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Global Concepts for Young People
Stories, Lessons, and Activities to Teach Children About Our World

ISBN 9781138237940
Published August 31, 2017 by Routledge
218 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Learn how to teach global concepts and use them to increase critical thinking across the curriculum. In this new book from popular consultant Becky Hunt, you’ll get ready-to-use lesson plans, stories, and activities to help you teach five key global concepts—Change, Interdependence, Culture, Scarcity, and Power. Aligned with both the C3 Social Studies Framework and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, these engaging lesson plans encourage critical thinking skills that will lead to increased creativity in problem solving.

This book is an essential resource for teachers looking to:

  • Create a framework to teach young people global concepts that will help them analyze and understand the world.  
  • Present stories and lessons connected to real-world issues that inspire students to develop innovative solutions.
  • Engage students in lessons that will help them to understand and celebrate people from different cultures at home and around the world.    
  • Shape students into global citizens with an understanding of the world and a desire to bring about change.

Special features include anchor stories, games, graphic organizers, and critical-thinking questions. Many of the tools are available as eResources on our website,, so you can print and use them in your classroom immediately.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Global Concepts

2. Change: It’s All Around Us

3. Interdependence: How We All Live and Work Together

4. Culture: Who We Are and How We Live in the World

5. Scarcity: How We Balance the Earth and Its Resources

6. Power: The Ability to Control Something or Someone Else

7. Implementing Global Concepts in Your School


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Becky Hunt is an educator, educational consultant, and children’s author who has been the principal of both public and private schools. She specializes in teacher training and staff development, curriculum studies, international studies, balanced literacy, and leadership coaching and training. Her website is