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.
With its focus on a richly diverse range of texts to promote critical thinking, Diverse Shorts fills a gap in the educational experience of today’s secondary pupils and offers challenging material by renowned authors writing about issues important to the world today.
Tree Power provides Key Stage 2 teachers with eight interlinked sessions to deliver with their class. The pack combines the two educational strands of development education (global learning) and outdoor education, to enable children to become both (informed) Tree Explorers and (active) Tree Guardians.
The British Red Cross have produced 2 teaching activities, for ages 11-19 which provides learners with the opportunity to reflect on the crisis by considering some of the individuals involved and thinking about what people really need in a situation like this.
Oxfam’s resources include practical activities to explore the crisis, films, and a slideshow with pictures from Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, enabling pupils to learn more about the needs of people in a refugee camp.
A topic-based online resource that puts literacy and critical thinking at the heart of primary teaching. Each topic starts with a story and then takes a cross-curricular journey exploring the theme using lesson ideas and resources.
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.
Resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13-18 to the rules of international humanitarian law. Shows how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and prevent / reduce suffering and devastation caused by war.
This is a collection of secondary lesson plans from CND Peace Education that focus around the Cuban missile crisis, events in 1962 referred to as “the most dangerous moment in human history” by historian Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, and still resonating today. The lesson plans and activities link to a wide range of curriculum subjects.
What makes you jump for joy, or laugh out loud? These 15 short films were filmed in some of the countries Oxfam works in, and they celebrate fun and games. Suitable for ages 5 to 9, they provide a snapshot into other children’s lives and help us all think about our human connections.