A collection of teaching resources for incorporating a global perspective in teaching which include background materials, curriculum guides and many other resources.
Access to a variety of web sources for incorporating global perspectives in teaching
Target Student Population:
Materials range in level from kindergarten through college level
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
Individual or classroom use. Teacher would use to prepare lesson plans and make assignments in global awareness.
Evaluation and Observation
A well-rounded collection of sites which provide a nice variety of materials. Many of the sites include images, audio and video which should appeal to a variety of learning styles. Appropriately, several international sites have been included.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
A brief synopsis of each site highlights particularly useful or unique resources improves the effectiveness of the collection. However, users will still need to spend considerable time exploring the content on each site.
The size of the collection is fairly large and may gain appeal from some organization of its content.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Resources are clearly linked to their main page and the synopsis includes additional links to highlighted sections of each resource. This makes it easy to go directly to these sections. No directions are required. Easy to use, visually appealing.
An index, or some means of organization of the collection, would be helpful to assist those searching for a specific topic or teaching resource.
Other Issues and Comments:
This is a resource list, and not an instructional site. As such, it is effective and attractive.