Discover the rich breadth of ways in which learners can engage with the SDGs.
If you made a list of goals to make our world a better place, what would be on it? Ending poverty? Tackling climate change and environmental degradation? Achieving gender equality? What would be your priorities and why?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of education about and for the SDGs.
What goes into the food we buy? How can we ensure the farmers, fishers and food processors who work to put food on our shelves are treated fairly?
This interactive resource will help learners aged 11-18 to investigate the human suffering in global food supply chains, and use persuasive writing skills to encourage supermarkets to do better.
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A topic-based online resource that puts literacy and critical thinking at the heart of primary teaching. Each topic starts with a story and then takes a cross-curricular journey exploring the theme using lesson ideas and resources.
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This website for upper primary and lower secondary aged children introduces several environmental themes in simple language. The topics covered include climate change, pollution and protecting the planet. The website also includes interactive quizzes
These inspiring films and lesson plans tell unique stories, based on true events, about some of the animals caught up the First World War, including a koala, an elephant and a camel!
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This colourful book from CAFOD is aimed at Early Years and Key Stage 1 (ages 4-7). It follows a typical day in the life of Bangladeshi schoolboy Musa. With colourful images, the story looks at the beauty and vibrancy of life in Bangladesh.
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This free guidance document will assist schools and colleges with ‘Ethical Purchasing’. It has been developed by the Centre for Global Education York together with the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation.
This website provides background information about the impact of the bushmeat trade in West and Central Africa. Bushmeat – meat from wild animals – is a regular source of food and income for many of West and Central Africa’s poorest inhabitants, but
This free interactive resource from RSPCA Education is linked to GCSE science. It has two main activities designed to stimulate ethical debate and scientific research, and get students thinking about the way we interact with, value and use animals in
A series of photocopiable resource books which aim to “improve awareness of today’s social issues”. Each one covers a variety of different opinions on the subject in question, drawing information from a wide range of sources.
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TrueTube is a free online resource for schools providing a platform for debate on social, ethical and political issues. It is aimed at RE, PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 and 4. Short video clips encourage young people to think, discuss and enga
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The materials in this pack raise awareness of the need for humane and sustainable farming, and explore existing problems with the treatment of farm animals. It contains detailed lesson plans, teacher’s notes, and ideas for classroom discussion.
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A little boy sets off on a round-the-world night train to dreamland with only his toy dog for company. But soon all sorts of endangered animals are asking if they can jump up and join them on their journey.
This series of guides from New Internationalist focuses on a number of topical issues in the world today, and provides a pocket sized reference point for key concepts. The books are unique in how they place today’s issues into a historical context.
As Linda learns about the Maasai people from East Africa in her American inner city school, she feels a strong bond with them. As she goes about her daily life, she imagines what it might be like to be a Masai girl doing similar things.
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A great book which illustrates the well-known message about the interdependence of life attributed to Chief Seattle, a leader of the Northwest Indian Nations nearly 150 years ago.
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I found this collection of eleven folk stories compelling. Collected from Eritrean refugees and Eritrean schools, they live and change as they are told and retold. In creating this book, the stories were told to Sheffield children who quickly related
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