Strategy #2: Focus on Global Skills

Globalizing your classroom doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to talk about international affairs. When students learn life skills, they are better prepared to interact in a globalized world.

  • Standard: Give examples of how changes in supply and demand affected prices in colonial history (e.g., fur, lumber, fish, and meat). (SS 14. – E, H)
  • How to Globalize: There might be ways to find global content connections in studying trade during colonial times, but it’s also possible to learn information by practicing skills that build global competencies.  For example, critical thinking and creative problem solving are essential global competencies. If students are practicing these skills while completing a project, they are likely becoming more prepared to live in a globalized world without even realizing it.
  • Sample ProjectMoney Matters Board Game ~ Students worked alone or with a partner to design a board game that taught principles of economics, such as supply, demand, and profit. They needed to use creative problem solving to figure out how to incorporate all requirements into a playable game.
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