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.
Ditch the Dirt is an exciting new STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.
These resources on the International Women’s Day website support teachers to help students explore gender equality, and think about the extraordinary women in our everyday lives.
There are lots of reasons why you should want your school to gain Fairtrade School status. First of all, you’ll be helping more than five million people – farmers, workers and their families – in developing countries to get a better deal.
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 website, from the international charity CAFOD, includes lots of freebies for teachers. The site includes assembly ideas, downloadable resource packs, quizzes, online activities and stories suitable for using with different age groups.
This education pack is aimed at primary schools and aims to help teachers and pupils to learn about this important spring festival and the back ground to Year of the Dog, whilst exploring Chinese language culture.
These resources, a ‘similarities and differences’ workshop plan and an assembly pack, have been produced by the charity Remembering Srebrenica, which raises awareness of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award encourages schools to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as the basis for enhancing teaching, learning, ethos, attitudes and behaviour. The scheme started in 2004 and is running in 4,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK.
The British Council International School Award supports schools around the UK with embedding international learning into their curricula. The award provides a framework to help schools develop an international dimension.