Teaching Activity. By Moé Yonamine. From Rethinking Schools. 11 pages.
Film review of ANPO: Art X War, a documentary about visual resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan by Japan’s foremost contemporary artists, and several accompanying teaching activities.
Teaching Activity. By Abby Mac Phail. 17 pages.
Role play on the Keystone XL Pipeline battle.
Teaching Activity. By Julie Treick O’Neill and Tim Swinehart. 16 pages.
A role play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change asks students to develop a list of demands to present to the rest of the world at a climate change meeting.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 14 pages.
A role play investigating the economic consequences of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
Teaching Activity. By Naomi Shihab Nye and Linda Christensen. 4 pages.
An essay, poem, and teaching idea utilizing famous Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s work to help students “name the invisible forces that imprison them.”
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 6 pages.
Lessons to accompany the 1985 video “Sun City” that promoted the cultural boycott of South Africa initiated by Little Steven van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E St. Band.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 12 pages.
A trial role play asks students to question the role played by the U.S. government and other international actors in the 2010 earthquake.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 1987. 24 pages.
Lessons and activities that accompany the 1986 film Witness to Apartheid.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Cliff Mayotte. 2013 (2nd edition). 145 pages.
A guide to explore contemporary issues through oral history, and to develop the communication skills necessary for creating oral history projects in communities.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson. 2002. 402 pages.
An extensive collection of readings and source material on critical global issues, plus teaching ideas, lesson plans, and rich collections of resources for classroom teachers. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 1985. 116 pages.
Lessons on apartheid in South Africa and the global anti-apartheid movement.
Teaching Guide. Published by Rethinking Schools. Summer 2009.
A collection of articles that explore the connection between schools and the environmental crisis.
Article in PDF. By Jean-Bertrand Aristide. 5 pages.
An essay on the impact of globalization, with the story of Haiti as an example.
Book – Non-fiction. By Anne Sibley O’Brien and Perry Edmund O’Brien. 2009. 192 pages.
Stories about 15 activists who continue in the tradition of Gandhi, written and illustrated for upper elementary and middle school.
Book – Non-fiction. By Dave Zirin. 2016. 276 pages.
Examines the cultural, economic, and political context and impact of the World Cup and the Olympics on Brazil.
Book – Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages.
Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.
Book – Non-fiction. By Kirkpatrick Sale. 2006. 453 pages.
An account of Christopher Columbus’s life, separating the man from the legend.