Module 1 Discoverers

Jun 18, 2019 at 12:51 AM by Honor Moorman

Describe how you implemented one or more new ideas for helping students develop global competence in your school or classroom community.

Please read and respond to at least 1 of your colleagues’ descriptions.

Next, move on to Module 2.

2 Replies

Paula Almond
Mar 24, 2021 at 8:13 PM

Using resources form Oxfam, I developed a plan to introduce my  Kindergarteners to Global Citizenship. We discussed how children from other countries are similar - they need food, water, shelter and then we discussed how things would look different. Having two students from other countries was a huge benefit as parents were able to provide information. We are continuing to learn, and my students are wanting to reach out and become pen pals. 

Emily Jackson
Mar 25, 2021 at 11:38 PM

Hey class. My response to this discussion is hard to respond to because I am not teaching just yet.  So, I know when I begin I will assign book readings for my students that are focused on other cultures.  Also, I will assign them a paper or project regarding different cultures. 

Sandra Holshouser
Mar 28, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Emily, I like the book assignment. This is a good way for them to focus on other cultures.

Emily Jackson
Mar 25, 2021 at 11:41 PM

Paula, I enjoyed learning about your teaching plans.  It was cool to learn that you had students from two different countries helping everyone else learn. Doing pen pals is an awesome Idea I definitely want to include in my lesson plans.

Landon Orrand
Mar 26, 2021 at 10:35 PM

(Initial Post) - Landon Orrand

I am currently a student (future teacher,) but I would implement global competence by having guest speakers! I would invite firefighters, policemen, and park rangers! I would also introduce guests from different culture, so that students can see people with a different background. 

Landon Orrand
Mar 26, 2021 at 10:36 PM

Paula, I love that you chose to utilize pen pals for global competence! That is such a fun and unique way to get students involved! I'll definitely keep this in mind for my future classroom!

Sandra Holshouser
Mar 28, 2021 at 1:44 PM


I love the pen pals! Great way of learning about others.

Alyson Hilburn
Mar 28, 2021 at 2:16 PM

Although I am not a teacher in my own classroom yet, I have done internships and student teaching. This has helped to give me perspectives and a better understanding of ways to incorporate global competence within my own classroom one day. Lessons such as social studies could include readings about other cultures and their traditions. This could help to show students how other cultures celebrate holidays and how they are similar or different from their own. 

Hi Paula! I like how you stated that you have used resources to help with teaching global competence to your students. 

Mar 28, 2021 at 10:23 PM

One way in which I plan to help students develop global competence in my classroom is by having students research a country and discover what their culture is like and then having students create a module. For example, I will assign a student to Mexico. I would ask the student to reseach what the culture is like in Mexico. After their research, I will ask the student to create a module that shows all about the Mexican culture. After finish their module  I will have each student display this module in the classroom for other students to learn from. 

Mar 28, 2021 at 10:36 PM

Hi Paula, I totally love your idea of pen pals. In high school, I was in a french class and the teacher gave each student a penpal from France to chat with to learn more french. I absolutely love this idea, my penpal and I kept in contact for several months after the course ended.  

(Initial Post)

I am not a teacher yet but something that I can do to teach global competences in my classroom would be when learning about things  talk about what other culture do when doing this.  

Hi, I like how you have discussions about cultural things with you students. I is great to talk about the difference things that others have to experience.

Miranda Ferdna
Apr 5, 2021 at 3:13 PM

I currently do not work in the classroom so I am not sure what ideas fit better with the students. But I do want to bring different cultural books into the classroom for the students to read and see what other people do. I want the students to be comfortable to tell the class about their traditions. 

Sandra Holshouser
Mar 28, 2021 at 6:50 PM

I would have the student to do an interview on a person culture. If they didn't have someone to interview than they could do a research paper.  

I would love to have a guess speaker to come into my classroom as well. 

Christina Cassidy
Apr 2, 2021 at 12:39 AM

Hello my name is Christina Cassidy , in my class room I would have guest speakers as this really supports and can give more information from a person who is more aware. Also students are more likely to pay attention, I would have students write a small summary and either questions or facts supporting what the guest speaker discussed and why its important. As a child I always loving having guest speakers in the class room as it provides more information and was just exciting to have someone new and special.