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These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for the World’s Largest Lesson.

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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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UN International Days

During the course of a year, the UN observes a number of ‘International Days’ to raise awareness of global issues and to encourage action by governments and communities. This resource brings these issues to life in the classroom, with ideas on how young people in the UK can contribute to resolving them.

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This teaching pack for secondary schools aims to develop awareness and understanding of the UN and the global issues it tackles. It has 5 lessons on the UN: working for us all; keeping the peace; fighting poverty; promoting human rights; Model UN.

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This useful website presents development information in an easily accessible format, and would be ideal research material for upper secondary Geography or Economics pupils. The site includes statistics from the United Nations Human Development Report

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Ethical and Sustainable Consumption

This free teaching resource for Key Stages 2 & 3 (ages 7 to 14) accompanies Think Global’s 2017-18 Global Wallplanner. It uses some of the wallplanner photos of seasonal fruit and vegetables to explore the theme of Ethical and Sustainable Consumption.

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Global learning lenses on the world

This resource was created by and for teachers to support work on some key issues: food and hunger, poverty and wealth, and sustainable development. They offer ‘lenses’ through which to view these issues and ideas for constructive action on the local and global stage.

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80-20 Development in an Unequal World

The title of this popular development education resource reflects the fact that over 80% of the world’s population lives in the “Developing World” and less than 20% live in the “Developed World”, but consume far more of the world’s resources.

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Practical action global goals

Practical Action has produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) and their targets; why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them.

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CAFOD Factsheets

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD has produced a set of useful factsheets on a range of development issues. These are great for research, homework or a brief overview of some major themes in global development.

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Social and Solidarity Economy

This photo-teaching resource accompanies Think Global’s 2016-2017 Global Wallplanner. It uses 24 colourful, real-life photos to explore the ‘Social and Solidarity Economy’ – a movement that seeks to alleviate poverty through community empowerment, mutual benefit and economic growth.

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This Activity Kit for KS3&4 (ages 11-16) provides suggestions for teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or ‘Global Goals’) – a set of 17 ambitious targets that aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

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This Activity Kit for KS2 (ages 7-11) provides suggestions for teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or ‘Global Goals’) – a set of 17 ambitious targets that aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all

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New Internationalist is a magazine that has been exploring issues of global justice for over 40 years. This wiki is a free, growing collection of simplified articles from the magazine about global justice. It can be used by teachers of any subject but is probably most useful for English/Literacy and ESOL. As well as the […]

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These schools resources enable students to learn about the recipients of Lendwithcare microfinance loans and the different ways in which the international community can help people living in poverty.

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Global Express is a teaching resource from Oxfam Intermón (Spain) which explores different global themes. This particular issue explores how basic social and human rights are necessary to combat poverty and inequality.

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This guide from UNICEF Canada supports upper secondary school educators to work with young people to take action on climate change. Through thought-provoking activities, students discover how climate change is affecting children around the world

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This toolkit from Plan Canada will help you explore the complex issue of poverty in the developing world, where many children and their families face a daily struggle to meet their basic needs.

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This map, info-graphic and accompanying 20-page briefing paper are part of an education and awareness campaign exploring the different dimensions of world hunger today (including definition, measurement, who’s at risk, causes and debates).

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A website and project that uses documentary film to get people talking about poverty. The collection is made up of 8 long films and 34 shorts by award-winning filmmakers and emerging talents. The stories are moving and thought-provoking

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