SCIC is excited to release the first Module in our Global Citizenship Education Modules Series.
The culmination of decades of work supporting Saskatchewan teachers, SCIC’s Global Citizenship Education Modules are a series of new educational resources to support global citizenship education learning outcomes for Saskatchewan middle years and secondary classrooms (grades 6-12).
They are designed to be accessible for all global educators, whether experienced or beginning. Teachers may enter, exit and re-enter at any place within the module, choosing to do one activity, or the entire module. Each lesson is matched with Saskatchewan provincial curriculum learning outcomes for specific grade levels.
Module 1: Transforming Charity into Solidarity and Justice was created to address the gap in quality resources for Saskatchewan teachers which deal with issues of charity, justice, and solidarity. It focuses on increasing knowledge about global issues, building values of empathy and compassion, and equipping students with the skills they need to take action.
Visit the Education Resources section to download Module 1!
Why Global Citizenship Education?
In this globalized world, the challenges that face humanity are increasingly global in scope and therefore require global solutions. This has significant implications for K to 12 teachers, teacher-educators, and curriculum developers, who are responsible for educating the next generation of global citizens to rise to the challenge.
In order to move humanity towards sustainable, peaceful solutions to global challenges, schools need to prepare students to become critically informed, motivated, globally competent citizens with social problem solving skills and a willingness to challenge misinformation and government inaction.
Through Global Citizenship Education (GCE), educators can support the development of 21st century citizens that internalize the values, master the skills, acquire the knowledge, and experience the sense of empowerment needed to tackle these challenges.