Welcome to the Contemporary World resource and activities section on LEARN. Please browse through some of what is available below.
Teaching and Learning Tools (CW)
Evaluation Strategies (LEARN & Partners)
PACC Adult Education Evaluation Support materials Teachers Matthew Taddeo and John Mackett, working alongside Pedagogical Consultant Shiela Sachdeva, have produced a series of sample questions and a complete review test with curated documents. These tools effectively support the intellectual operations for the Adult Contemporary World 1 course (Environment Population, Wealth). Their working Google Doc folder is available now! Go to site
Learning Situations (LEARN & Partners)
Tensions & Conflicts - Rwandan Genocide Learning Intentions document collection A working set of documents and other curated resources in support of program-specific learning intentions (targetted knowledge in the precisions). Also, this collection uses three Model Teaching strategies suggested in the MEES C.W. training sessions in 2018. To access working Google Document: Go to site
Tensions & Conflict: The Rwandan Genocide through graphic novels and interviews An examination of history through media, using interviews and video testimonials of survivors, and through use of the graphic novel Smile Through the Tears.
Wealth: Distribution of Wealth and Emerging Economies (Balancing social justice with economic development) An approach that looks at poverty and economic disparity around the world, examines causes and reflects on our own role as consumers. Students look at products we use in everyday life, media representations of those products, and consider real responses from youth in the emerging economies where those products are produced. Archive of older Google Doc version: Download
Power: The sovereignty of states and economic or political associations The case of Turkey and the European Union LES that examines economic and political associations. Focus on European Union, history and issues in general, then interpretation specifically around the entry application of Turkey to join the EU. Link to archived Google Doc version: Go to site
Tensions and Conflict: Behind and Beyond the Oil Barrel LES on the theme Tension and Conflict, focussing on present-day issues surrounding oil production and related foreign interventions. Student Logbook PDF: Download Teacher's Guide: Download
LEARN Web-based tools
Cartograf Mapping and Drawing Application LEARN-RECITUS open-source, interactive web-based mapping and drawing application. It allows students and teachers to create and share maps, collect and analyze images, and work collaboratively on class projects! Go to page
LESSONS ONLINE RELATED TO C.W.
Making Sense of World Conflicts Teach about war and conflict using this free resource for teachers Oxfam. https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/making-sense-of-world-conflicts
Teaching Divided Histories - International Conflict from Schools Online. five lessons that describe and summarise conflicts that have taken place in Northern Ireland, India, Lebanon, Sierra Leone and South Africa https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/classroom-resources/list/teaching-divided-histories-international-conflict
Section under construction. Send lessons you have found or made for CW to email@example.com
Curated Resources: Key Sites, Maps & Video Collections
GENERAL REFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL SITES
RECITUS Monde contemporain resources Visit the main RECITUS resources section to search for Contemporary World resources in French Go to site
UN Audiovisual Library Main site here for Archives, current and live videos. But check out their search tool! Universal Declaration of Human Rights Multilingual Video Collection Search by "Article number" Go to siteCollection
Environmental Film Profiles (videos) from Environment & Social Portal Video content on multiple facets of the environment-society relationship Go to site
TED talks Topics: Example on Environment: A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Environment. Go to site Or just browse all topics here!
CNN Videos Still a good place for brief videos of events around the world Go to site
BBC Video Headlines Video section of headlines of world news Go to site
AP Archives (Associated Press Youtube archives) View AP Archive’s videos via this channel – the collection offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1895Go to site
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