The activity supports the development of geometric understanding through the use of two dimensional shapes in cultural and religious symbolism and though their use in architecture, particularly in the use of tiling. Throughout there are opportunities for exploring how symbolic representations are underpinned by ideas and beliefs. Global citizenship competences addressed appreciate different perspectives […]
This activity is designed to build a learning group where everybody matters and everyone has an equal role to play. It offers an embodied experience of multiples and factors, common multiples, primes and co-primes. Global citizenship competences addressed: positive interactions with people who are different take constructive action for social well-being communication […]
The activity explores the history of European colonisation through studying maps and globes. It considers the way in which the earth can be measured – distance, area and so on and addresses how maps as spatial representations can intentionally or otherwise mislead us in our view of the world. Global citizenship competences addressed: […]
A reading list provided by World Book Day of books to help students of all ages develop empathy.
With links to the English, Geography and PSHE curricula, these activities encourage learners aged 7-14 to think critically and widen the scope of the stories they know about other people and cultures, not just on World Book Day but throughout the school year. Useful resources and web links, as well as a suggested book list, […]
Oxfam’s ‘Stand as One’ film and teaching materials inspire students to think about our similarities and what we all need to have a good life. Build empathy with refugees and imagine what it would be like to leave everything behind.
Use photographs, stories and facts to develop empathy and increase your learners’ understanding of the issues facing refugees. Learn more about the experiences of refugees across the world. Develop an action plan to meet the Global Citizenship Challenge whilst making a difference in your local community. Download: Activity 1: Human Connections (256kB) Think about how […]
Discover the rich breadth of ways in which learners can engage with the SDGs.
If you made a list of goals to make our world a better place, what would be on it? Ending poverty? Tackling climate change and environmental degradation? Achieving gender equality? What would be your priorities and why?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of education about and for the SDGs.
Oxfam’s youth leadership resources outline how young people in the UK can take action to make sure that Syria’s children, who make up half of refugees, are Seen and Heard. The project involves peer teaching, organising a postcard petition and meeting their MP. On 15 March 2020 it will be nine years since the conflict […]
The conflict in Syria has internally displaced 4.25 million Syrians and 1.9 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon. This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world; a crisis that currently threatens to outstrip its humanitarian response.
Oxfam’s schools resources outline the impact of the crisis on refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan, and suggest how young people in the UK can effectively respond.