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Social Justice

"Aids in the incorporation of global citizenship issues into the curriculum and classroom. The resources within Development in a Box grades 1-6 include lesson plans, hands-on activities, as well as connections to local organizations (from the ACGC membership) who are working both locally and globally to address social justice issues."

First Nations

Activities for all age groups about the five major groups of Canadian First Nations.

Media Literacy

Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College that develops and provides lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels.

Website for Media Smarts


Website for Taking IT Global

A link to the work of Julie Johnson

Transformative Education for Sustainability


Teaching The Food System


Sustainable School Projects


The resources below are more just videos and websites, not explicitly tied to curricula:

Sustainable Economics

Tim Jackson’s Economic Reality Check **http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_jackson_s_economic_reality_check.html**

Helena Norberg-Hodge on the Economics of Happiness **http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/helena-on-tedx**

Gift Economies by Charles Eisenstein **http://sacred-economics.com/**

Transition to a World without Oil by Rob Hopkins **http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8meWY0W40OA**

The Sharing Economy


The Pulse of the Sharing Economy


Systems Thinking









Exercises for Fostering Ecoliteracy

Resources for Rethinking http://r4r.ca/

Centre for Ecoliteracy http://www.ecoliteracy.org/resources/books-and-journals

Multicultural, and Sustainability Education, and Differentiated Instruction

The three activities that I used to evaluate all came from the resource entitled, The Rooftop Garden Project. This resource uses practical, critical and creative educational activities, and allows students in primary school to discover and reflect upon urban agriculture.
Activity 1: History of Maria discusses the variety of vegetables it takes to make salsa. The class reads a story about a child in Mexico and her family’s food traditions. The students share one of their favorite meals with the rest of the class and begin creating the class recipe book. I think it is essential for students to feel that they belong in a classroom to ensure that they feel comfortable, and there is no better way than through food. Food is a unifying topic because all kids have favourite types of food, and so much of one’s culture and history is wrapped around the topic of food.
Activity 3: Around the World in a Fruit Salad. The class makes and eats a fruit salad using fruit from around the world. Students learn that the foods we eat connect us to the world. The class can discuss their personal connection to fruits and vegetables through their cultural lineage and share storytelling in a community circle.
The next chapter is entitled, The Community Feast. In Activity 1: The class takes a walking tour of the school neighborhood. They visit different places where fruits and vegetables are grown (gardens, backyards), purchased (large supermarkets, corner stores, fruit stores, markets, local farms), consumed, (restaurants, fast-food places, cafés, homes), and distributed (food banks, soup kitchens, community kitchens). The place based and hands on learning that happens in this activity is a great way for students to experience different styles of learning. Students can afterwards reflect on their learning experience.

Case Study: Sustainability Education in Australia

Australian government document about integrating sustainability across the curriculum.