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Inequality – teaching resource link

How do you solve a problem like inequality? Economic policymakers have been grappling with this for a long time, with varying degrees of urgency. The…

via Throughout history, the best ways to reduce inequality have been disease and destruction — Quartz

Dystopia with an environmental focus: World Shaker and The Lorax study (Part 1)

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Art activities: word wall. Handprints : the Earth is in your hands

I made blackboards to hang at the back of the classroom for illustrated quotes and word walls. I bought exercise books for students to use as journals that were kept in the classroom.

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Encourage students to scribble down their ideas, do independent research and think deeply to form their own opinions – then, develop persuasive techniques.

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Consumption was the subject of one lesson and developed arguments for and against technology using a thumbs up/thumbs down template.

“Show me you and the universe” is an activity from a book about teaching gifted children but it proves entertaining and insightful with students generally in English or Humanities.

Students work in small groups or pairs to devise a representation of themselves and the universe. They may choose to express their idea in any form: drama, text, drawing, spoken word … it is a lovely way to connect the personal to the big picture. Explore the connections between part and the whole, microcosms and macrocosms. Often their presentations are delightful and insightful.

Resource: “World Shaker” spelling list.

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PBS video resource: developing empathy

#identity #family #home #friends #Syria #empathy

Activity: Watch the video. Answer the questions. Write a reflective short response.

Everyone constructs their identity through their feelings about where they belong and what they are connected to. How many connections to Ossama’s identity are represented in the video?

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