ACGC provides many resources and opportunities for educators as part of our committment to global citizenship education in Alberta. This page includes
- TEACH Newsletter
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Classroom Workshops
- A Better World is InSight: 360 Virtual Reality Installation
- Classroom Resources and Lesson Plans
NEW for International Development Week 2021!
Grade 3: Now for 2030 Time Capsule!
** Still want to participate? No problem! We are still accepting letters until the end of April!
In the months of Feb-April 2021, participating classes across Alberta are invited to write a letter to the Grade 3 class of 2030 in their school, sharing their hopes and aspirations for the future. Once complete, send your letter to ACGC to be stored in our time capsule.
On 25 September 2030, ACGC will open and share the letter, and will send it back to your school for the class of 2030 to read! Download the classroom lesson and instructions!
Gender Equality Colouring Pages
Explore Other Resources and Opportunities from ACGC
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Professional Development Opportunities
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have ACGC conduct the workshops in your class!
InSight 360 Project
The InSight Project is a 360° video cylinder installation touring schools and libraries across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in 2020-2022. Through 360° video and interactive workshops, InSight gives 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.
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.
Explore the resources:
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.
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.
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.
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.
- SDG: Check out our Sustainable Development Goals page for links to classroom resources and information! Download our SDG workshop “Where will we be in 2030?” to use in your class or youth club.
- 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.
- List of ACGC Member Resources – A list of educator resources available from ACGC member organizations in January 2017!
- Global Citizenship Picture Books – A list of picture books with themes related to global citizenship.
Download new colouring sheets from Global Affairs Canada to help educate students about Canada’s role in addressing Covid-19 around the world!