Students will learn about globalization and then will be working collaboratively to research one problem affecting the world on a global scale, while simultaneously developing their writing proficiency. Upon completion of their research, groups will develop and execute and action project the support solving a global problem on a local level.
Discussion questions are used to open each lesson, and students are to be given time to write out their answers before sharing their answers as a class discussion. A writing rubric is included, which is a student friendly version of the WIDA writing rubric, which measures proficiency in writing in English. A sentence starter is included with each discussion question to support students who are struggling writings, have special needs or are English language learners.
Research will require access to a source for gaining information. The unit plan was designed with intention to be used with National Geographic’s Global Issues series. If that is not available to you I have also included a hyperlinked document where students can find the information they need on each global issue.