Teacher Resources

ACGC provides many resources and opportunities for educators as part of our commitment to global citizenship education in Alberta.  This page includes

  • TEACH Newsletter
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Classroom Workshops
  • A Better World is InSight: 360 Cardboard Glasses
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Other Classroom Resources
Last Update: September 2022

 

TEACH Newsletter

Subscribe to ACGC’s TEACH e-newsletter to receive updates on educator and youth opportunities, resources, and professional development opportunities 5 times a year, 

Professional Development Opportunities

ACGC frequently offers professional development opportunities in global citizenship education. Read about the current opportunities below, and sign up for ACGC Teach so you don’t miss anything!

Classroom Workshops

Our team at ACGC has developed several youth workshops to help youth Learn, Share, and Act to make the world a better place.  Browse the workshop materials through the button below, and contact projects@acgc.ca to have ACGC conduct the workshops in your class!

InSight 360 Project

ACGC is supporting educators to bring stories of global development to life through an immersive 360° learning experience. By providing cardboard glasses to classrooms along with a curated selection of immersive films from the United Nations and International aid community, we are are providing tools to explore issues and challenges faced by communities across the globe.

The packages include 15 cardboard glasses, detailed instructions on how to use them with phones, and curriculum guides for learning about the videos. Learn more about the videos and workshops available at www.insightproject.ca/stories.

ACGC staff will be mailing out these packages beginning in October of this year, while quantities last! 

Express your interest in receiving an InSight 360 package by filling out this form.

 

Sustainable Development Goals

Learn more about the UN SDGs and access classroom resources.  Be sure to also visit our together.acgc.ca to read stories and view our interactive map showcasing how Albertans are taking action on the SDGs!  

OTHER CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Gender Equality Colouring Pages

Download new colouring pages from Global Affairs Canada to help educate students about Canada’s role in addressing gender equality during Covid-19 around the world!

TOGETHER: Alberta for the Global Goals

Develop the competency of Global and Cultural Citizenship in your students across various subject areas. ACGC has developed these lessons to accompany stories found in Together: Alberta’s Notebook for the Global Goals. These lessons are curriculum aligned, and lesson handouts and power point presentations are provided to make it easy to use in your classroom

In this lesson, students will use dialogue to tell a story. Through using a story about healthcare in a fictional Kenyan setting, students will also gain an understanding of life in developing countries, and the work that Alberta organizations do to assist those in need.  The lesson is illustrated by Alex Kwizera.

 

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In this challenge, students will design a product to help a non-profit organization communicate key health messages to children living in a rural, low-income setting in a developing country. Taking inspiration from Dr. Michiko Maruyama, students will explore the occupational clusters of Communications and Human Services while completing this CTF Challenge.

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In this lesson, students will read and analyze the poem “Pointed” by Edmonton-based poet and scientist, Nermeen Youssef. Students will extend their learning through creating their own piece exploring inequities they see or face in health care services locally and globally.

 

 

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In this art encounter, students will explore the impact of art on community well-being. By analysing and comparing Mattias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece, and the Keiskamma Altarpiece, students will gain an understanding of how art can uplift and empower communities in need.

 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Development in a Box

In keeping with Alberta Education’s focus on Global Citizenship, ACGC created Development in a Box. Designed to be an educational kit to be used by educators, Development in a Box aids in the incorporation of global issues into the curriculum and classroom. The digital downloads include lesson plans, hands-on activities and supplies, as well as connections to local organizations who are working internationally. Lessons address many global issues and are linked to curriculum objectives in the Alberta Program of Studies. Originally created in 2010 and sent physically to schools, the kit was re-published in 2011 and is now made available as a digital download.

Explore the resources:

Additional Resources:

  • The World’s Largest Lesson – A series of workshops and resources for exploring the SDGs, in and outside of the classroom. 
  • Teach SDGs A teacher’s advocacy community with resources and connections.
  • Together Alberta – A storytelling initiative highlighting work Albertans are doing to achieve the global goals.