Although there are benefits to buying and selling goods and services from country to country, many people are concerned that a global economy contributes to unfair wages and working conditions in many parts of the world. This interesting title examines the global economy and technological innovation, the exploitation of workers, and the 2008 economic crisis. Readers will gain an understanding of key concepts, such as fair trade, and find out how each...
Children will learn that they play an important role in keeping themselves safe. Children are introduced to helpful strategies to recognize unsafe situations and help keep themselves safe at home, at school, and in their communities.
A belief is something that we accept as being true or something that we can trust. Children will learn about the different beliefs held by people around the world with respect to religion, culture, and family. They will also learn how to respect and value others beliefs.
All people are part of a global community that has a responsibility to care for planet Earth. This important title introduces environmental stewardship to young readers. Relatable examples show readers how to care for the environment in their own communities, and how even small changes can help address issues in the global community.
Being aware of our personal safety is important in all aspects of our lives. This engaging title teaches readers to think about their physical and online safety, as well as the value of building positive relationships with others. Real-world scenarios help encourage readers to feel empowered to make safe decisions.
There are communities all over the world. A person might be part of many communities at school, in their neighborhood, or even one big world community! Young readers will learn how communities help us learn to respect others, celebrate diversity, and work together.
What makes a choice a good one? Usually, the choices we make show the things we think are important. These are our values. Children will learn how to make positive choices by thinking about different outcomes and respecting themselves and others.
Values are the things we believe in, that make us active and positive parts of our communities. Helping people in need is an important value that teaches us to be respectful, to empathize with others, and problem-solve. Readers will learn the value of helping others and asking for help when they need it at home, at school, and in their communities.
Friendships are important relationships that teach us how to treat others the way that we would want to be treated. Often, friends share the same values, which are things that are important to us. Children will learn how making friends is an important way to build strong, inclusive communities that are built on respect for other people's values, feelings, and beliefs.
Examines terrorism in its different forms, from cyber attacks to bombings and state terrorism. Extremism and the ways in which people are convinced to believe extreme points of view are explained, balanced with information on how to combat radicalization. Includes historic and contemporary examples of terrorism and discussion questions.
Cultural beliefs surrounding illness and societal beliefs about how we should offer health care are discussed in this fascinating addition to the Our Values series. Discussions about the treatment of common diseases, as well as topics of interest, such as how a cast is made, are compared and contrasted with the way health care is provided throughout the world. -- from Amazon.
"Our culture and what we see in the media heavily influence our views and opinions. They can even shape how we see ourselves. Using relatable examples, this timely title explores the body image messages we receive from movies, television, advertising, and social media, and how they affect our self-esteem. Helpful tips on how to boost self-esteem and combat the negative effects of body image messages are also included"--
"What are moral and legal rights and how are they recognized in our society? This engaging title explores what having 'rights' means, while pointing out that we can't have rights without also having responsibilities. A discussion about standing up for your rights will help readers understand the importance of individual rights and how they must be protected"--
Family is made up of the people we care about. Young readers will learn that a family is made up of the people we are related to, as well as other people we care about and people who serve as our role models.