Persepolis

Free online resource based on the film Persepolis – a poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. Includes activities designed to stimulate debate and encourage consideratio

A Crude Awakening

Free online teaching resource based on the documentary film A Crude Awakening, and designed to explore issues relating to the world’s oil reserves. Provides an opportunity to engage with the issues raised by the documentary and consider the approach

Newsthink

This free, regular email from the British Red Cross is an excellent resource for teachers wanting to include current affairs within their teaching. You can choose from a variety of content, which is ready to use and easily adaptable.

Makutano Junction

Makutano Junction

Makutano Junction is a Kenyan-produced TV soap opera which aims to entertain and educate English-speaking African audiences. These teaching materials are based around the series. Issues include social justice, human rights, youth and relationships,

Learning about Human Rights – Teaching Pack

Aims to support teaching about human rights in secondary schools. Includes teachers’ handbook and 5 presentations and factsheets for students. Topics covered: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,

People of the Great War

This educational resource was produced to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War. It aims to show how the war of 1914-1918 changed the lives of ordinary people and shaped the modern world.

TrueTube

TrueTube is a free online resource for schools providing a platform for debate on social, ethical and political issues. It is aimed at RE, PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 and 4. Short video clips encourage young people to think, discuss and enga

CAABU lesson plans

CAABU is the Council for Arab-British Understanding. The lesson plans on their website are in two sections: Arabs, Islam and stereotypes; Palestine and Israel. The lessons promote an understanding of Arab and Middle Eastern people and culture, and

Making Sense of World Conflicts

This extensive resource from Oxfam is suitable for upper secondary teaching in English, Citizenship, PSHE and Media Studies. The book includes 22 lesson plans that focus on a number of themes related to conflict.

Shooting Dogs

This free resource from Film Education is based around the film Shooting Dogs, which explores the atrocity of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide through a fictional story set in a school, where a British priest and teacher become caught up in the violence. The activities explore the historical background to the genocide and, more generally, colonialism. […]