Magic squares have been created and used by many different cultures since ancient times. They have a beauty and symmetry that can give satisfaction to those who enjoy solving puzzles. They can also give important messages about balance and interdependence and have led to applications in various areas of life. (See the section at the […]
The activity explores the history of European colonisation through studying maps and globes. It considers the way in which the earth can be measured – distance, area and so on and addresses how maps as spatial representations can intentionally or otherwise mislead us in our view of the world. Global citizenship competences addressed: […]
This activity supports a discussion amongst children with teachers about crisis and solidarity in the local setting and how it relates to economic crisis in society. The risk of debt and the consequences for people who borrow money are considered. The children then explore how money can be conceived of in terms of an alternative […]
The students discuss the distribution of land use patterns in different countries and, at the same time, get into the topic of ratios. The climatic and geographical differences in terms of land use are also addressed. They work with data and get to know advantages and disadvantages of simplification and modelling and question the use […]
A reading list provided by World Book Day of books to help students of all ages develop empathy.
Use statistics and data to introduce your learners to inequality and think critically about this global issue. Delve deeper with a case study of the Brazilian government which has tried to reduce inequality.
Encourage learners to collaborate and develop their own opinions. Create an action plan to meet their Global Citizenship Challenge and explore inequality locally.
Explore the importance of education. Inspire your learners to create change. Use engaging photos, case studies and statistics to learn about education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Take a participatory approach and imagine the experiences of learners in other countries before creating an action plan to meet the Global Citizenship Challenge for the Welsh Baccalaureate.
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.
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.
This toolkit supports educators and young people to develop and apply critical thinking skills to the ever-changing demands of online and offline communication. Aimed at KS3, but includes useful ideas for all ages.
Section 1 provides background information about how this resource came to be and how it links with UK education practice and priorities.
Section 2 provides activities and ideas to inspire lesson planning and enhance schemes of work. It can be adapted for use in assemblies, tutor time, PSHE, collapsed timetable, school linking days or for the training of digital leaders within school or out of school settings.