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This class activity is part of a series of resources designed to accompany our Global Learning Wallplanner. Each Class Activity explores a different monthly value highlighted in the Wallplanner, with the aim of deepening understanding of the relevance of these themes to both global issues, and students’ daily lives. The Class Activity resource below explores January’s […]

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Teaching for sustainable development through ethical global issues pedagogy: A resource for secondary teachers. This resource contains guidance on how to teach about complex global issues, think critically about the causes of the issues, who they effect, and how they are being handled. It includes several through provoking and engaging teaching resources accompanied with student […]

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It’s a universal truth that a picture tells a thousand words. Images and artefacts can help bring your lessons to life. They can challenge stereotypes, engender empathy and increase your learners’ understanding of other countries and cultures.
Explore how to effectively use photographs in your lessons to foster debate and promote positive images of the countries you’re learning about.

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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

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Global days

Use Think Global’s new global wallplanner for 2018-2019 to plan for global learning in your school. The theme for this year is Ethical Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals. The wallplanner features colourful photos showcasing a range of ethical traders, producers and suppliers from all around the world, along with a poster of the Global Goals.

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UN International Days

During the course of a year, the UN observes a number of ‘International Days’ to raise awareness of global issues and to encourage action by governments and communities. This resource brings these issues to life in the classroom, with ideas on how young people in the UK can contribute to resolving them.

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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

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This free, downloadable booklet from UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award team breaks down some common myths and misconceptions about children’s rights which have arisen in their work with teachers, parents and school communities.

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This photo-based picture book for ages 4 and above takes a look at the thousands of children around the world forced to leave their homes due to war and conflict.

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Getting with the Act

Published by the British Institute of Human Rights, this easy-to-read eBook will take you on a whistlestop tour of where our human rights came from, how they’re protected in the UK by the Human Rights Act, and the difference our Human Rights Act has made in real life in the 15 years that it has been in force.

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The Way to School

This beautiful picture book for young readers is full of stunning photos from around the world showing the the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school.

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The State of the World's Water

This ‘atlas of water’ maps the competing claims on limited water supplies – made by farmers, industrialists and householders – and investigates the uses and abuses of the resource, as well as the vexed question of how it can be equitably managed.

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Dollar Street

This fantastic online photo-resource features photos from over 240 families living in 50 countries around the world. The site arranges them all on a street called Dollar Street, in order of their monthly income. Select from 100 topics to compare photos showing aspects of everyday life, often surprisingly similar for people on the same income level across cultures and continents.

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Your Life, My Life

What makes you jump for joy, or laugh out loud? These 15 short films were filmed in some of the countries Oxfam works in, and they celebrate fun and games. Suitable for ages 5 to 9, they provide a snapshot into other children’s lives and help us all think about our human connections.

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CAFOD Refugee Resources (Primary)

The Catholic aid charity CAFOD has developed a range of activities including film and PowerPoint to help children explore the refugee crisis in Europe.

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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.

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Fair's Fair

This booklet and accompanying teacher notes have been produced by York Fair Trade Forum to tell the stories of some of the many people over the years who have championed social justice and fair trade.

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Social and Solidarity Economy

This photo-teaching resource accompanies Think Global’s 2016-2017 Global Wallplanner. It uses 24 colourful, real-life photos to explore the ‘Social and Solidarity Economy’ – a movement that seeks to alleviate poverty through community empowerment, mutual benefit and economic growth.

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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.

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