Global / Cultural Connections-The ability for students to understand and interact productively world-wide with people from cultures dissimilar to their own.

Attributes:
Global Awareness
· Global History
· Global Systems
· Global Problems and Issues
· State of the Planet Awareness
· Knowledge of Global Dynamics
(Environment, Government, Individuals)

Cultural Competency
· Human cultures and values
· Cross-Cultural Awareness
· Respect and understanding of differences

Human Dynamics
· Perspectives on Human Consciousness
· Awareness of Human Choices

Best Practices:
· Project based learning
· Real world applications
· Connecting learners from different parts of the world using technology
· Service learning opportunities
· Promote creativity
· Lessons address all learners
· All learners are successful






Resources:
http://www.ed.gov/admins/comm/choice/magnet-hs/report_pg14.html
http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/past-issues/volume8/ej31/ej31r12/
http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089%2F109493100316265

From the DOE:
http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/tech/international/guide_pg2.html
Global Collaboration & Learning:
http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/events/updates/global-collaboration-and-learning.html
http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/css/Css_38_3/ARburnouf_global_awareness_perspectives.htm
http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/galleryfiles/15300/Global_Awareness_White_Paper2.pdf
http://global-awareness.net/
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=256&Itemid=120
http://www.iusb.edu/~sbglobal/cap.html
http://blog.mlive.com/oak_business_review/2008/02/global_cultural_awareness_prog.html
http://www.culturosity.com/articles/whatisculturalawareness.htm
http://www.mcdaniel.edu/2699.htm (neat idea)
http://www.sagchip.org/education/k-12/culturalaware.htm (another good idea)
http://leapusa.com/ (good book)
http://www.workshops.org/Workshops_International/globalEdu.html

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/worldoneglobe/