What I love about this book is that it highlights how people around the world worked together and shared information to study life. As we think about the world our students will inherit, we cannot deny the increasing need for global communities to collaborate. This text can be used to begin that discussion. This book also addresses the hero myth. As a society, we love our heroes and learning about the contributions of individuals is important but it's also important to recognize that heroes do not work alone and communities of folks working together is how change happens.
Social Justice Activities:
Explore the ways your classroom community works together to co-create knowledge. Generate ideas to collaborate with other classes or communities to share knowledge. These projects can be small like making recycling on campus more efficient or researching topics of interest and sharing information.
Use this text to begin studies around human migration. Why do people migrate? (Safety, to be with loved ones, war, climate change, etc.).
Climate Justice will require global communities to collaborate. What are local environmental issues that your community is working towards? Collaborate with students on how you can participate, however small.
Compare/Contrast: Compare human migration to butterfly migration- why do people and animals migrate?
Problem/Solution: Examine what barriers the individuals needed to overcome in order to work together as a global community. (Language, national sovereignty laws, modes of communication...)
- Non-Fiction, All Ages
- Perspectives: Global cooperation
- Author's stated heritage:
- Subject Integration: Science, Environment