Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Canada’s roles and responsibilities in
global citizenship in relation to communities in India, Tunisia, Ukraine and Peru. (from Alberta Education)
Motivating text and real-world examples introduce readers to the concept of community service. Readers will discover ways that people in communities can work together to solve problems and create positive change. Inspiring stories that show children participating in civic action will empower and encourage young readers to believe in their own abilities to make a difference.
Environmental Book Club Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet by Harriet Rohmer with illustrations by Julie McLaughlin is a terrific collection of minibios.
Mortenson stumbled, lost and delirious, into a remote Himalayan village after a failed climb up The villagers saved his life, and he vowed to return and build them a school. The remarkable story of his promise kept is now perfect for reading aloud.
As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do somethingÂ—a