How digital resources can be used to teach students about global issues

08/29/2011 | Teacher Leaders Network

Sixth-grade language arts teacher Bill Ferriter suggests digital resources to use in introducing students to the concept of helping others across the globe through microlending. Ferriter uses resources such as Photographer James Mollison's Where Kids Sleep project or singer Sarah McLachlan's World On Fire video to help students understand global poverty and the issues facing the developing world. Ferriter also shares this video made by students at his school, who are working to make a difference through microlending.

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