A film made in 2020 for schools about the people of the great Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, West Africa. 14-year-old Beshey shares the story of his family, explaining how a group of cocoa farmers have come together to protect the forest, and develop their communities through Fairtrade. The challenge for the people of the […]
Global food issues are complex. While supplies have surpassed population growth, 821 million people still go to bed hungry every night. This resource will help learners aged 7-11 to understand how global supply chains currently work; where our food comes from, and some of the challenges facing the small-scale farmers who produce it. Learners can […]
Get your learners thinking about justice, equity, and sustainability with these assembly ideas on Global Citizenship themes. Topics include reducing waste, co-operation, our links with others across the world, diversity, and local and global news. There’s also an assembly calendar to help you keep up to date with hot topics.
Classroom activities on Global Citizenship themes for learners aged 7-11. Activities develop an understanding of how interconnected our world is, the importance of challenging stereotypes, and develop an awareness of events occurring in the world. The lessons are designed to develop social justice, equity, and sustainability themes within the existing curriculum.
Use this short resource to gain a snapshot into the lives of children around the world. Learners can use real data, case studies and photographs to develop empathy and investigate the effects of inequality and poverty on children’s opportunities. They can then think critically about inequality and hone their skills with specific curriculum-linked sessions. These […]
Test your learners’ climate consciousness. Climate change is the single greatest threat to the progress which has been made to end poverty. It will most profoundly affect the world’s poorest people who are less able to deal with shocks and have contributed least to the changing climate. This quiz can help your learners explore the […]
Global citizenship is all about encouraging young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world. Ideal for use at the start of the academic year, school term or a new topic, the following activities support learners aged 7 to 14 to develop some of the key elements of […]
An introduction to tax and tax justice.
Learners will increase their awareness of what tax is, how the money is spent and our shared responsibility for public services. They will start to understand why it is important to pay tax, and through playing a simulation game, discuss and draw their own conclusions about whether everyone pays their fair share of tax. They will conclude by reflecting on how things might be made fairer.
This is a three part module designed for KS2 explaining democracy in straightforward terms, including: – what democracy means – how the system of voting and elections works in the UK – the way that local, national and European government works – an overview of how an idea becomes a law This includes a PowerPoint […]
Published by The Economist Educational Foundation, and independent charity set up by The Economist, a set of resources to introduce the climate emergency and open discussion. These resources are designed to help teachers and students have inspiring, in-depth discussions about current affairs whilst developing their critical thinking skills.