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.
These short documentary films from the United Nations’ Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs present forgotten humanitarian crises. Examples include hard-hitting topics such as: problems with recent elections in Kenya, female
Use Think Global’s new global wallplanner for 2018-2019 to plan for global learning in your school. The theme for this year is Ethical Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals. The wallplanner features colourful photos showcasing a range of ethical traders, producers and suppliers from all around the world, along with a poster of the Global Goals.
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.
This useful website presents development information in an easily accessible format, and would be ideal research material for upper secondary Geography or Economics pupils. The site includes statistics from the United Nations Human Development Report
This free, downloadable booklet from UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award team breaks down some common myths and misconceptions about children’s rights which have arisen in their work with teachers, parents and school communities.
Published by the British Institute of Human Rights, this easy-to-read eBook will take you on a whistlestop tour of where our human rights came from, how they’re protected in the UK by the Human Rights Act, and the difference our Human Rights Act has made in real life in the 15 years that it has been in force.
This beautiful picture book for young readers is full of stunning photos from around the world showing the the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school.