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Beating the Global Food System

Beating the Global Food System January 9 and 16, 2014 Can you beat the system? Our participants did. Over the last few weeks, global studies participants learned about the unfairness of the global food system through an interactive role playing game from Oxfam Education. Can your pupils beat the system? Playing this game will help them understand the global food…

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Global Studies: Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples (November 14, 2013) The quietest voices Have the loudest meaning Every word said is like An earthquake. It sends a big movement It moves the biggest barriers down It can open a new state of mind. The quietest voices Can join and become A million voices. For what we say can Be pushed aside Forgot about. But when…

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Global Studies: Halloween

Halloween (October 31, 2013) The global studies group voted unanimously to have a Halloween party this year. The enjoyed a lot of snacks and games, made Day of the Dead masks, worked on some papel picado, face painted, and had a great group celebratory day.    

Global Studies: United Nations Day

United Nations Day (October 24, 2013) “More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.” ~Kofi Annan (Kofi Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006. Annan…

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Global Studies: Language all Around

Language all Around (October 17, 2013) Language represents us everywhere, even in interstellar space. Global Studies began last week with a conversation about Voyager’s Golden Record. We listened to the audio recordings of greetings from Earth in many languages and voices. The participants were delighted that the English message, “Hello from the children of planet Earth,” used the voice of a child. The…

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Global Studies: Homeschoolers Mapping Out A New Year

Homeschoolers Mapping Out A New Year September 12, 2013 The goal of Global Studies at Talking Stick is to encourage local homeschoolers to have greater international awareness through study of other cultures and beliefs, geography, current events, art, and games. This two part process involves learning more about who we are and comparing that to what we learn about other…

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