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    • Laura Wood
       
      Each button at the top stands for one of the development goals. Each page contains video clips, a short web game (very simple) and information about what that goal is, what students around the world are doing to make a difference and suggestions for actions more students can take.
    • Laura Wood
       
      The "Add your voice" portion has a place where students can send in videos that they have made about the Millenium development goals.

      There's also a Youth Action Guide that you can download and print for your classes!
    • Laura Wood
       
      For each goal there is:
      * Information about the goal
      * Information on how much progress has been made towards that goal
      * Projects that other students have done
      * What still needs to be done
      * Links to more information

      This information is not particularly engaging but it is condensed in an easy to find location. It's certainly not a game or anything and kids won't be tricked into learning by any cool effects or anything.
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    • Laura Wood
       
      From the Millenium Campaign website: "*End poverty by 2015.* This is the historic promise 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they signed onto the Millennium Declaration and agreed to meet the "Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).":/goals The MDGs are an eight-point road map with measurable targets and clear deadlines for improving the lives of the world's poorest people. World leaders have agreed to achieve the MDGs by 2015."
    • Laura Wood
       
      This short (3.34) youtube video is much more enticing than the webpage.

      http://www.youtube.com/mcampaign

      Perhaps a teacher could show the video and then ask students to research one of the goals using this site. The culmination could be designing an action to participate in on the date of action. This year that is Oct 16th-18th. May be a good introductory activity to get kids to see the importance of global issues before launching into global history (or concurrently :-)

      Website for the event: http://www.standagainstpoverty.org/
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    The UN's Millennium Goals as they have constructed them for kids. It's still a ton of information and not in the easiest or most engaging format but it might be a great place for students to get started examining world issues like Hunger, HIV/AIDS or Infant Mortality and what they can do.
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