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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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Purchasing Power Activity Kit

This Think Global activity kit for Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) helps teachers and learners to explore the concept of a supply chain and the impacts of each stage; analyse the people and resources behind a product; and investigate how the decisions consumers make affect the way companies behave.

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Tax, Fairness and Philosophy for Children

To get pupils aged 7-14 thinking about fairness, equality and community ActionAid has teamed up with SAPERE, the creators of ‘Philosophy for Children’ (P4C) resources, to create these activities exploring tax injustice.

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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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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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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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Pathways of Women’s Empowerment is a research programme established in 2006 with the aim of understanding and influencing efforts to bring about positive change in women’s lives. This platform uses the findings to support teaching about gender issues

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This resource real-world case studies from Oxfam’s work with Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas and has learning activities to engage students on issues of Australian and global health and human development.

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What responsibilities do banks have when making investment decisions overseas? How can big business operations leave local communities in developing countries homeless and hungry? And how can consumers and young people influence their decisions?

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This is a seven-module series produced by Oxfam Canada, examining poverty and power, women’s rights, humanitarian emergencies, HIV and AIDS, food security, water, and climate change through a gender lens.

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Explore the power of music with this cross-curricular teaching resource for ages 7–11. Raising Her Voice is an exciting series of lessons that inspire learners to explore the role of music in social change.

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Bring maths to life with this resource for 8-12-year-olds which supports the maths curriculum using real-life data. By learning about children from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, pupils explore issues of poverty and inequality.

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The eight case studies in this resource tell rue stories of children and young people in Nicaragua organising and taking action on social justice issues in their communities to defend their own and other children’s human rights.

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This cross-curricular teachers’ pack contains eight Amnesty lesson plans to teach about human rights. They can be stand-alone or used in planning themed or drop-down days across the school. The accompanying CD-ROM contains all the resources together

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The purpose of these resources is to describe and explain changing human processes through a study of inequalities in the global distribution of wealth in the era of modern globalisation. After mapping where the very wealthiest people live, students will ask why people in some countries are gaining wealth faster than others. The resources will also raise important questions about the nature of global citizenship and the importance of money for quality of life (and happiness).

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CAFOD Sport Activities (Primary)

The Catholic aid charity CAFOD has developed a range of primary teaching resources available free online, which highlight the importance of sport in development. They draw on CAFOD’s work in a number of different countries.

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This cross-curricular teaching pack for ages 9-14 brings alive the concepts of human rights, equality and fairness by telling stories of people who make sports goods in poorer countries, often working with few rights, and for poverty wages.

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An excellent resource which looks at the causes and effects of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and famine and explores why the poorest are affected most by such disasters. Simple but authorative explanations about disasters and those who are affected

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