IRIN Films – humanitarian news and analysis

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

HIV / AIDS

World AIDS Day Ribbon image

According to UNICEF, every minute one child dies and four children lose a parent due to an AIDS-related illness. HIV/AIDS is surrounded by murky layers of prejudice and misunderstanding, so it’s important to teach about this issue in order to create a safer, fairer and healthier world.

WaterAid Teaching Materials

WaterAid has a range of free, online teaching materials for primary and secondary schools, all about global water and sanitation issues. Cross-curricular themes explore global issues around access to clean, safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

Ditch the Dirt

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.

Gapminder

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

CAFOD Primary resources website

CAFOD Primary Schools website

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.

An Exploration of Children’s Rights

An exploration of children's rights

From UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools team, this is a pack of 10 secondary assembly presentations enabling teachers to explore children’s rights with young people aged 11 and upwards.