SAME WORLD EDU KIT
Contents, Class activities and Online Resources for Educators
Primary and Secondary school
This publication is for you. You have a fundamental role: you deal professionally with the growth of children, with the transmission of humanity’s knowledge. You develop in them a fundamental life tool, a critical sense. Knowledge makes us free: it frees us from prejudice and makes us free to act with awareness.
S.A.M.E. WORLD – Sustainability Awareness Mobilization Environment in the global education for the European Year of Development 2015 - is an European project directed to schools, intending to convey knowledge and information oriented to acquire more competences and critical understanding of climate change, environmental justice and environmental migration. It aims at promoting practices of active citizenship in a global vision. As a whole it is a learning project, involving teachers and students in mobilization activities in favor of sustainable lifestyles.
This kit will help you to talk about these topics in the classroom. You will find content created by experts from different disciplines (geography, anthropology, sociology, agronomy, economics, ecology...) and activities such as role-playing games, mathematical exercises, art workshops to be implemented together with your students.
The content and activities are divided into three interconnected macro-areas:
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE – 4 Units and class activities
CLIMATE CHANGE – 4 Units and class activities
ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRATION – 4 Units and class activities
You will also have access to:
- A selection of links to further information online (videos, reports ...);
- Some free online tools to create diagrams, maps and reports;
- Different sections to deepen your knowledge (bibliography, glossary, etc.).
Why do we talk about environmental migration?
The theme of environmental refugees is new, and influence various dimensions of our system: the social, environmental, economic, and political dimensions, to name a few. It is a complex puzzle and requires a careful approach to all the pieces that compose it. Does it affect us? Yes, it is an ongoing phenomenon that it is estimated to involve more than 250 million people, because "we are living in the Same Word", and as for the beating of a butterfly, what happens, even far away, has an impact on us.
Are we ready to meet this challenge?
This kit will be used to talk about ourselves: our adaptability, our resilience; What do we mean by identity, and the future that awaits us. What it means to be citizens of the world and what we mean by global citizenship. The land adapts to climate change, the economy changes, and migrants field very complex survival skills. We must be protagonists and active agents of change.
Use this content as a starting point for your work in the classroom and re-elaborate them in absolute freedom. Go to the methodology section for more information on the structure and pedagogical focus of the kit.
Share tips, suggestions and new ideas to improve the kit: the exchange and dialogue are the basis of knowledge processes.
Same World team
The Universal declaration of human rights. 1948
Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.