The conflict in Syria has internally displaced 4.25 million Syrians and 1.9 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon. This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world; a crisis that currently threatens to outstrip its humanitarian response.
Oxfam’s schools resources outline the impact of the crisis on refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan, and suggest how young people in the UK can effectively respond.
Climate change isn’t a looming crisis – it’s a destructive force affecting millions of lives right now. And the people who have contributed the least to the climate emergency are suffering most. These real-life stories from Malawi and activity ideas support learners aged 9 to 14 to learn and think about the human impact of […]
We all want to live in a place of safety with our loved ones. A place we can call home. But conflict, disaster and poverty has made home a distant memory for millions of people. Use these cross-curricular teaching ideas to support learners to strengthen their enquiry skills, think critically about why some people are […]
How should the international community respond when poverty and conflict combine to create a crisis? Learn about the “unseen emergency” in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. Raise awareness in your school or community and influence MPs to help prevent the crisis worsening. On 9 July 2011 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan but celebrations […]
The world is experiencing an enormous refugee crisis with 65 million people having been forced to flee their homes. Thousands of people have made terrifying journeys trying to find safety and claim asylum in another country.
Use this quiz to learn more about the current refugee crisis, and understand the difference between refugees and asylum seekers. Encourage empathy with refugees and explore the stories behind the headlines.
This toolkit supports educators and young people to develop and apply critical thinking skills to the ever-changing demands of online and offline communication. Aimed at KS3, but includes useful ideas for all ages.
Section 1 provides background information about how this resource came to be and how it links with UK education practice and priorities.
Section 2 provides activities and ideas to inspire lesson planning and enhance schemes of work. It can be adapted for use in assemblies, tutor time, PSHE, collapsed timetable, school linking days or for the training of digital leaders within school or out of school settings.
Photographs are a valuable tool in global citizenship, helping learners to explore similarities and differences; strengthen questioning, critical thinking and cooperation skills; challenge assumptions and stereotypes; build empathy and develop respect for others. Use this colourful collection of images and accompanying activities to help learners aged 7-14 years to consider the importance of food and […]
Oxfam Unwrapped gives life changing gifts; whether it’s helping to kick start a business or provide emergency kits in a crisis.
This resource encourages learners to explore the impact of charity gifts, development and the Sustainable Development Goals. They can also get creative by designing a new fundraising initiative.
What will your learners unwrap?
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March. It is a day when people around the world come together to recognise the achievements that women and girls have made, as well as call for further action to close the gender gap in terms of education, health, economics and politics.
Use this short and easily-adaptable resource to introduce issues related to gender equality, encourage learners to think critically, and inspire them to take action in their own schools and communities.
It’s a shocking fact that just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet. Use this interactive quiz to learn more about inequality and explore its impact on the UK and developing countries.
Enhance learners’ critical thinking, problem solving skills and understanding of cause and effects. Get to grips with global inequality and see the solutions that are available.