Global learning lenses on the world

Global learning lenses on the world

This resource was created by and for teachers to support work on some key issues: food and hunger, poverty and wealth, and sustainable development. They offer ‘lenses’ through which to view these issues and ideas for constructive action on the local and global stage.

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread is a STEM challenge from Practical Action suitable for 7-16 year old learners. Pupils research work being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases around the world (including the Global Goals) , then design, build and test a model of a hand washing device.

Global Food Security

Global Food Security

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It provides scientific background information and learning activities on the issues surrounding food security, and the impact of a growing global population on food production.

Rising Sea Levels

Rising Sea Levels

This resource has been developed by The British Council, in partnership with The Royal Society, to enhance science learning in schools. It provides scientific background to the issue of climate change and the challenges faced by rising sea levels.

Climate Change and Global Learning

Climate Change and Global Learning

This activity kit develops Key Stage 2 pupils’ understanding of the human impact of climate change, encouraging them to recognise how climate change and other global issues are interlinked, and to recognise their role in tackling this challenge.

Smoky Homes

Smoky Homes

This STEM project from Practical Action provides a real-life context for upper primary pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy: How can we keep the lights on?

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It focuses on the topic of renewable energy and has a range of activity ideas to help students age 7 to 14 discuss and explore the subject in more depth.

Amazon rainforest: complete teaching packages

Amazon rainforest package

These are complete Amazon rainforest packages from ActionAid for Key Stages 1 and 2. You’ll receive worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the people who live in the Amazon rainforest.

Water for the World

Water for the World

This activity from Practical Action helps pupils to find out about access to water and build their own filters. Working in teams pupils explore issues around access to water and cleaning water around the world. This is followed by a hands-on activity where they build their own water filters with different sets of resources depending on which country they represent.