Children in today’s world also face some unique challenges in terms of their learning. With the growing interconnectedness and abundance of information, as educators, we have an even great responsibility and an opportunity to teach our students how to be responsible digital citizens. This requires that we provide the necessary resources and supports for them to be successful in this global environment.
As a World History teacher, I use simulations to engage my students and help them to make connections and care about the world they live in. The picture below shows my students becoming more involved in Global Affairs by role-playing American Red Cross volunteers at the 17th Annual WorldLink Youth Town Conference. Many of my students have continued their involvement with WorldLink and have become active in Human Rights issue and monthly meetings WorldLink sponsors.