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 […]
Young people frequently face making decisions about a wide range of issues on which there are many different views. Issues like sexuality, religion, bullying, and war can provoke strong, varied and often contradictory responses. This revised and updated version of Oxfam’s popular guide recognises the seismic shifts in social and political contexts in recent years. […]
These detailed and informative newsletters are a fantastic way to engage pupils in reading whilst learning about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Inquiry Mindset have sourced collections of photos from different global contexts, showcasing the vibrant and diverse lives people lead.
This fictional story by Jason Buckley from The Philosophy Man tells the tale of a Queen who is trying to ensure that the laws are fair to all her people.
A collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. So, for example, on a map showing population, China and India are much larger than their land mass, whilst Australia becomes a tiny sliver of
This teaching pack for secondary schools aims to develop awareness and understanding of the UN and the global issues it tackles. It has 5 lessons on the UN: working for us all; keeping the peace; fighting poverty; promoting human rights; Model UN.
- Teacher's Pack (free)
- Website (free)
This is a collection of secondary lesson plans from CND Peace Education that focus around the Cuban missile crisis, events in 1962 referred to as “the most dangerous moment in human history” by historian Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, and still resonating today. The lesson plans and activities link to a wide range of curriculum subjects.
- Teacher's Pack (free)
How fairly would your learners treat their citizens if they could run their very own country? In this online, interactive game from Oxfam, Republic of You, learners create their own nations, take on the role of leader and decide whether to listen to their advisors.
- Game (free)
- PDF (free)
- Powerpoint (free)
These materials from Oxfam Australia are aimed at pupils in Australian secondary schools but could be adapted for use in schools outside Australia. The teaching resources include film clips, a poster, blogs, case studies and an action guide. They show where a variety of fair trade items come from that are sold in Australia’s Oxfam […]
Global Express is a teaching resource from Oxfam Intermón (Spain) which explores different global themes. This particular issue explores how basic social and human rights are necessary to combat poverty and inequality.
Teaching pack in German around the theme of food and nutrition (title translates as ‘Think globally, eat differently’). Website includes details of pack and useful links on the theme.
This lesson plan, with supporting background information and brief case studies, is produced by Plan UK. It aims to help teachers and students explore the global issue of girls’ rights.
- PDF (free)
The Global Advocate Exhibition from Leeds Development Education Centre features 9 inspiring case studies of children and adults taking action for a fairer world. The accompanying teachers’ pack (including DVD) supports work around diversity, design.
- Teacher's Pack (£14.99)
This resource is designed to complement the National Curriculum, especially in the area of Key Stage 3 Citizenship and for AS/2 Government and Politics. It enables students to explore the way pressure groups function and how they can take ‘informed a
- Book (free)
Aims to support teaching about human rights in secondary schools. Includes teachers’ handbook and 5 presentations and factsheets for students. Topics covered: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,
- Website (free)
CAABU is the Council for Arab-British Understanding. The lesson plans on their website are in two sections: Arabs, Islam and stereotypes; Palestine and Israel. The lessons promote an understanding of Arab and Middle Eastern people and culture, and
This is a very good, well-produced, comprehensive, active learning resource for helping students to investigate interdependence and social justice. It is set within the island of Ireland and at the international scale.
- Book (£15)
This is an excellent resource for teaching about the Holocaust. It traces the history of anti-semitism, and includes the experiences of gypsies, homosexuals, people with disabilities and others who were persecuted. Themes of collaboration, indifference, obedience, dehumanisation, resistance and rescue are explored.
- Book (£22.99)
This is a really excellent and innovative anti-racist and interactive resource of value in any secondary school or other youth/community setting. It is organised in five main interlinked sections: images, memories, people, places (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, USA and eight key locations in the UK), and visions.
- CD-ROM (£42.55)