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CGA's ground-breaking books feature a lively and original interpretation of global topics that integrate a unique holistic approach and global perspective.



Waves of Global Change: A Holistic World History
From the big bang to the present, this "big picture" approach organizes the overarching development of humans into five major transformations called waves. Dr. Denise R. Ames Coming soon, 2015, 2nd edition, $22.95!


Waves of Global Change: An Educator's Handbook for Teaching a Holistic World History
Explains the principles of a holistic world history model for educators to use in the classroom. Dr. Denise R. Ames $14.95


International Folktales: For English Language Learners
Folktales from different cultures can add spice to classrooms. Nancy W. Harmon $10.95


The Global Economy: Connecting the Roots of A Holistic System
Gives a realistic portrayal of the relationship of the global economy to society and the environment from a holistic perspective. Dr. Denise R. Ames $19.95


Financial Literacy: Wall Street and How it Works
Explains the growth of the financial sector, its concentration of wealth, political influence, and contribution to economic inequality. Dr. Denise R. Ames $15.95


Connecting the Roots of the Global Economy: A Holistic Approach, Brief Edition
Offers an alternative and understandable approach that gives a realistic portrayal of the relationship of the global economy to society and the environment from a holistic perspective. Dr. Denise R. Ames $16.95




CGA has thoughtfully designed leading-edge professional services - professional development, workshops, lectures, seminars, and keynotes - to engage educators, students, or the general public.

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Denise with Singapore Teachers

Professional Services

Educators Denise Ames and Nancy Harmon have a life-long passion for learning and teaching. This has inspired them to create and offer a diverse array of professional services on the topics of a holistic world history, the global economy, global education, global issues, cultural awareness, worldviews, and global awareness. These services are for educators, students, and the general public.

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CGA's thought-provoking and FREE resources offer an alternative interpretation of timely global topics for students grades 9-university.

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An Eretria Graduate - Photo Roger Harmon

Lesson Plans

CGA offers FREE lesson plans that focus on a specific global theme or issue. Click here


Featured Lesson Plans: Bhutan's Commitment to Gross National Happiness Click here


The Korean Wave: Is South Korea Creating a Model for the 21st Century? Click Here







Global Awareness News

Dr. Denise Ames will be traveling on an educational tour to Bahrain, U.A.E., and Qatar November 13-27. Sponsored by the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce. Stay tuned for some resources.


New Free Global Lesson Plan:
The Korean Wave

Global Awareness Blog

Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE

Reflections on Saudi Arabia

Right in Our Backyards!

The AIIB Tensions

America's Role in the World

Ascension of Dollar Democracy

Widening Social Inequality

Weakening of Labor

Build-Up of Debt

Rise of Externalized Costs

Global Awareness Newsletter

Fall Greetings from the Center for Global Awareness!

For CGA, fall means the annual Balloon Fiesta in our hometown of Albuquerque. A spectacular site with around 600 balloons dotting New Mexico's clear blue skies.

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Sheesley to CGA as Program Manager. Sarah has a BA in Art and MFA in Creative Writing, along with professional experience in marketing, design, and university teaching. She has taught creative writing and English composition at the University of New Mexico and is part-time faculty in the English Department at Central New Mexico.

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