Examine what it means to be a global citizen, and learn about the rights and responsibilities that we all have.
The right to grow and thrive in a safe environment. The right to a name and an identity. The right to the free expression of ideas. The right to an education.
In Global Citizenship: Engage in the Politics of a Changing World, readers ages 12 to 15 discover the resources and information they need to learn about issues of global concern and strategies for taking informed action, as outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Each chapter centers on a specific human right defined by the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, focusing on the political, human, economic, environmental, and cultural guarantees born of our common humanity. Readers learn about the history and evolution of citizenship, about past and ongoing human rights struggles, about economic justice, and about environmental sustainability and the climate protests happening around the world. They also learn about cultural appreciation and preservation in an age of global convergence. All of these issues have major ties to the present and align with the values being described by today's movements, such as Black Lives Matter, which aims to reduce violence toward Black communities and individuals. Ready to create a better future for all? Let's go!
- In an interconnected world with countless tools for education and social participation, children need not wait until adulthood to become civic participants and social justice advocates! Young people can forge local and international partnerships to combat inequality, promote sustainability, and foster intercultural understanding.
- Links to online resources provide a digital learning experience that integrates content with an interactive platform.
- Investigations include examining case studies, researching global groups working for change, and developing biographies of key people.
- Essential questions guide readers' investigations while hands-on activities promote critical and creative problem solving, and text-to-world connections highlight the way the past provides context for the present-day world.
About the Inquire & Investigate series and Nomad Press
Nomad Press books in the Inquire & Investigate series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.
All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.
Skipping Stones 2019 Honors Award
For middle grades. Globalization is a word that changes everything for curious young minds. The book Globalization: Why We Care about Faraway Events
breaks down the complicated meaning of this word. Simple comics and one-liners explain the way technology drives this phenomenon and how this all affects global economies, society, and governments. This book is perfect for a classroom or an individual student. It provides both realistic and cartoon examples of complex issues like trade and the economy. Relatable characters struggle with classroom problems like whether to trade Asian pears for African cookies, and how the world places monetary value on these items for trading purposes. Does this sound complicated? It should because it is. If you want to know more, join our characters as they learn about globalization right at home. Reading this book at home or in your classroom is perfect! You will have so many examples of items from across the globe. Maybe, you will realize that globalization is something you already know about. Whether you learned in a classroom, a grocery store, or on social media. Discover the world changing phenomenon of Globalization within the pages of Globalization: Why We Care about Faraway Events
Praise for other books in the series: Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events
School Library Connection
"Colorful cartoons, photos, and an eye-catching layout make [Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events] an appealing resource for readers. The book also contains numerous activities to engage students in learning as they read. Each chapter features a variety of additional features including "Vocab Lab," "Key Questions," "True News" highlights, QR codes linked to primary sources, and suggested ideas for further investigations. A glossary and list of websites for each chapter are listed in the back. The QR codes are reliable, although some link to articles with a target audience higher than the book itself. The book has taken a complex subject and introduced it in a way that younger readers can understand. Recommended"
Praise for other books in the series: Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century Booklist
"Immigration Nation?looks at procedures and varied views on U.S. immigration today, as well as personal stories and statistics showing changes over time..?. . .Well organized information and practical help for students researching significant social issues."