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Oxfam’s ‘Stand as One’ film and teaching materials inspire students to think about our similarities and what we all need to have a good life. Build empathy with refugees and imagine what it would be like to leave everything behind.

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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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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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Oxfam’s youth leadership resources outline how young people in the UK can take action to make sure that Syria’s children, who make up half of refugees, are Seen and Heard. The project involves peer teaching, organising a postcard petition and meeting their MP. On 15 March 2020 it will be nine years since the conflict […]

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The conflict in Syria has internally displaced 4.25 million Syrians and 1.9 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon. This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world; a crisis that currently threatens to outstrip its humanitarian response.
Oxfam’s schools resources outline the impact of the crisis on refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan, and suggest how young people in the UK can effectively respond.

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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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How should the international community respond when poverty and conflict combine to create a crisis? Learn about the “unseen emergency” in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. Raise awareness in your school or community and influence MPs to help prevent the crisis worsening. On 9 July 2011 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan but celebrations […]

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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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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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Global citizenship is all about encouraging young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world. Ideal for use at the start of the academic year, school term or a new topic, the following activities support learners aged 7 to 14 to develop some of the key elements of […]

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Philosophy for Global Learning has been created as a flexible and practical resource for teachers of all levels of experience. It is for those who want to teach global awareness to children through the structure of Philosophy for Children. Philosophy for Global Learning is aimed for use with children in Key Stage 2 but some […]

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Who in the World Am I is a resource pack for teachers and children who want to actively explore their own identity from the personal right through to being part of a family, a community, a country and becoming a global citizen. The activities develop progressively through the global learning themes of valuing diversity and […]

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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. […]

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This resource was produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, for lesson planning during Refugee Week.

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Every minute 30 people are forced from their homes. This animation encourages children and young people to reflect on journeys made in history and by their own families. It explains that the refugee crisis is global, yet the vast majority of refugees stay close to their home countries.

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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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Migration resource front cover

In 2017 578,000 people migrated to the UK, making us the 5th most popular country to emigrate to. Headlines about the ‘immigration crisis’ continue to dominate the media. But do your students understand what this means in reality?

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Young Citizen's brexit resource

In partnership with the European Parliament, Young Citizens have produced a new classroom resource: Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – A free resource pack for schools.

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The British Red Cross has developed a resource for 7-14 year-olds to help increase their knowledge and understanding of what life can be like for refugees and asylum seekers.

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CAFOD is asking schools and groups to organise walks this summer as part of the ‘Share the Journey’ campaign in support of refugees. Take a look at the PDF guide for schools.

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