8 June every year: Celebrating the ocean and our personal connection to the sea. The world’s ocean – its temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drives the global systems that make the our planet habitable for us. But the ocean is under threat from overfishing, pollution, climate change and acidification. Without change, there is a […]
These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Oceans Day.
This detailed resource from the University of Manchester investigates the impact of climate change on urban areas, focusing on the real-life stories of families living in informal settlements in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.
An exploration of toilets and sanitation issues
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.
Bren Hellier, Education Officer at Practical Action, talks about their work in Turkana, Northern Kenya, and how it became the basis for their new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resource 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.
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.
This new Activity Kit explores Water and the Oceans. With the BBC’s Blue Planet raising awareness of the amount of plastic in our oceans and its damaging effects, this activity kit explores threats to the planet’s oceans and sustainability.
Amber Robinson delivers Water Explorer in the UK, and explains how the schools programme can support students in engaging with the Global Goals.