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Global Voices Elementary Educator Resources
Themes and Course Connections
Haiti, development, community, solidarity, sustainability, poverty, culture, naturaldisasters, human needs, current events, rehabilitation, and change.
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Science and Technology, Language, the Arts.
Mural materials: brown craft paper, paint, paintbrushes, markers, glue, scissors, etc.
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Specific Expectations and Learning Goals
Develop and express appropriate responses to issues and problems.
Reassess their responses to issues on the basis of new information.
Demonstrate appropriate research skills by compiling a range of data from a wide varietyof print and electronic resources.
Participate in active group work and class discussions.
Communicate effectively in written and spoken language or other forms of expression.
Demonstrate the ability to think critically.
Develop, express, and defend a position on an issue and explain how to put the ideasinto action.
Knowledge and Understanding
1. Haiti Commons (estimated time: 10 minutes)a. Ask students to sit in a circle.b. Explain that you will say a word and then each person will respond with the firstword or statement that comes to mind.c.
Say the word, “Haiti”. Go around the circle to give everyone a chance to respond.
Note to Educators:
The following activities are designed to stimulate a current events discussion. Generative in nature,these questions can be a launching point for additional assignments or research projects.Teachers are encouraged to adapt these activities to meet the contextual needs of their classroom.In some cases, reading the article with students may be appropriate, coupled with reviewing theinformation sheet to further explore the concepts and contexts being discussed. From here,teachers can select from the questions provided below. Activities are structured to introducestudents to the issues, then allow them to explore and apply their learnings. Extension andconclusion activities are included to challenge students and finally, encourage them to reflect on theissues at hand.Since these activities are designed as discussions rather than formal lessons, assessmentstrategies are not included.