What should work be like? What makes work decent? Explore what different factors contribute towards making work decent or good. Over the course of two engaging and participatory sessions learners will be able to consider their own and other people’s ideas about the world of work and develop their own opinions. Learners will explore ideas […]
Martin Luther King famously once said “before you finish eating breakfast in the morning you’ve depended on more than half the world”.
Globingo (or ‘Find Someone Who’) is a fun starter activity to explore some of the ways in which we are connected to people in other countries – from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.
- Game (free)
- Word (free)
This story will transport you to a village in Western Sierra Leone where you will have the chance to meet Beshey Konneh, a 14-year-old-boy whose parents are cocoa farmers.
Beshey’s Story is a fantastic way to teach students about daily life in rural Sierra Leone, different types of agriculture in the country, and the difference between cash crops and subsistence crops. At the end of the story you will find a list of suggested follow-up activities to consolidate student learning.
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 […]
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.
- Website (Free)
These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Cities Day.
This website supports teachers in developing and embedding global learning through the KS3 History curriculum in England (ages 11-14). It has a large number of downloadable PDFs, PowerPoints, worksheets, schemes of learning and reflection tools.
Written by a team of four British teachers and edited at the Embassy of Brazil, this website provides a set of free, up-to-date educational resources about Brazil for teachers and pupils in British schools.
This website consists of 100 resources based on objects selected from museums in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and from the British Museum. It has been funded by the DfE to help equip teachers to teach the new history curriculum.
Siemens is a global engineering and electronics company working in four business sectors: energy, industry, healthcare and infrastructure & cities. It has developed a range of interesting and challenging Schemes of Work for Key Stages 3 & 4 (ages 11-16) based on the technologies it is developing in these sectors.
Reframing Rio looks at the promises made in the 1992 Earth Summit and at what has happened in the 20 years since then. By following the lives of 11 children in 10 different countries around the world, a series of short films provides an overview of
- Website (free)
This module focuses on China as an emerging global power with huge manufacturing capabilities and a rising consumer culture. China is expected to be the largest economy in the world by 2040, but this success has not trickled down through the whole of
Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? In this DVD, residents of Dhaka’s slums show how extreme industrial pollution is destroying their environment and health.
- DVD (£45)
Our Africa is a website developed by SOS Children, a charity that has been working in Africa for the past 40 years. The aim of this ambitious project is to let children across Africa film their lives and countries the way they see them.
- Website (free)
- Website (free)
These free online resources from the British Museum support the teaching of the history of Africa and the history of the British Empire. They draw on the British Museum’s collection, including illustrations, photographs, textual sources and research.
Free online teaching resource based on the documentary film ‘The End Of The Line’ which explores the effect of overfishing on the world’s oceans. Features a range of activities including key scene analysis and exploration of issues such as the impact
Free online teaching resource based on the documentary film A Crude Awakening, and designed to explore issues relating to the world’s oil reserves. Provides an opportunity to engage with the issues raised by the documentary and consider the approach
This website aims to provide efficient and comprehensive access to statistical data on world issues. You select a subject from the top menu and watch the countries on the map change their size according to the data
Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available to people in the developing world. They provide detailed technical information on a variety of subjects ranging from how to make jams and pickles to how to build a flood-proof house or an aerial ropeway.
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)