unit 5 of our supplemental high school text, It's All Connected
chapter 7 of our middle school text, Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions
weeks 8 and 10 of our Newspapers in Education articles
Here is a list of recommended resources for teaching and learning about global health and quality of life, including topics such as poverty, infectious diseases, and time poverty.
Student Movement for Real Change
Student Movement for Real Change is a leadership development organization that provides students in the United States a vehicle to advocate for positive change in neglected regions of the world.
Positive Futures Network
This online magazine discusses what constitutes the good life according to a range of people including scientists, writers, sociologists, and religious leaders. There is a free subcription for educators.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides an array of information and resources about diseases, emergency preparedness, environmental health, workplace safety, healthy living, and traveler's health.
United Nations Children's Fund includes information and action projects on children's health, education, equity, and protection around the world.
Fighting Disease: Health At The End of The Millennium
Fighting Disease: Health At The End of The Millennium contains curriculum, quizzes, and disease information in the hopes of educating students and teachers about the relationship between poverty and disease.
Human Development Reports
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) page on statistics and indicators of human development, including life expectancy and literacy rates.
Partners in Health
Partners in Health (PIH)
Partners in Health is a non-profit organization promoting global health. PIH's works to provide access to primary health care, free health care and education for the poor, community partnerships, basic social and economic needs, service for the poor through the public sector.
TakingITGlobal.org is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities.
Student Global AIDS Campaign
The Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) is a national student and youth movement with chapters at high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States committed to bringing an end to HIV and AIDS in the U.S. and around the world through education, informed advocacy, media work, and direct action.
Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease
In this 272-page young adult book, Farrell discusses seven infectious diseases (smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and AIDS), highlighting the causes, history, of treatment, popular notions and fears about the disease, and the story of how breakthroughs came about.
Mountains Beyond Mountains
This is a 336-page true story of Paul Farmer, a doctor who sets out to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to people in Hati.
Sickness and Wealth: The Corporate Assault on Global Health
In this 300-page collection of essays, international scholars and activists examine how official and corporate actors of globalization-including multinationals, the IMF and World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and "first world" governments-have enacted policies that limit medical access and promote disease and death for many in the poor world.
Smallpox: The Fight to Eradicate a Global Scourge
This is a 270-page analysis of smallpox policy focusing on two major points: smallpox has killed millions of people over the millennia, and the eradication of naturally occurring smallpox from the world had been one of humankind's most amazing success stories.
Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America
John de Graaf
This 250-page official handbook of the national movement behind "Take Back Your Time Day". This site is dedicated to the U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and realatonships, our communities, and our environment.
The World Health Report
World Health Organization
This annual report published by the World Health Organization assesses global health statistics from all countries.
The Girl Effect
This 2-minute video is about the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society. Proceeding the video are ways to get involved with promoting The Girl Effect as well as fact sheets and video clips about the effects poverty and quality of life.
Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge
From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bioterror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, this six part 360-minutes series tells the stories of global health champions and the communities they strive to protect.
Work and Time
David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
This 50-minute program examines work and time as intertwined problems in our fast-forward lives and why it's become increasingly harder to find balance.
Quality of Life Project
The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization's Quality of Life project uses a life assessment instrument to measure 26 broad areas, including physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment.
UNAIDS: Uniting the world against AIDS
Through the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals, developed by UNAIDS, the world has a set of commitments, actions and goals to stop and reverse the spread of HIV.
We equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future through hands-on curricula and professional learning.
Facing the Future is a
self-sustaining program of WWU.