Kindness and empathy

Flowers to show kindness

As another New Year arrives we may be looking for ways to live a better life. We could start by explore concepts of kindness, compassion and empathy. So here are a few ideas and pointers to bring those qualities into the classroom and inspire your students.

Arctic ice melt

A polar bear tests the strength of thin arctic sea ice. Mario Hoppmann for NASA, used under a Creative Commons Licence

According to NASA, Arctic sea ice – the frozen sea covering much of the Arctic Ocean and neighbouring seas – has been decreasing since the late 1970s due to warming temperatures. This article explores the implications and impacts.


Teaching resources round-up

United Nations

United Nations logo

Learning about organisations such as the UN can give young people an insight into the complexity of some global issues and the processes of decision-making at the highest levels.