in a Hurricane Zone
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature, Science, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, South America, The Caribbean, Dominican Republic

    Students will learn about the nature of hurricanes and examine in detail the effect of Hurricane Georges upon the Dominican Republic.

  • Life in a Hurricane Zone
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    The Caribbean, Dominican Republic

    Students will learn about the nature of hurricanes and examine in detail the effect of Hurricane Georges upon the Dominican Republic.

  • Linking Geography and Food
    Subjects
    Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Asia, China

    Students will explore the ways that physical and human geography can contribute to the food culture of another world region.

  • Living by the Book
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 9-12
    Region
    Asia, Pacific Islands, Fiji

    Reading for pleasure or cultural sensitivity? Guide your students through the cultural complexities of life on a Fijian island.

  • Looking Back
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Macedonia

    Students will weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a state-controlled social system and look into the strains that occur in the transition of a state-controlled system to a democracy, such as that occurring in Macedonia.

  • Madagascar Adventure
    Subjects
    Mathematics, Science, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8
    Region
    Africa, Madagascar

    How do people affect and change the environment? How can we balance our need to use natural resources with preserving these resources? Why is it important to know how we impact our resources?

  • Making Service Count | Responding to Community Needs
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
    Region
    Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, The Caribbean, Bulgaria, China, Eastern Caribbean

    Students reflect on the importance of community service by reading stories about Peace Corps Volunteer experiences. Students then articulate needs within their own communities and participate in a gallery walk to generate ideas about how to address those needs through service.

  • Mandarin in China | Language Lessons
    Subjects
    Foreign Language
    Region
    Asia, China

    This lesson is a brief presentation of the spoken Mandarin language and some cultural behaviors in China.

  • Modeling Our Writing After Another Author's Style | Lesson 2 for "The Senegalese Miracle"
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Senegal

    Students will emulate the author's descriptive phrases in their own writing.

  • Narrative Cartoons | Water in Africa
    Subjects
    Arts & Music, Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
    Region
    Africa, Ghana

    Young people are drawn to reading and drawing comic strips, but many young people define and restrict comic strips to pictorial images of super heroes. This lesson is designed to draw upon the interest that young people have in cartoons, and at the same time introduce students to techniques of ...