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Exploring the world together at home. ThoughtBox believe that all children benefit from spending quality time with those around them, connecting and having conversations about the things that really matter. ThoughtBox have therefore planned a 30 day learning programme for you and your family to explore the world together at home, inquiring into a variety […]

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Learners will be introduced to eight young people interviewed by Young Lives researchers, two from each of the four Young Lives countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam). Learners will investigate the lives of these young people in more detail and write summaries about their lives. Finally learners w ill start to think about and […]

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This is a great geography Key Stage 4 resource as well as one that is useful for youth group settings. We live in a world in which people’s lives are linked across continents and countries. Much of our food and its ingredients travel long distances before we put it on our plate. But what do […]

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International Women’s Day and Teach Starter’s resources support teachers to encouraged students to actively engage in conversations and experiences that equip them to question stereotypes and bias, and celebrate women’s achievements. Quick and easy, yet informative and reliable classroom resources to help students learn about and explore gender-related issues. Download these incredibly useful resources to […]

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The activity explores the history of European colonisation through studying maps and globes. It considers the way in which the earth can be measured – distance, area and so on and addresses how maps as spatial representations can intentionally or otherwise mislead us in our view of the world.   Global citizenship competences addressed:  […]

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This activity supports a discussion amongst children with teachers about crisis and solidarity in the local setting and how it relates to economic crisis in society. The risk of debt and the consequences for people who borrow money are considered. The children then explore how money can be conceived of in terms of an alternative […]

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Use photographs, stories and facts to develop empathy and increase your learners’ understanding of the issues facing refugees. Learn more about the experiences of refugees across the world. Develop an action plan to meet the Global Citizenship Challenge whilst making a difference in your local community. Download: Activity 1: Human Connections (256kB) Think about how […]

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Use statistics and data to introduce your learners to inequality and think critically about this global issue. Delve deeper with a case study of the Brazilian government which has tried to reduce inequality.
Encourage learners to collaborate and develop their own opinions. Create an action plan to meet their Global Citizenship Challenge and explore inequality locally.

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Explore the importance of education. Inspire your learners to create change. Use engaging photos, case studies and statistics to learn about education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Take a participatory approach and imagine the experiences of learners in other countries before creating an action plan to meet the Global Citizenship Challenge for the Welsh Baccalaureate.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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Everybody deserves to have their basic needs met. This lesson kit focuses on the difference between wants and needs, helping students to identify what all humans need to live a decent life.

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Take a trip to rural Sierra Leone to find out about the cocoa farmers who are working to protect the Gola rainforest from deforestation.
This is a role play assembly for secondary schools. It is designed for three student narrators.

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This story will transport you to a farm in Western Sierra Leone where you will have the chance to meet an inspiring cocoa farmer named Lucia Mansaray. Lucia’s Story is a fantastic way to teach students about the Gola Rainforest, forest friendly cocoa farming and Fairtrade Premium. At the end of the story you will […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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