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Teacher Lesson Plans, Printables & Worksheets by Grade or Subject - Photographer Captures Waves of Trash in Indonesia Waves for days. Trash for eternity. That’s what photographer Zak Noyle discovered on a recent trip to Java, Indonesia. The waves of Java, always known for being pristine and barreling, were now rolling swells of disgusting trash and debris. Noyle was shooting Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya in a remote bay when he and Surinaya discovered the water to be covered in garbage, according to GrindTV. “It was crazy. In addition to the sea of plastic, large objects like tree trunks were being tossed around in the waves. Indonesia, a country comprised of more than 17,000 islands, suffers from a terrible trash problem that is polluting its waters. Often, the only other disposal option Indonesians have is burning their trash. Residents of large population centers are often the ones improperly disposing of their trash, which storms and currents carry to beaches and islands most locals have never even seen. No matter who is to blame, the effects are felt by those who live in or visit Indonesia.

Free Trade and Globalization Author and Page information by Anup ShahThis Page Last Updated Sunday, March 24, 2013 It is yet another Civilized Power, with its banner of the Prince of Peace in one hand and its loot-basket and its butcher-knife in the other. — Mark Twain, To the Person Sitting in Darkness, 1901, describing the United States playing the European-style imperialist game in the Philippines. For globalism to work, America can’t be afraid to act like the almighty superpower that it is. — Thomas Friedman, What the World Needs Now, New York Times, March 28, 1999. The world is becoming more globalized, there is no doubt about that. The western mainstream media, hardly provides much debate, gladly allowing this economic liberalism (a largely, but not only, politically conservative stance) to be confused with the term political liberalism (to do with progressive and liberal social political issues). 14 articles on “Free Trade and Globalization” and 2 related issues: Global Financial Crisis A Primer on Neoliberalism

Free Maths Worksheets For Year 4 Addition Worksheets Create your own 2 number addition worksheets and download as a pdf. You can specify the range of the numbers you want in the sums, from adding numbers 1-10 to numbers up to 9,999. A great range of worksheets that tests all sorts of addition problems - Number bonds to 10, adding 3, 3 digit numbers. Lots of worksheets and two minute tests to work through. A few column addition worksheets for free, the rest are for members only. This worksheet contains examples of Doubles, Differnce webs and counting backwards. Generate new worksheets time after time. 21 worksheets on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Counting Worksheets 30 worksheets on place value, negative numbers and fractions. Decimals Worksheets A range of extensive worksheets that test decimal understanding. Decimals explained and practice for using them in adding, subtraction etc. A series of worksheets that cover fractions to decimals as well as calculating with decimals Division Worksheets

Humane Edge March 2014 | Institute for Humane Education The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at 5 Sources for Social Justice Songs The recent death of American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger reminds us that music has always played a powerful role in social change. Songs about humane issues offer historical context; literary, ethical and cultural insights; and inspiration for positive action. And music is a potentially powerful tool for the classroom. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, parent or community activist, music can be a powerful ally. 1. “100 Songs of Protest…” offers a list of 100 songs (and accompanying music videos) that explore “a range of musical genres and many liberation movements.” 2. 3. 4. 5. ”Songs for Justice,” by Jam for Justice, offers a list of more than 100 songs, which can be sorted by release date, title, artist or writer. There are many song lists about social change issues online. 1.

Globalization Free Trade Foreign Aid What have been the latest developments in the "globalization" controversy? Globalization concerns have taken a far more positive path since the 1999 Seattle protests. Activists have begun to realize that it is the world governments who are the backbone of international organizations such as the G8, the World Bank, and the IMF and that efforts must be directed toward both the organizations and the member governments in order to achieve policy objectives. In July 2005, on the eve of an important G8 summit in Scotland, a massive music festival was organized to express public support for issues such as debt relief, aid for Africa and cooperation on cutting greenhouse emissions. The recent global economic crisis has prompted unprecedented cooperation between the world's major economies with the goal of standardizing and effectively regulating the global financial markets. The "globalization" of the world economy has moved inexorably forward. How did concerns about "globalization" develop? .

1000s FREE Primary Teaching Resources & Printables - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - SparkleBox Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn’t delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront. At its best, environmental education gets students grappling with big, cross-disciplinary issues like sustainable design and renewable energy. Students think critically about environmental and ecological systems; they diagnose problems, and speculate about (or maybe even create) solutions. 1. This app provides an overview of environmental issues, particularly pollution, for younger students. 2. Enercities is a little more sophisticated than Little Green Island. 3. It’s important to learn not just about sustainability and being environmentally conscious, but also about what’s at stake in these efforts. 4. Related

Saskia Sassen Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University Books Cities in a World Economy Pine Forge Press, 2012, updated 4th ed. (1st ed. 1994) From the publisher: The Fourth Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of a new social formation: global cities, new types of migrations, financial crises, environmental catastrophes, and the multiplication of communication technologies. Publisher Page Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages Princeton University Press, 2008 updated 2nd ed. (1st ed. 2006) From the publisher: Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? Introduction Publisher site A Sociology of Globalization (Contemporary Society Series) W.W. From the publisher: This groundbreaking study focuses on the importance of place, scale, and nation to the study of globalization. Publisher Page

Educational Games and Resources | Fuel the Brain The Omnivore's Dilemma as Inquiry-Based Learning "What should we have for dinner?" is the essential question driving Michael Pollan in his latest book, The Ominvore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. His narrative of how he explores that question is an excellent model of inquiry-based learning -- in adults, in the real world, on a topic that definitely addresses the big 'so what?' criterium. Did you know that food production burns almost 1/5 of the petroleum consumed in the US? Just as much as cars consume... I would love to see such a book re-written for upper primary and middle school students (much like Eric Schlosser took his Fast Food Nation and re-wrote it as Chew on This with Charles Wilson -- not to mention the movie just coming out). Having kids see that adults get excited about big questions and pursue them is so important.

Prospects for the Global Economy - Financial market conditions have improved over the past year Source: World Bank. Notes: e = estimate; f = forecast. EMDE = emerging market and developing economy. Notes: e = estimate; f = forecast. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing To view our printable materials, you must download the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat software. Download now Our lesson plans are written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices and are aligned to state and national standards. Choose from hundreds of topics and strategies. More ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. More Home › Classroom Resources › Printouts Printout Before you begin, be sure to model and discuss each step of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing), preferably using a whole-class story or class newsletter article. When they are ready for the editing stage of the writing process, students should edit their writing and then meet with a partner to engage in peer editing. This tool serves multiple purposes, including: The self-edit step The peer-edit step

Hunger - 10 things you thought you knew April 04, 2014 poverty, birth mortality, children, environment Hunger is one of the biggest issues facing the world community, but there are many misconceptions about the issue and how to tackle it. Below we will expose the realities of 10 prevalent myths about hunger: Myth 1: Too many people go hungry in my own country for me to worry about hunger abroad. Reality: One in seven people in the world are hungry, which means one in seven people can’t create, study, or reach their full potential as human beings. Myth 2: There are more pressing global issues than hunger. Reality: When populations are hungry, economies suffer, people fight, and farmers can’t grow their crops effectively. Myth 3: There isn’t enough food to feed the world. Reality: There is enough food to feed the world but because of bad governance and lack of effective distribution millions go hungry. Myth 4: Resolving hunger means ensuring people have enough to eat. Reality: Nature is only one factor that affects global hunger.