This section of the TIGed site is dedicated to providing a wide range of resources that support integrating technology and global perspectives within the classroom. If you are new to the TIGed community, check out our Best Practices Guide for in-depth case studies of educators utilizing technology to facilitate innovative global educational projects. Utilize the Activities Database to find lesson plans, activities, and games contributed by TIGed members and partners, and contribute your own! And, be sure to explore the collection of thematic classrooms - online spaces pre-populated with lesson plans and resources designed to support learning about specific topics and issues. Thematic classrooms are free to use, and feature a range of collaborative learning tools, including blogs, games, discussion boards, online image galleries, text and video chat. Create yours today!
Exploring climate change through the lens of carbon footprints, this thematic classroom helps secondary school students to understand basic climate change science, develop a sense of personal and collective responsibility for the earth, and adopt more environmentally friendly habits and behaviours. Download the teacher's guide and create your own thematic classroom today!
Smokers almost exclusively take up the habit during their youth. Designed to help reduce the incidence of tobacco use among secondary school students, this thematic classroom supports learning about the health impacts of first- and second-hand smoke, the exploitative nature of the global tobacco industry, and how to effectively encourage peers to lead smoke-free lives. Download the teacher's guide and create your own thematic classroom today!
Young people are amongst those most affected by HIV/AIDS. Drawing on photography and digital media, this thematic classroom provides secondary school students with a participatory educational resource based on social justice, transnational communication, and global solidarity. It focuses on five main areas of HIV vulnerability: gender, migration, stigma, poverty, and access to treatment. Download the teacher's guide and create your own thematic classroom today!
This thematic classroom helps secondary school students explore issues related to human rights, good governance and political stability by examining the Ukrainian Orange Revolution in 2004 and 2005. Particular focus is placed on the role of Canadians and Canadian organizations during this period.
Utilizing the Photovoice technique, this thematic classroom encourages intermediate and secondary school students to ask important questions about the food we eat, where it comes from, how we make food-related decisions, and the local and global impacts of these choices on human and community health. Download the teacher's guide and create your own thematic classroom today!
These primary and secondary level thematic classrooms were designed to raise awareness about deforestation, with a focus on the destruction of native forests for the commercial production of palm oil, and illustrate what youth can do to reclaim at-risk forests and preserve them for future generations. Download a teacher's guide and create your own thematic classroom today!
Offered by TakingITGlobal and the Centre for Global Education, the Global Encounters program brings together students from across the world through live video conferences that explore global issues and the potential youth have to shape a better common future.
Check out TIGed's new thematic classroom on mental health! This virtual classroom space is pre-loaded with free lesson plans, activities and resources for you to customize for your classroom. Aimed towards secondary students, the mental health thematic classroom deals with issues like stigma, mental health and the media, and helps students learn about the brain and particular mental illnesses. Download the teacher's guide and create your own thematic classroom today!
Want to give students a voice? A voice that needs to be heard? A voice of leadership? Help them Shout! Offered in partnership with Microsoft Partners in Learning and the Smithsonian Institution, Shout connects educators with rich content, tools, collaboration opportunities, and expertise that get students to take action on global issues. Download a Shout Teacher's Guide today!
Designed to support teachers in enhancing their understanding of and competencies in global education, our accredited e-courses explore global education concepts and illustrate how e-technologies can bring the world into the classroom. Learn to take your classroom global with TIGed PD!
As media becomes more digital, everyone needs to learn how to get the most out of what they read, watch and listen to. TIGed's new Digital Media Literacy Primer is a great way for teachers to bring important information into their classrooms.
This guide aims to orient teachers to the issues, resources, and possibilities for youth action around the Millennium Development Goals. It is a companion to both the Millennium Development Goals Youth Action Guide (published by TakingITGlobal, the Global Youth Action Network, and the United Nations Millennium Campaign) and the curriculum and resources produced by One World Youth Project.