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Education « I AM A GIRL

Education « I AM A GIRL | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it

I Am a Girl is relevant to the curriculum areas of Society and Culture, Family and Community, Sociology Studies, and further subjects including Health and Physical Education, Values Education, Civics and Citizenship, Cross-cultural and Gender Studies, English, Personal Development, Psychology and Media Studies.

This film has great potential for the secondary classroom and for teachers in higher education. The issues it raises touch all young people, both boys and girls, and would provide scope for discussion on the role fathers and husbands can play in supporting girls, as well as the more obvious issues of how girls can be resilient and find their own way in challenging circumstances. The film would provide a powerful starting point for teachers wanting to look at social justice, culture and identity, with a view to engaging students in debate about action for change. It challenges stereotypes at the same time as educating and informing. Whilst distressing at times it is ultimately uplifting, with a message of hope

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Play | Inside the Haiti Earthquake | Games for Change

Play | Inside the Haiti Earthquake | Games for Change | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Explore relief work firsthand from multiple perspectives to challenge assumptions about it.

 

Inside the Haiti Earthquake is an online simulation that allows users to experience the aftermath of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake as a survivor, aid worker or journalist. The game is the online companion to the Inside Disaster Haiti documentary.

Inside the Haiti Earthquake is designed to challenge assumptions about relief work in disaster situations. This is not a game. Nobody is keeping score.

 

By playing the role of an aid worker, journalist and survivor, you will be given the opportunity to commit to various strategies, and experience their consequences.

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Reading Australia - a new resource from Copyright Agency in partnership with AATE and PETA.

Reading Australia - a new resource from Copyright Agency in partnership with AATE and PETA. | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it

Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works. 

 

The first 200 titles (PDF, 215KB) were selected by the Australian Society of Authors’ (ASA) Council. The ASA’s Council were asked to select works they thought students and others should encounter, to give a view of Australia’s rich cultural identity: works that would tell Australia’s history and also how we are currently developing as a nation. The ASA Council are adamant that this list should be merely the beginning, and it should be built upon with other works that have already been published, as well as the great new works that continue to be published in Australia.

 

For the launch of Reading Australia, ten titles were selected from the first 200 list for study by Secondary students, and ten for Primary students. The teacher resources for these titles include classroom activities, assessments and links to the new Australian Curriculum. In addition, the Secondary resources include a new introduction to the text from high profile writers.

 

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There a range of primary and secondary text's with a global perspective included in this collection; The Boat, The Arrival, Mirror, The Great Bear. 

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Australian waters polluted by harmful tiny plastics

Australian waters polluted by harmful tiny plastics | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it

Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics, according to our study published today in journal PLOS ONE and data repository Dryad.

 

These small plastic fragments, mostly less than 5mm across, are loaded with pollutants that can negatively affect several marine species, from tiny fish and zooplankton to large turtles andwhales.

Plastic pollution hazards to Australian species and ecological communities are therefore likely broader than those officially recognised.

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This article provides up to date research and mapping of Australia's oceans and assists in understanding the plastic pollution challenge we have. Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi are both Oceanographers from the University of Western Australia.

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This article provides up to date research and mapping of Australia's oceans and assists in understanding the plastic pollution challenge we have. Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi are both Oceanographers from the University of Western Australia.

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This article provides up to date research and mapping of Australia's oceans and assists in understanding the plastic pollution challenge we have. Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi are both Oceanographers from the University of Western Australia.

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Shanghai – a city on the move, Asia Education Foundation

Shanghai – a city on the move, Asia Education Foundation | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it
This module looks at the development of Shanghai as one of China's largest economic hubs. Students will gain insight into the factors that aid and hinder economic development using Shanghai as a context.

Via Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)
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CD - The effects of the production and consumption of goods on places and environments throughout the world and including a country from North-East Asia.

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Research | Think Global

Research | Think Global | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Think Global is an education charity that promotes global learning. We work to ensure that people in the UK learn about global issues and develop an open-minded, global outlook.

 

Think Global collates and commissions research to inform policy and practice related to global learning. This section of their website contains some of these reports and papers.

 

 

 
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World Vision Australia - Papua New Guinea listings

World Vision Australia - Papua New Guinea listings | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it

Papua New Guinea: health and human well-being is an engaging and easy to use resource that supports the Australian curriculum: Geography – especially Global geographies of human well-being.

It includes five video chapters with related texts to facilitate an enquiry approach to development geography. In small groups, students are invited to work for a non-government organisation, conduct research and submit a proposal addressing health issues in Papua New Guinea.

It directly addresses the two cross-curriculum perspectives, Sustainability andAustralia’s engagement with Asia and the general capabilities: ethical behaviour, intercultural understanding, critical and creative thinking.

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Amazing resource for year 10 Geography and VCE Health and Human Development from Worldvision and DFAT - Australian Aid.

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Pakistan rickshaws drive home peace message

Pakistan rickshaws drive home peace message | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it
The ornate messages of peace emblazoned on the 3-wheeled taxis in Karachi are unlike anything seen in the country before.
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Vision of Humanity

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A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
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This short video not only provides a great stimulus for an inquiry and links to some of the action people have decided to take in response.

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May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon | Video on TED.com

In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon.
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This is a unique and inspiring story of how running has brought people together for peace and harmony.

 

"In 2009 we had more assassinations, our government resigned and we had no prime minister but we did have a marathon."

 

In 2012 33,000 from 80 different nationalities came together on a rainy day to run in the Beirut Marathon. "Making peace is not achieved in a sprint but more in a marathon". 

 

Can conflict be resolved and peace sustained through sport?   

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7 Billion

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There will soon be 7 billion people on the planet. Find out why you shouldn’t panic—at least, not yet.
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Get involved - Learn more - CARE Australia

Get involved - Learn more - CARE Australia | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it
CARE is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on empowering women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.
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National Geographic Live! - Too Young to Wed - YouTube

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair and writer Cynthia Gorney investigate the world of prearranged child marriage, where girls as young as five are forced to wed.
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Play | Endgame: Syria | Games for Change

Play | Endgame: Syria | Games for Change | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Can you win the Syrian civil war? Balance the loss of life with achieving your goals, and observe how different strategies achieve different goals.
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Endgame Syria, a newsgame developed in about two weeks, examines the complexities of the Syrian civil war through card-based gameplay. Played from the perspective of the Syrian rebels, each turn is divided into two phases, political and military. The consequences of players’ strategic choices, all of which impact the final outcome, are clearly outlined by the game, showing the options available to the Syrian rebels and the long and difficult road to potential war resolution.

Players must balance the in-game currencies of morale and support against the costs of fighting in the war, and decide when and if the time is right to accept a peace treaty. Events in Endgame: Syria can be replayed to show how different choices and strategies lead to different outcomes and maximize players’ understanding of this complex environment.

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This World Toilet Day sing #ThankYouToilet with WaterAid!

Join Louie the Loo to celebrate the little guy in the corner - your toilet! Did you know he's a life-saver, and where toilets don't exist, thousands die? 

Please share this film for World Toilet Day and the International year of Water and Sanitation.


Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation - that's almost 2,000 children a day. 

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Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine

http://www.ted.com What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed gra...
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Transforming the Bicycle into a Vehicle of Innovation in Tanzania

http://www.YoungWorldInventors.com - Global Cycle Solutions is an MIT team founded and led by Jodie Wu, a 2009 mechanical engineering graduate of MIT. A Chin...
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Seven Billion: Are You Typical? --

National Geographic magazine continues a yearlong series examining the specific challenges and solutions we face as the worldwide population reaches 7 billion people in 2011 with a March story looking at humans' massive impact on the planet.
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Janine di Giovanni at TEDxWomen

Janine di Giovanni at TEDxWomen | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Janine di Giovanni talks about covering wars in Bosnia, Rwanda and Syria and shares first-hand accounts of the human cost of war and destruction. She is an a...
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7 billion Others

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Thousands of video interviews conducted around the world to draw a large portrait of humanity. Films about love, family, dreams, happiness, fear, war...
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Girl Rising - Curriculum Support for Upper Primary

Girl Rising - Curriculum Support for Upper Primary | GEP Global Perspectives in Secondary Education | Scoop.it

Girl Rising provides teachers with a unique opportunity to educate students about the issues surrounding, and the impact of, girls' education in the developing world. To help teachers learn about the movement and the predominant issues, and effectively share the information with their students, the Pearson Foundation has created this standards-aligned curriculum for two chapters in the film: Suma from Nepal, and Senna from Peru. (Suma's story is appropriate for students in grades 5 and 6. Senna's story includes content that is too mature for this age level).

 

Using the curriculum, teachers can engage their students in meaningful, theme-based social studies, political science, math, economics, and language arts lessons by encouraging them to think about important political, cultural, historical, social, and geographic issues tied to educating girls — and about their responsibilities as global citizens, as well as locally.

The curriculum addresses an array of issues ranging from inquiries of global scope such as, “How do economies grow when girls are educated?” to very basic questions like, “How do parents keep their daughters safe and cared for?” Through developing a better understanding of how family dynamics, poverty, political unrest, economic stability, and community expectations intersect to keep girls either in or out of school, students' views of the world will evolve.

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