Teach UNICEF is addressing this shortcoming in our education system by providing downloadable lesson plans for topics ranging from armed conflict to gender equality to poverty. It designs lessons to be suitable for differing age groups.
As I mentioned, at the present moment in our society it is not easy to broach these issues in school since there is such high sensitivity to "political" issues, especially inside the classroom. Yet I believe that we each have the responsibility to be knowledgeable about the global issues of our lifetime, and teachers have an even greater duty to take it upon themselves to introduce their students to the topic of global citizenship in the best way they can. At the very least, teachers should provide their students with tools to explore these topics on their own.
Whether you are a teacher, parent, or student, global citizenship lessons are important to learn. Explore these topics with such tools as TeachUNICEF and then share what you know. Your personal success in the current globalized economy as well as the well-being of the world depends on it.
Please share any tools that you use to learn about global issues. Thanks!