Remembering 9/11

Ten years on from 9/11 we’ve drawn together resources to teach about the event.


With 70% of our planet covered in it, you can be sure water is a global issue. The topic of water can link into teaching and learning about issues such as climate change, economics, energy, health and human rights, for all age ranges.


Exploring issues around the growing global phenomenon of tourism can lead to discussions about a range of other global issues such as trade, the environment and human rights.

Philosophy for children (P4C)

Philosophy for Children, or P4C, is a teaching methodology that helps develop pupils’ critical thinking and enables them to engage with quite complex global issues.

Conflict resolution

Peace and conflict can be viewed from a very local scale as well as being seen as key global issues. Finding out how conflicts start and how they can be resolved is important for keeping the peace both in the classroom and in the wider world. Exploring these issues helps young people get a handle on their own emotions and see things from someone else’s perspective.

Human rights

Global issues image © NEAD

Teaching about human rights and the values underlying them helps to create a culture within a school where everyone’s rights are respected.


Debt - Students for Global Action Conference © NEAD

Teaching about the debt owed by poor countries to rich countries links in with a range of other global issues. Debt is often a key reason behind poverty and underdevelopment, and is an important trade justice issue.

Slavery: The transatlantic slave trade

The transatlantic slave trade had a huge impact on economies, societies and cultures all over the world and its legacy remains today. Whilst the transatlantic trade was abolished in 1807, some forms of slavery still exist today.