Teacher Resources

TEACH Newsletter

This bulletin is geared towards Alberta teachers, as well as anyone working with school-aged youth in the province.  Released 5 times a year, with occasional special updates, it includes events, opportunities, classroom resources, and professional development opportunities from ACGC, ACGC Members, and other stakeholders. 

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Professional Development: Global Citizenship Education: 

ACGC frequently offers professional development opportunities in global citizenship education. Sign up for ACGC Teach and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive updates.

Classroom Workshops

Our team at ACGC has developed several youth workshops and made them free for you to download and use! You can browse the workshop materials through the button below. Contact projects@acgc.ca if you are interested in having ACGC conduct a workshop in your classroom, conference or club meeting.

A Better World is InSight

The InSight Project is a 360° video cylinder installation touring schools and libraries across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Through 360° video and interactive workshops, InSight brings stories of global development to life for over 50,000 youth and members of the public. Three unique workshops provide InSight audiences the opportunity to learn about the unique challenges women and girls face across the globe through developing empathy and understanding in becoming global citizens.

Classroom Resources

Global and Cultural Citizenship Across the Curriculum

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 explore how dialogue can be used to tell a story, and apply the technique when writing their own original text. 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 based on the story, ‘Restoring Sight, Transforming Lives’, by Operation Eyesight, 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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Teaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Check our our Sustainable Development Goals page for links to classroom resources and information! Download our SDG workshop “Where will be be in 2030?” to use in your class or youth club. You can also check out Teach SDGs, a teacher’s advocacy community with resources and connections.

Additional Resources:

Be sure to also check out TOGETHER: Alberta’s Notebook on the Global Goals, a storytelling initiative highlighting work Albertans are doing to achieve the global goals.

Development in a Box

In keeping with Alberta Education’s focus on Global Citizenship, ACGC is pleased to share 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.

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Other Resource Lists

Member Resources:  Students at the University of Alberta, through the Community Service Learning program, completed a list of educator resources available from ACGC member organizations in January 2017!  Download the current copy of the list of ACGC member resources!

Book List:  Download this list of picture books to help educate for Global Citizenship!