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: […]
This activity supports a discussion amongst children with teachers about crisis and solidarity in the local setting and how it relates to economic crisis in society. The risk of debt and the consequences for people who borrow money are considered. The children then explore how money can be conceived of in terms of an alternative […]
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 […]
How should the international community respond when poverty and conflict combine to create a crisis? Learn about the “unseen emergency” in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. Raise awareness in your school or community and influence MPs to help prevent the crisis worsening. On 9 July 2011 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan but celebrations […]
The world is experiencing an enormous refugee crisis with 65 million people having been forced to flee their homes. Thousands of people have made terrifying journeys trying to find safety and claim asylum in another country.
Use this quiz to learn more about the current refugee crisis, and understand the difference between refugees and asylum seekers. Encourage empathy with refugees and explore the stories behind the headlines.
This teaching pack for secondary schools aims to develop awareness and understanding of the UN and the global issues it tackles. It has 5 lessons on the UN: working for us all; keeping the peace; fighting poverty; promoting human rights; Model UN.
Oxfam’s resources include practical activities to explore the crisis, films, and a slideshow with pictures from Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, enabling pupils to learn more about the needs of people in a refugee camp.
This website supports teachers in developing and embedding global learning through the KS3 History curriculum in England (ages 11-14). It has a large number of downloadable PDFs, PowerPoints, worksheets, schemes of learning and reflection tools.