Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Welcome! Citizenship, Social Justice & Equity (Ways of Teaching, Learning and Living Together) (Facilitated by Al Friesen & Samantha Dellezay) Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Overview of Session • What do we know/want to know about citizenship, social justice, & equity? • The Marquis Project • Curriculum Connections • Sample Lessons • What did we learn? • Conclusion Linking Manitobans with the Developing World What do you know about citizenship, social justice, and equity? - in the curriculum? - in the classroom? What do you want to learn about citizenship, social justice, and equity? - what are your expectations? Linking Manitobans with the Developing World What is “Citizenship’? - the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a society - citizenship education is fundamental to living in a democratic society - “The goal of social studies is to enable students to acquire the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to understand the world in which they live, to engage in active democratic citizenship, and to contribute to the betterment of society” (Manitoba Education) 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 Citizenship and Equity What is equity? “something that is just, impartial, and fair” Equity and Social Justice Can you have one without the other? Equity for Whom? For all - for everyone in a diverse pluralistic society “Social Studies is a curriculum of and for diversity and equity” “Inclusive classrooms focused on social justice are multicultural, equity-focused, and anti-bias in nature” (Manitoba Education) Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Citizenship Education Support Social Studies Curriculum - Front Matter provides rationale for education for diversity, equity and social justice (citizenship) - Many Specific Learning Outcomes on related topics - Numerous suggested learning strategies - A variety of learning resources (activating, acquiring and applying) are suggested http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/socstud/index.html Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Diversity Education Support http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/diversity/index.html This website provides resources for exploring diversity and equity issues and supports the integration of diversity and equity education throughout the curriculum, classroom and school. Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Diversity – For Educators in the Classroom This section links to classroom related resources organized by theme or subject area, sample units, and lesson plans. Examples: - Prevention of genocide - Holocaust Education - Asian Heritage Month - Holodomor Education - Black History Month - International Human Rights Day - Day for Elimination of Racism and Discrimination Linking Manitobans with the Developing World What does “Citizenship” look like? (From: OXFAM Education – The Coffee Chain Game) You cannot have good citizenship without social justice and equity Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Marquis – Citizenship Education Support • 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! http://www.marquisproject.com 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 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 Marquis helps address learning outcomes in the following grades and clusters: 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 Linking Manitobans with the Developing World Grades and Clusters Cont’d Grade 10 Geographic Issues of the 21st Century Cluster 2: Natural Resources Cluster 3: Food from the Land Cluster 4: Industry and Trade 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 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, social justice and equity? • 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 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!