Get Global!

A Practical Guide to Integrating the Global Dimension into the Primary Curriculum

Paperback / softback, 148 pages, 210 mm x 297 mm
1 Sep 2008
Trentham Books Ltd

Price: £16.99

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The global dimension to the curriculum is not only about big concepts and big ideas, it is also about how we connect children to global issues on a more human scale. For good or ill, primary school children are part of a global society - with all its opportunities, challenges and threats. So it is vital that they are equipped with the knowledge, skills and understandings to make them effective global citizens."Get Global!" presents a clear rationale for integrating a global dimension in the primary curriculum and uses subject and thematic contexts as doorways through which children can explore global links. The book is for all primary teachers who wish to move teaching and learning about global issues beyond a simple 'us and them' approach, to one that is genuinely inclusive of diverse cultures and perspectives, through exploring shared values and understandings. The practical activities described are tried and tested. And they are firmly rooted in curriculum contexts and in classrooms from foundation stage to the top of key stage two.

  • Tony Pickford

Ch 1 What is the global dimension? Outline: global citizenship, conflict resolution, diversity, human rights, interdependence, social justice, sustainable development; Ch 2 The global dimension and the core subjects, English, Maths and Science, plus ICT; Ch 3 The global dimension and the humanities = history, geography and RE; Ch 4 Cross-curricular case studies - egs of global/diversity issues; climate change [Year 6]; Gypsy Traveller culture for KS 1; Ch 5 Next steps: planning, assessment, evaluation; Ch 6 Resources: web links; further reading; useful contacts.

"Global education and encouraging our pupils to embrace their international responsibilities is both an interesting and challenging prospect. Get Global provides an accessible baseline for teachers to spark interest in the topic not only for their pupils, but for themselves."

, Escalate, HEA, 2009