Global learning lenses on the world

Global learning lenses on the world

This resource was created by and for teachers to support work on some key issues: food and hunger, poverty and wealth, and sustainable development. They offer ‘lenses’ through which to view these issues and ideas for constructive action on the local and global stage.

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread is a STEM challenge from Practical Action suitable for 7-16 year old learners. Pupils research work being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases around the world (including the Global Goals) , then design, build and test a model of a hand washing device.

Global Food Security

Global Food Security

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It provides scientific background information and learning activities on the issues surrounding food security, and the impact of a growing global population on food production.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy: How can we keep the lights on?

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It focuses on the topic of renewable energy and has a range of activity ideas to help students age 7 to 14 discuss and explore the subject in more depth.

Global Goals

Practical action global goals

Practical Action has produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) and their targets; why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them.

CAFOD Factsheets

CAFOD Factsheets

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD has produced a set of useful factsheets on a range of development issues. These are great for research, homework or a brief overview of some major themes in global development.

Design for a better world

Design for a better world

This is a set of resources from Practical Action which presents a global design challenge for students aged 11-14 years.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It is centred on how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and has lots of activity ideas to help students aged 7 to 14 investigate and explore the subject in more depth.

Sustainable Development Goals

This resource from the British Council challenges you and your students (perhaps working with partner schools) to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and think of practical solutions to contribute to a more sustainable world.