The global dimension to the curriculum is not only about big concepts and big ideas, it is also about how we connect children to global issues on a more human scale. For good or ill, primary school children are part of a global society--with all its opportunities, challenges and threats. So it is vital that they are equipped with the knowledge, skills and understandings to make them effective global citizens.
Get Global! presents a clear rationale for integrating a global dimension in the British primary curriculum and uses subject and thematic contexts as doorways through which children can explore global links. The book is for all primary teachers who wish to move beyond a simple -us and them- approach, to one that is genuinely inclusive of diverse cultures and perspectives. The practical activities described are tried and tested and are firmly rooted in curriculum contexts and in classrooms from foundation stage to the top of key stage two.