What Is Global Awareness?

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills cites global awareness as an important 21st century interdisciplinary theme that weaves together content from many subject areas and expands children's understanding of the world. Global awareness is defined as:

• Using 21st century skills (also known as the 4 Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration) to understand and address global issues
• Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal and community contexts
• Understanding other nations and cultures, including the use of world languages and the visual arts as a universal language

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Global Awareness Blank Journal for Students

Global Citizenship

With the echoes of World War I still ringing, President Woodrow Wilson declared: “We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.”
In the spirit of Wilson’s hope for humanity, UNICEF proudly offers their new Global Citizenship units for grades 3-5 and 9-12. These units—which each include four Common Core-aligned lessons, student handouts, and activity sheets—explore what it means to be a “global citizen,” the rights and responsibilities that come with global citizenship, and how individuals can take meaningful action to fulfill those responsibilities and make a positive difference in their communities and the world.

Visit TeachUNICEF's Global Citizenship page for all our resources.