Interesting, a biology lesson using a style from “the Apprentice” to provide peer feedback in the area of forensic entomology. Themed lessons like this add interest, especially if it is a program that kids watch.
Link to a prezi about how a teacher and students use Twitter for learning (see the direct prezi link.) This also links to the blog and has information on it and is the original source where I found the file over at TES.
The idea of a “thinking walk” is a neat one. In this one, students walk and reflectoin how we used plants. They record their thinking walk through photographs or recording audio. Thinking walks would be fascinating things to do at the end of the school year.
I think that the fair trade article on Wikipedia shares some very good information and websites as you talk about this. What most students in North America will understand is fair trade coffee.
Here is information from the English speaking website of the WFTO. Dig deeper, however, to understand what fair trademeans.
“WFTO’s mission is to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade. WFTO will be the global network and advocate for Fair Trade, ensuring producer voices are heard. The interests of producers, especially small farmers and artisans, should be the main focus in all the policies, governance, structures and decision making within the WFTO.
World Fair Trade Day website with links to different sites in several languages to talk about fair trade. This would be important for an economics class or for those talking about global issues. Students need to know what it is whether you or your country endorse it or not.
World Fair Trade Day is May 12. Here are some lessons to use to talk about it.
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