Social studies - Gr. 3.2: Global citizenship

General Outcome: 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)
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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.

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.

This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Gr. 5 and up.

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.

Craig Kielburger was 12 years old when he first learned about child labor and decided to try to help, eventually co-founding Free the Children.

This book was recommended to inspire students to take action. It is the Craig Kielburger story.

A biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who from a young age was determined to make difference in the world and eventually revolutionized global antipoverty efforts by developing the innovative economic concept of micro-lending. Includes an afterword and author's sources.

Illustrated Children's Book on Muhammad Yunus' Life and Work, “Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank” By Paula Yoo Illustrated by Jamel Akib

Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way, until the garbage affected gardens, livestock and the health of the villagers. Isatou decided something had to be done and started reusing the bags for craft projects, that also brought in money.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) by Miranda Paul

After getting lost while trying to climb the mountain K2, Greg Mortenson found himself in a Pakistani village. After being rescued and nursed to health by the villagers, Mortenson wonders what he can do to thank them. Advised by a wise elder to ?listen to the wind,? Mortenson becomes aware of children?s voices, children he has helped teach during his convalescence, and he decides to build them a school.

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.

Maasai tribal members, after hearing the story of the September 11th attacks from a young Massai, who was in New York on that day, decide to present the American people with fourteen sacred cows as a healing gift.

14 Cows for America (Written by Carmen Agra Deedy, Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez, In collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah)

Describes projects for the young activist, such as fighting hunger, ending poverty, and saving the environment. Gr.4-8

Describes projects for the young activist, such as fighting hunger, ending poverty, and saving the environment.

Profiles forty-five children around the world who are taking steps to help the environment through fund-raising, public demonstrations, and creating activist art, and includes suggestions on how readers can get involved. Gr.3-6

The 45 kids mentioned have helped improve the environment and the lives of others.

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

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 something—a

Profiles young people around the world who work to promote peace.

One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists by Janet Wilson - ISBN: 9781551438948 (Orca Book Publishers)

aid out with dynamic illustrations and clear, everyday tips, Living Me to We provides easy steps for anyone who wants to lead a more socially conscious lifestyle or who's had even the slightest urge to start. Here are facts and best practices for how to recycle your cellphone, conserve water and energy, make ethical investments, seek out carbon-friendly vacations, and get involved in the community. Adult level

Living Me to We: The Guide for Socially Conscious Canadians: Marc Kielburger, Craig Kielburger

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