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Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons

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Globalization, requires a new emphasis on global citizenship education. This means helping students understand and appreciate human rights and shared global challenges so they can become engaged citizens. To do this well, purposeful and high quality global citizenship curriculum is essential.

empowering students to improve the world in sixty lessons

“Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons” (pdf, 1.8 MB) provides educators and school districts with a guide to cultivating young global citizens. Written by Fernando M. Reimers and a team of graduate students from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the book provides a guide for educators to prepare students to interact in a world that is steadily becoming more and more interconnected.

Through 60 K-12 lessons, Reimers aims to encourage young minds to be aware of the world around them and how certain institutions and social structures affect individuals across the globe. The lesson plans can be easily incorporated into any educator's or school district's curriculum interested in preparing students for global citizenship. The lessons provide multiple, diverse perspectives by drawing on Reimers' expertise and that of his graduate students, who come from a mix of interdisciplinary backgrounds and represent a diversity of cultures and ethnicities.

Download the book for free under the Creative Commons license.

To learn more about "Empowering Students to Improves the World in Sixty Lessons," watch the book launch video below.

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