Project 3: Global Education - Together We Can Change the World
Humber Elementary School received the GLOBAL SCHOOL designation last year 95 - 96. We decided to expose our students to this Model in an attempt to further enhance our School Improvement initiative, while broadening our students perspective regarding four global components:
We are confident that our endeavours in this area have already given our students more exposure to these issues. We believe this is helping them begin to create an ability to look beyond themselves and local concerns, to include more global perspectives, while understanding the inter-relationship of the two - local & global.
Presently, we are initiating a global club for those students who have a great interest in these issues. Interaction/with other global clubs, province wide and beyond would be most beneficial.
Using resources online we hope to locate schools in our province, our country, or outside Canada, with whom to communicate. Writing objectives, as prescribed at each student's grade level, would be incorporated into such communication.
The (4) specific themes related to Global Education, which are human rights, environmental awareness, international development and conflict resolution are strong components of the Social Studies program at all levels (K - 6).
Issues regarding health care, accessibility, vaccination programs, hygienic living conditions are contained within the (K - 6) Health program.
Issues regarding tolerance, conflict resolution, concern for the human condition as well as the condition of the planet, helping those with great need are contained within the (K - 6) R.E. program.
At the present time, there is access to a single STEM-NOT computer at our school. Internet access throughout the school would greatly facilitate this project.
We believe in the Global School initiative which promotes/develops outward thinking people. The project can provide support to our students as we attempt to get our Global Club up and running by providing them with the opportunity to learn from others as well as to contribute their own thoughts to the responding schools.