IRIN Films – humanitarian news and analysis

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

HIV / AIDS

World AIDS Day Ribbon image

According to UNICEF, every minute one child dies and four children lose a parent due to an AIDS-related illness. HIV/AIDS is surrounded by murky layers of prejudice and misunderstanding, so it’s important to teach about this issue in order to create a safer, fairer and healthier world.

The World Cup: A Fair Game?

Fully updated for 2018, this cross-curricular resource for 9-14 year olds uses the World Cup to develop critical thinking around issues of fairness and equality.

Worldmapper

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

Mapping Our World

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.

WaterAid Teaching Materials

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.