An exploration of the standards of beauty imposed on African-American girls today.
I have a love of traveling, which affords me the opportunity to meet new people and explore other cultures. My goal is to develop more projects that will help my community and give a much needed voice to issues that pertain to people of color. I am currently attending Urban Academy, a NYC public high school, and I live with my mother in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Bullying. No way!
We are working together to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected, valued - and free from bullying, violence, harassment and discrimination.
Contraception Education, a sex and relationships resource website
Relationship education, safe sex, promoting safer sex, preventing unintended pregnancy, preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs and STD’s), preventing HIV and AIDS.
Dealing with Disasters
Dealing with Disasters is a resource for use with 11-14 year olds. Why do disasters happen? Can they be prevented? What can be done to help? Dealing with Disasters makes it easier for teachers to tackle and explore some of these questions in the classroom. It provides case study material, focussing particularly on Bangladesh. In particular, this material supports the teaching of Geography, Citizenship, PSE/PSD, and English.
DECET. Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training
DECET (Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training) brings together a network of European organizations and projects with common goals about valuing diversity in early childhood education and training.
DVD resource to support school values education forums. Australia
The Values for Australian Schooling Kit which will be distributed to all schools will provide print, DVD and poster resources for values education professional learning and for conducting school values education forums.
Earth Day In A Box
This free resource has all the information you need to plan your event, get involved, and help protect the environment. We encourage you to share Earth Day in a Box with others, including our fliers. Good luck and please share your Earth Day photos and videos with us.
Ever wondered how much "nature" your lifestyle requires? You’re about to find out.
Food Force, educative game
World Food Programme United Nations
In the world today hundreds of millions of people suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition. Read Hunger Updates, discover the world’s Hunger Crises, learn about WFP’s programs to fight hunger and link to pages at the WFP website that explain more.
Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity - A Matter of Policy
Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H.
The New England Journal of Medicine
June 15, 2006
Everyone knows that American children are becoming fatter, but not everyone agrees on the cause. Many of today’s children routinely consume more calories than they expend in physical activity, but this imbalance results from many recent changes in home, school, and neighborhood environments. Concerned about the health and economic costs of childhood obesity, in 2004 Congress asked the Centers (...)
Designed by Juan Díaz Soriano
A WebQuest for Primary 2nd Cycle (English)
Freinet and citizenship education
Hugh Starkey. The Open University
This paper concentrates specifically on the way the concept of co-operation has developed, how it is translated into the practical workings of classrooms and how it supports citizenship education.
Get Global!. A guide for teachers to facilitate and assess active global citizenship
A guide for teachers of 11 - 16 year olds on how to facilitate and assess active global citizenship. It provides a structure for students to manage their own learning: from thinking about issues that are important to them, planning and participating in action, to reflecting on their performance.
Global Conflict: Palestine. Middle-East conflict informs game
A game based in the midst of the conflict in the Palestinian territories is set to be the latest release in the trend of politically-conscious gaming.
Bringing the world to the classroom
Global Dimension is a guide to books, videos, posters and websites with a global dimension. From climate change to poverty, water to fair trade, you can find resources for all age groups and subjects. Choose one or more options on the left, and start searching.
I Have Sex. Video
Is your Town Concerned about the Disabled?. Webquest
Are your local authorities concerned with the problem of barriers and the disabled? Do they offer enough information about accessibility in your town? Are the disabled well treated? This is what you are going to find out with this task.
Living Values Education Program
Implemented in 74 countries at over 7,000 sites, educators implementing LVEP report positive changes in teacher-student relationships and in student-student relationships both inside and outside the classroom. Educators note an increase in respect, caring, cooperation, motivation, and the ability to solve peer conflicts on the part of the students. Aggressive behaviors decline as positive social skills and respect increase. LVEP helps educators create safe, caring values-based atmospheres for quality learning.
Master of Arts in Gender and Peacebuilding. Costa Rica
Programme for the academic year 2007-2008
The Master of Arts in Gender and Peacebuilding is composed of ten intertwining courses and a thesis project that offers a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge, incorporating historic and current events from around the world.
Nobel Price Educational Games
You don’t have to be a genius to understand the work of the Nobel Laureates. These games and simulations, based on Nobel Prize-awarded achievements, will teach and inspire you while you’re having FUN! Students, teachers and non-professionals of all ages will enjoy testing and building their knowledge in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace and economics. So, go ahead, Explore and Learn!
One teachers approach to preventing gender bullying in a classroom
By Melissa Bollow Tempel
I have just begun to empathize with the challenges that gender-variant children deal with. For some it may seem inappropriate to address these issues in the classroom. My job is not to answer the questions “Why?” or “How?” Allie is the way she is (although asking those questions and doing some research in order to better understand was definitely part of my process). My job is not to judge, but to teach, and I can’t teach if the students in my class are distracted or uncomfortable. My job is also about preparing students to be a part of our society, ready to work and play with all kinds of people. I found that teaching about gender stereotypes is another social justice issue that needs to be addressed, like racism or immigrant rights, or protecting the environment.
Playing for Change Foundation
A decade ago a small group of documentary filmmakers set out with a dream to create a film rooted in the music of the streets. Not only has that dream been realized, it has blossomed into a global sensation called Playing For Change, a project including musicians of every level of renown, that has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
Seastem, is a system offering learning, information and cooperation services for teachers and students, pertaining to marine environmental education.
Sex Lessons. Video
An extract from the TV documentary Sex Lessons in which teenagers and education professionals examine the merits of teaching about contraception using a board game