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Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Welcome! The Marquis Project Citizenship and Social Justice (Ways of Teaching, Learning and Living Together) (Facilitated by Al Friesen) Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Overview of Session • What do we know/want to know? • The Marquis Project • Curriculum Connections • Sample Lessons • What did we learn? • Conclusion Linking Manitobans with the Developing World What do you know about citizenship and social justice? - in the curriculum? - in the classroom? What do you want to learn about citizenship and social justice? - what are your expectations? Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Citizenship as a Core Concept in Social Studies - provides learning focus at all grades - prepares students to participate in public engagement - enhances students’ understanding of citizenship - prepares students to be active participants in their communities, locally, nationally and globally The concept of citizenship must be considered in the context of: - democracy, human rights and public debate Students explore citizenship in four areas: - active democratic citizenship in Canada - Canadian citizenship for the future - citizenship in the global context - environmental citizenship Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Citizenship and Social Justice What is social justice? “the notion that society should be organized in a way that allows equal opportunity for all its members” (Cdn. Oxford Dictionary) - Frequent direct references, and many indirect references, to social justice in the curriculum (front matter and outcomes) - Social justice is an integral component of Citizenship (core concept) in the context of social studies education in Manitoba - The Transformative Curriculum: Education for Social Justice Linking Manitobans with the Developing World The Transformative Curriculum: Education For Social Justice Linking Manitobans with the Developing World What does “Global Citizenship” look like? (From: OXFAM Education – The Coffee Chain Game) Linking Manitobans with the Developing World The Marquis Project Background • • • • Established in 1979 Non-profit and non-governmental (NGO) organization Registered charitable status Supported by Manitoba Education Mission Statement • To help educate Manitobans as to the nature of economic, political and social issues involved at both the local and global levels. • To seek to participate actively in sustainable development projects and partnerships aimed at improving the quality of life in small, rural communities in developing countries Linking Manitobans with the Developing World The Marquis – Citizenship Connection • The Marquis Mission Statement supports the core concept of Citizenship • The Marquis Project is supported by Manitoba Education to assist in curriculum implementation • The Marquis Project works with teachers and students in southwestern Manitoba to achieve curricular outcomes • Let’s work together! Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Marquis Education Program School Presentations and Student Engagement • Curriculum-based • Supported by Manitoba Education The Marquis Project delivers educational presentations and facilitates student engagement to raise awareness of important local and global concerns such as social justice, fair trade, environmental issues and sustainability – and in the process linking Manitobans with the developing world. Linking Manitobans with the Developing World What Learning Outcomes? Grade 3 Communities of the World Cluster 2: Exploring the World Grade 7 People and Places in the World Cluster 2: Global Quality of Life Grade 9 Canada in the Contemporary World Cluster 3: Canada in the Global Context Grade 10 Geographic Issues of the 21st Century Cluster 2: Natural Resources Cluster 3: Food from the Land Cluster 4: Industry and Trade Linking Manitobans with the Developing World What Learning Outcomes? Cont’d Grade 12 Global Issues – Citizenship & Sustainability - Areas of Inquiry: Environment; Poverty, Wealth and Power; Social Justice and Human Rights - Community-based Action Research Project requirement Grade 12 World Geography Food Supply, World Resources, World Interdependence Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Marquis Learning Resources Resources The Fair Game Global Trader Human Rights Pathways Learning strategies and ideas Visiting speakers and guests Marquis web site • • • • • • Collaboration • • Annual YETII Conference (Youth Educating Themselves on International Issues) Facilitate student requirement for community-based action-research project in Gr. 12 Global Issues Linking Manitobans with the Developing World A Marquis Feature Presentation! As presented at the Southwest Manitoba Water Festival, Souris, Manitoba Water Availability, Use and Conservation (Contact Marquis for details and/or demonstration) Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Water Use Tanzania 4 litres per person per day Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Canada 320 litres per person per day Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Another Marquis Feature Presentation! As presented by volunteers in many schools and at LIFT Cocoa and the Trade Chain Whose labour makes chocolate? Who gets to eat the chocolate? (Contact Marquis for details and/or demonstration) Linking Manitobans with the Developing World The Marquis Project P.O. Box 50045 Brandon, MB R7A 7E4 Phone: 204-727-5675 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.marquisproject.com Facebook Group: The Marquis Project Twitter - @Marquis Project Linking Manitobans with the Developing World • What did you learn? • About the core concept of citizenship? • About citizenship and social justice? • About The Marquis Project? • About the connection between citizenship and Marquis? • About how Marquis can help you as a teacher? “In social studies, students develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to become responsible, democratic citizens who are actively engaged in their local, national and global communities”. What discipline could be more important than that? Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Citizenship and Social Justice Ways of Teaching, Learning and Living Together With the help of Marquis, make it happen in your classroom!