It’s a universal truth that a picture tells a thousand words. Images and artefacts can help bring your lessons to life. They can challenge stereotypes, engender empathy and increase your learners’ understanding of other countries and cultures.
Explore how to effectively use photographs in your lessons to foster debate and promote positive images of the countries you’re learning about.
Global food issues are complex. While supplies have surpassed population growth, 821 million people still go to bed hungry every night. This resource will help learners aged 7-11 to understand how global supply chains currently work; where our food comes from, and some of the challenges facing the small-scale farmers who produce it. Learners can […]
Get your learners thinking about justice, equity, and sustainability with these assembly ideas on Global Citizenship themes. Topics include reducing waste, co-operation, our links with others across the world, diversity, and local and global news. There’s also an assembly calendar to help you keep up to date with hot topics.
Classroom activities on Global Citisenship themes for teachers of children under 5. Activities develop an understanding of the importance of friendship, of the similarities between people, and help to enhance self-esteem and cultivate feelings of responsibility towards our world. The lessons are designed to slot easily into the existing curriculum.
Classroom activities on Global Citizenship themes for learners aged 7-11. Activities develop an understanding of how interconnected our world is, the importance of challenging stereotypes, and develop an awareness of events occurring in the world. The lessons are designed to develop social justice, equity, and sustainability themes within the existing curriculum.
Classroom activities on Global Citizenship themes for learners aged 5-7. Activities develop an understanding of concepts such as ‘rich’ and ‘poor’, the origins of food, and how we can make a difference. The lessons are designed to develop understanding of justice, equality and sustainability within the existing curriculum.
Use this short resource to gain a snapshot into the lives of children around the world. Learners can use real data, case studies and photographs to develop empathy and investigate the effects of inequality and poverty on children’s opportunities. They can then think critically about inequality and hone their skills with specific curriculum-linked sessions. These […]
Global citizenship is all about encouraging young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world. Ideal for use at the start of the academic year, school term or a new topic, the following activities support learners aged 7 to 14 to develop some of the key elements of […]
Learners will increase their awareness of what tax is, how the money is spent and our shared responsibility for public services. They will start to understand why it is important to pay tax, and through playing a simulation game, discuss and draw their own conclusions about whether everyone pays their fair share of tax. They will conclude by reflecting on how things might be made fairer.
Young Scot’s Corona virus microsite provides young people with clear explanations of the Corona Virus pandemic, and tips to prevent themselves and others catching COVID-19. It also contains advice for young people who may feel anxious or worried about COVID-19, and on how young people can safely and effectively support their community at this time. […]