Why Comics? Education Charity brings contemporary humanitarian and social issues (such as racism, conflict, migration, bullying, trafficking and climate change) into the classroom through interactive literary comic books based on real-life testimony.
Teaching ideas and useful links
Using this set of British Red Cross resources young people (ages 14 to 16+) can uncover the human stories, emotions and feeling of those who were involved in World War One. It comprises a film showing the moments before going ‘over the top’ plus supporting teaching activities.
Amnesty International has developed a range of teaching resources to accompany film screenings of films including:Slumdog Millionaire, Blood Diamond, The Kite Runner, Hotel Rwanda, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Good and Persepolis.
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.
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).
The news is a great global dimension resource.
The Football Remembers education pack for teachers is designed to offer support and resources for pupils learning about the Truce events that took place in 1914, during the First World War.
Rosemary Clarke from the One World Centre, Isle of Man, reports on the film competition they ran this year for primary schools.
This website aims to bring documentaries into UK secondary schools. It features clips from a range of excellent documentary films exploring many different social and global issues. There are detailed lesson plans accompanying the clips