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  • Solutions

    Ayiti Lesson 1: Play the Game

    Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education,...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Globalization, Social Justice, Solutions
    Subject:Civics, Health, Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    Ayiti: Take Action Haiti

    Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education,...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:Civics, Health, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    Thematic Poetry Videos

    Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Arts
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 6 7 8 9
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  • Taking Action

    Ayiti Lesson 3: Reflections

    Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education,...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:Civics, Health, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Social Justice

    Visualizing inequality, envisioning a future

    This activity uses mapmaking and geography to plot the presence of the MDGs in communities, as well as visually represent development inequalities. The maps made in this lesson may be created using chart paper and markers, or using...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Social Justice
    Subject:Geography
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 6 7 8 9
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  • Taking Action

    Where Are the MDGs?

    By investigating the coverage of the Millennium Development Goals in the media, students learn about both the local and global presence of development issues, as well as gain an introduction to the way the media represents these...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    Graph our Litter

    Students examine their schoolyard for litter and graph its spread. Using TIGed Collaborations, your students can share their results with other students around the world and discuss what the causes might be for any differences.

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Recycling and Waste Management, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:Mathematics, Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 7 8 9
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  • Social Justice

    MDG Bingo!

    This variation on Bingo allows students to apply research skills and build knowledge of the interconnected issues underlying Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Using principles of peer education, students share their research with...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Social Justice
    Subject:Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 6 7 8 9
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  • Sustainable Development

    Ayiti Lesson 2: Class Discussion about the Cost of Life

    Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education,...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Food and Agriculture, Globalization, Sustainable Development
    Subject:Civics, Health, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Social Justice

    Tobacco Control Lesson 1.1: Chart the Effects of Smoking

    Students will estimate the amount of time they have each been exposed to second-hand smoke throughout their lives and chart the results as a class, discussing possible consequences of different levels of exposure. This activity is...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Health, Social Justice
    Subject:Health
    Level:Secondary
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