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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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We all want to live in a place of safety with our loved ones. A place we can call home. But conflict, disaster and poverty has made home a distant memory for millions of people. Use these cross-curricular teaching ideas to support learners to strengthen their enquiry skills, think critically about why some people are […]

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Inspire learners to come together creatively and innovatively to create change. Use engaging case studies, key facts and statistics to help learners gain a firm understanding of maternal health care in Ghana.
Take a participatory approach to encourage learners to collaborate and form opinions, and guide them through the creation of an action plan to meet their Global Citizenship Challenge.

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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.

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The lesson focuses on the benefits of the Fairtrade Premium and how this encourages sustainable community development. It encourages students to develop skills of cooperation, teamwork, leadership and problem solving through engaging in role play. Accompanying producer profiles coming soon.

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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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This story will transport you to a farm in Côte d’Ivoire where you will have the chance to meet an inspiring cocoa farmer named Therese Kouame.

Therese’s story on powerpoint is a fantastic way to teach students about cocoa farming in Cote d’Ivoire, basic human needs and the importance of a living income for cocoa farmers. At the end of the story you will find a list of suggested follow-up activities to consolidate student learning.

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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.

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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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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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This detailed resource from the University of Manchester investigates the impact of climate change on urban areas, focusing on the real-life stories of families living in informal settlements in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.

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These short documentary films from the United Nations’ Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs present forgotten humanitarian crises. Examples include hard-hitting topics such as: problems with recent elections in Kenya, female

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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

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This free BAFTA-winning website from Oxfam explores the idea of maps, and how they affect our perspective on the world. The website includes several highly addictive games which follow the trail of the cartoon character Moley.

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WaterAid has a range of free, online teaching materials for primary and secondary schools, all about global water and sanitation issues. Cross-curricular themes explore global issues around access to clean, safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

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Global days

Use Think Global’s new global wallplanner for 2018-2019 to plan for global learning in your school. The theme for this year is Ethical Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals. The wallplanner features colourful photos showcasing a range of ethical traders, producers and suppliers from all around the world, along with a poster of the Global Goals.

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