Get your learners thinking about justice, equity, and sustainability with these assembly ideas on Global Citizenship themes. Topics include reducing waste, co-operation, our links with others across the world, diversity, and local and global news. There’s also an assembly calendar to help you keep up to date with hot topics.
Classroom activities on Global Citisenship themes for teachers of children under 5. Activities develop an understanding of the importance of friendship, of the similarities between people, and help to enhance self-esteem and cultivate feelings of responsibility towards our world. The lessons are designed to slot easily into the existing curriculum.
Use this short resource to gain a snapshot into the lives of children around the world. Learners can use real data, case studies and photographs to develop empathy and investigate the effects of inequality and poverty on children’s opportunities. They can then think critically about inequality and hone their skills with specific curriculum-linked sessions. These […]
Test your learners’ climate consciousness. Climate change is the single greatest threat to the progress which has been made to end poverty. It will most profoundly affect the world’s poorest people who are less able to deal with shocks and have contributed least to the changing climate. This quiz can help your learners explore the […]
Global citizenship is all about encouraging young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world. Ideal for use at the start of the academic year, school term or a new topic, the following activities support learners aged 7 to 14 to develop some of the key elements of […]
An introduction to tax and tax justice.
Learners will increase their awareness of what tax is, how the money is spent and our shared responsibility for public services. They will start to understand why it is important to pay tax, and through playing a simulation game, discuss and draw their own conclusions about whether everyone pays their fair share of tax. They will conclude by reflecting on how things might be made fairer.
Young people frequently face making decisions about a wide range of issues on which there are many different views. Issues like sexuality, religion, bullying, and war can provoke strong, varied and often contradictory responses. This revised and updated version of Oxfam’s popular guide recognises the seismic shifts in social and political contexts in recent years. […]
Teach about the co-operative movement.
This resource helps young people understand the impacts of fast fashion and highlights the difference consumers can make to people’s lives through their buying choices.
In partnership with the European Parliament, Young Citizens have produced a new classroom resource: Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – A free resource pack for schools.