My World

My World

Through the “My World” Survey, people can identify which of the 17 SDGs matter most to them. At, you can take the survey and select six SDG priority areas. You can also view results by country to see what people care about across the globe.
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A Different Kind of BattleField

A Different Kind of BattleField

From World War I

In the early years of WWI, army recruiters mined soccer games and rugby matches for recruits. According to historian Adam Hochschild, soccer games “proved the single best venue for recruiters.” Arriving spectators would see recruiters wearing sandwich boards bearing the message, “Your Country Needs You.” The game would start with a patriotic speech. Players often stepped forward to enlist, and fans quickly followed their lead.

Make Your Own Gordian Knot

Make Your Own Gordian Knot

From The Silk Road

One legend says Alexander conquered Asia by solving the puzzle of the Gordian Knot. According to a prophecy, whoever untied this endless knot would rule the continent. Alexander took the direct approach—he cut the knot open with his sword. Today, a “Gordian knot” means an unsolvable problem. No one knows exactly what the Gordian Knot looked like. But you can make a knot called a Turk’s Head appear “endless” by joining the ends after it’s...

Make a Culture Collage

Make a Culture Collage

From The Renaissance Thinkers

We use the term Renaissance to define the years in Europe from the 1300s through the 1600s. Is there one word or phrase that defines the era we live in right now? Let’s make a Culture Collage and see if we can find one.

Try Styrofoam Printing

Try Styrofoam Printing

From The Renaissance Inventors

Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press during the Renaissance. Before this invention, books were made by hand. The text was copied word by word. The printing press made the creation and distribution of books much easier, so more people could have access to books and read them. In this activity, you’ll try your own method of printing.



Skipping Stones Honor Award 2021

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School Library Journal
“This resource uses accessible language to explain human rights and global citizenship. Beginning with a short historical time line, the book’s five chapters each address a specific aspect of human rights, such as poverty and economic justice, as well as cultural, children’s, and political rights. The text includes historical examples that spotlight instances where human rights were violated. A section called “Human Rights Hotspots” explores current global problems. These sections focus on an individual country and use the subheadings of “The Basics” and “The Human Toll.” A variety of illustrations (including cartoon-style drawings) depict specific human rights advocates. A purple sidebar provides QR codes for access to online resources, breaking up the text into manageable sections. The book emphasizes that human rights are essential: “We owe it to one another to ensure that these rights are upheld.... You have the option to not simply be a bystander, but to act as an ally.” Each chapter ends with activities for readers to think about or complete. A glossary, additional resources, a bibliography, and an index round out a solid nonfiction text that will be useful in middle school classrooms. VERDICT An eye-catching resource.”

Stephen Wooten, PhD, Associate Professor, Global Studies, Director, Food Studies Program, University of Oregon
“As a university-level professor of global ethics I am heartened to know that a book like this exists for middle and high schoolers. The author presents complex issues and concerns in an erudite yet approachable manner. The text invites students in and encourages them to recognize their agency in helping to create change in the world. As a parent of two teens, I would be delighted to have them engaging in this text with their teachers.”

Dr. Julia Morris, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
“In the face of worldwide challenges, now more than ever is the time for global solidarity. Global Citizenship takes up this call with the generation leading tomorrow’s change. It will inspire young people to be at the forefront of change as they consider what it means to be a global citizen in our increasingly interconnected world.”

Detailed Book Description

The right to grow and thrive in a safe environment.
The right to a name and an identity. The right to the free expression of ideas. The right to an education.
These are just a few of the basic human rights guaranteed to children all around the world.

Global citizens work for and defend these rights, not just for themselves, but for everyone on the planet. What can kids do to protect and promote rights equality, within and beyond their own communities? In Global Citizenship: Engage in the Politics of a Changing World, readers ages 12 to 15 discover the resources and information they need to become informed and act to support human rights issues of global concern. Plus, kids read mini biographies about real people performing meaningful work on human rights issues today.

Global Citizenship includes investigative activities and research projects that encourage critical and creative thinking skills, along with graphic novel–style illustrations, amazing photography from around the world, and links to online resources.

Try these hands-on investigative projects!

  • Find out which clothing brands violate human rights laws
  • Research truth and reconciliation commissions
  • Analyze the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Explore World Heritage sites
Watch This - Video Icon Nomad PressWatch Julie Knutson talk about her book can be used in classrooms to engage young people in learning about civil rights around the world!

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: World History



What Makes a Citizen?

Chapter 1
Protect All Human Rights

Chapter 2
Your Political Rights

Chapter 3
Promoting Economic Justice

Chapter 4
Protecting the Global Environment

Chapter 5
Preserving Cultural Rights

Selected Bibliography