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Teacher Knowledge
ELEMENT Nascent Beginning Progressing Proficient Advanced
4. Understanding of the ways that the world is interconnected I have not yet considered the ways the world is interconnected. I recognize that our world is interconnected and interdependent (e.g., economically, socially, culturally, and environmentally). I recognize that the ways in which the world is interconnected are constantly changing.

I understand ways that a global issue impacts my local context (including myself, my students, and my local community). I understand ways that a global issue impacts cultures or nations aside from my own. I can explain ways that global issues impact my local context and individuals in other nations. I can explain global influences on local issues and local influences on global issues.

I can critically analyze ways that global interconnectedness contributes to inequities within and between nations. I can explain how actions I take at the local, national, or international level address inequities related to our interconnected world.

Source: The Globally Competent Teaching Continuum was originally developed in 2014 by J. M. Cain, J. Glazier, H. Parkhouse, and A. Tichnor-Wagner at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ASCD Resources

Books and Book Chapters

World-Class Education, Chapter 1. Globalization and Education

Catching Up or Leading the Way

Articles

Needed: Global Villagers, Educational Leadership
Becoming Citizens of the World, Educational Leadership
Wanted: Global Citizens, Educational Leadership


Beginning

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icon Hypothetical Global Conflicts (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 6 - 12
Subject: Social Studies
Description: Students explore how conflict can lead to peace and the ways that the world is interconnected.

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Progressing

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icon Current Events and Argumentative Writing (Word Document)
Suggested grade level: 6 - 12
Subject: English Language Arts
Description: Students explore how current events awareness improves their argumentative writing.

Classroom resources

icon National Geographic Global Closet
Suggested grade level: 6 - 12
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: This website has information and lessons related to different areas affected by globalization (e.g., trade, development, women’s rights, education, human rights). Specifically, the Issues in Depth section helps explain the fundamental issues and current controversies related to globalization and allows users to form their own opinion.

Professional development

icon UNESCO: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future (PDF)
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: This multimedia online teacher education module provides an introduction and 6 online activities for teachers to learn about and reflect on globalization.

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Proficient

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icon Energy (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 8
Subject: Science
Description: Students consider the factors that drive countries to use certain energy sources.

Classroom resources

icon National Geographic Debate Over Globalization Lesson Plan
Suggested grade level: 6 - 12
Subject: Social Studies
Cost: Free
Description: This one hour lesson plan provides a template and online resources for students to conduct research on globalization and debate its pros and cons.
icon 100 People: A Global Education Toolbox
Suggested grade level: 6 - 12
Subject: Social Studies, Science
Cost: Free
Description: A website that breaks down the worlds population to show what it would be like if the world was only 100 people. It also has a lot of short videos that deal with global issues and has some lesson plans.

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Advanced

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icon Rain forests (PDF)
Suggested grade level: 1
Subject: English as a Second Language, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Description: Students explore the impact of their actions on the rain forest.

Classroom resources

icon Mapping the Nation
Suggested grade level: All
Subject: Social Studies
Cost: Free
Description: This interactive website with maps and infographics shows how the local connects through the global by county or state. Offers reflection questions to challenge users to consider the impact.
icon Globalization 101
Suggested grade level: 6 - 12
Subject: All
Cost: Free
Description: This website with informational pages and lesson plans on various aspects of globalization has information and lessons related to different areas affected by globalization (e.g., trade, development, women’s rights, education, human rights). Specifically, the Issues in Depth section helps explain the fundamental issues and current controversies related to globalization and allows users to form their own opinion.

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