Global Education: Why Learn? (6-8)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

 What basic needs does every school need to address to be a good school?  

 

Photo Credit:  Study of Study by Randen Pederson CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students compare and contrast attributes of school systems across the globe. They work in small groups to identify the successes and possible school improvements in their own school system and in vulnerable schools around the world. Students take action by participating in an activity that raises awareness about schools that do not have sufficient resources.

Service Experience 
Students carry out their plan to hold a Sit for Good event in their school. The event should include opportunities for educating others (students, program staff, teachers, parents) about schooling around the world, and might include a fundraiser for schools in need of resources.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Global Education: Why Learn? (6-8)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students compare and contrast attributes of school systems across the globe. They will work in small groups to identify the successes and possible school improvements in their own school system and in vulnerable schools around the world.