My World

My World

Through the “My World” Survey, people can identify which of the 17 SDGs matter most to them. At www.myworld2030.org, 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.
Download a Printer-Friendly PDF
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.

View
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...

View
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.

View
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.

View

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 over 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.

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!

  • Interview your community
  • Research truth and reconciliation commissions
  • Analyze the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Explore World Heritage sites
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619309333
Paperback, $17.95
9781619309364
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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
What Makes a Citizen?

Chapter 1
Protect All People’s Rights

Chapter 2
Listen and Speak, Assemble and Act

Chapter 3
Create Systems for Fair Exchange

Chapter 4
Build a Sustainable Future for All

Chapter 5
Celebrate Unique Traditions and Practices

Chapter 6
Be a Global Citizen

Glossary
Resources
Selected Bibliography
Index