New Teaching Resource: Understanding Power & Privilege – Global Citizenship Ed. Module 2
SCIC is excited to announce the release of the 2nd Module in our Global Citizenship Education Modules Series, titled “Understanding Power and Privilege through Anti-Oppression”. This essential resource builds on the first module in the series, “Transforming Charity into Solidarity and Justice” which was launched in 2015, but can also be used on its own.
Module 2 features 10 lessons and over 100 pages including activities, guides, and handouts, with easy-to navigate icons for preparation activities, assessment, materials, and more. As with Module 1, teachers may enter, exit and re-enter at any place within the module, choosing to do one activity, or the entire module, and each lesson is matched with Saskatchewan provincial curriculum learning outcomes for specific grade levels.
The culmination of decades of work supporting Saskatchewan teachers, SCIC’s Global Citizenship Education Modules are a series of educational resources to support global citizenship education learning outcomes for Saskatchewan middle years and secondary classrooms (grades 6-12).
Visit the Education Resources section to download Module 2, or Module 1: Transforming Charity into Solidarity & Justice
About Module 2
Module 2 was created to address the gap in resources that deal with power and privilege, and that explore the complex global issues that humanity faces today through the lens of anti-oppression, anti-racism, decolonization, root causes of poverty, and environmental sustainability. It focuses on increasing students’ understanding of how power and privilege impact people differently, and on building students’ capacity to recognize, analyze and challenge discrimination, and to work collectively in solidarity with people who are different from themselves.
Why Global Citizenship Education?
In this globalized world, the challenges that face humanity are increasingly global in scope and therefore require global solutions. This has significant implications for K to 12 teachers, teacher-educators, and curriculum developers, who are responsible for educating the next generation of global citizens to rise to the challenge.
In order to move humanity towards sustainable, peaceful solutions to global challenges, schools need to prepare students to become critically informed, motivated, globally competent citizens with social problem solving skills and a willingness to challenge misinformation and government inaction.
Through Global Citizenship Education (GCE), educators can support the development of 21st century citizens that internalize the values, master the skills, acquire the knowledge, and experience the sense of empowerment needed to tackle these challenges.