From ending poverty and hunger, to promoting worldwide environmental sustainability, to ensuring universal education, investigating global issues can inspire today's students to start changing their world for the better, right now.
Global issues are a recurrent theme for those tasked with helping students grow into “globally ready” citizens. They transcend content areas and grade levels, they are inherently complex, and their inclusion in the taught curriculum is typically not easy in an era when national content standards guide what gets taught and tested.
In response to these realities, Coverdell World Wise Schools is excited to announce its newest online feature: Global Issues in Focus .
This rich resource offers teachers a convenient starting place to help students engage in inquiry about global issues while building interdisciplinary research, analysis, and problem solving skills. Global Issues in Focus provides an introduction to nine critical global issues and their domestic and global significance. For each issue, we offer a problem-based WebQuest to guide student investigation and an array of cross-disciplinary teaching suggestions to promote further inquiry.
For over twenty years, Coverdell World Wise Schools has been utilizing the experiences of Peace Corps Volunteers to create programs and resources that help teachers introduce global issues to their students. By incorporating authentic stories about the ways Peace Corps Volunteers are working with communities to address critical concerns, Global Issues in Focus continues World Wise Schools' tradition of inspiring students and empowering them as change agents in their communities and their world.
Challenges that face the human race provide us with opportunities to work together to achieve innovative, bold, and lasting solutions. We hope you and your students will enjoy exploring our newest resource and investigating solutions to key issues affecting our global community. Please share your thoughts by writing us at email@example.com .
500 new Peace Corps Volunteers are waiting to be matched with a classroom educator! Engage in a vibrant two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures, and artifacts that helps U.S. students learn about the people, geography, and cultures of the world from the direct experience of Volunteers living in other countries.
Enroll in the Correspondence Match program today!