Global Learning and Cartoons

The global dimension in my classroom activity kit

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16PDF

The eigth in a series of termly activity kits for members of Think Global’s Schools Network. Available to members each term, each issue of The global dimension in my classroom includes a range of activities, lesson ideas and more to help you explore global connections.

This edition suggests a range of activities for using cartoons as a way to explore global issues. It is suitable for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) and above, although some activities could be adapted for younger pupils.

Cartoons can be funny, educational, satirical, challenge norms – put simply, they can change the world. They are a powerful communication tool, with great potential to support global learning. With this activity kit teachers and learners can: examine why people use cartoons to communicate; investigate how cartoons express people’s opinions, beliefs and experiences; and use cartoons to bring global learning into the classroom through a wide variety of topics.

  • The ‘Getting started’ section provides introductory activities for students to begin exploring global issues through cartoons.
  • The ‘Getting critical’ section explores global themes in cartoons and animations, looks at the effect cartoons can have on society, and gets young people thinking about how and why they are created.
  • The ‘Resources’ section provides links to further information and case studies.

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