This toolkit supports educators and young people to develop and apply critical thinking skills to the ever-changing demands of online and offline communication. Aimed at KS3, but includes useful ideas for all ages.
Section 1 provides background information about how this resource came to be and how it links with UK education practice and priorities.
Section 2 provides activities and ideas to inspire lesson planning and enhance schemes of work. It can be adapted for use in assemblies, tutor time, PSHE, collapsed timetable, school linking days or for the training of digital leaders within school or out of school settings.
Why Comics? Education Charity brings contemporary humanitarian and social issues (such as racism, conflict, migration, bullying, trafficking and climate change) into the classroom through interactive literary comic books based on real-life testimony.
This comprehensive resource is designed to help staff in primary and secondary schools gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to create a safer learning environment for LGBT+ young people and their families.
Two one-hour lessons for students to use UN Convention Against Torture definitions to judge which interrogation techniques amount to torture, then consider whether governments should be allowed to interrogate terrorist suspects using these methods.
- PDF (free)
- PDF (free)
This resource enables teachers to explore the human rights of sexual and gender minority groups with children and young people.
Letterbox Library is a not-for-profit social enterprise and co-operative that has been running for nearly 30 years and specialises in multicultural and inclusive children’s books. Their books are sourced from a range of UK and overseas publishers and
- Book (£5)
This is a very simple story, about a small creature who does his best to join in with the others. But he’s different. No matter how he tries, he just doesn’t belong.
- Book (£6.99)
This secondary teaching resource aims to raise awareness of the issue of early and forced marriages. Its starting point is a short animated film based on the true story of a young British girl whose family tried to force her into marriage.
- Website (free)
This teaching resource from the British Red Cross allows students aged 14-16 to explore issues of fairness and justice through the lens of international humanitarian law (IHL). It helps students see the bigger picture in conflict situations and approach controversial issues through different perspectives.
A series of photocopiable resource books which aim to “improve awareness of today’s social issues”. Each one covers a variety of different opinions on the subject in question, drawing information from a wide range of sources.
- Book (£7.95)
This resource contains a set of 12 tried and tested lesson plans designed to teach citizenship from a human rights perspective, and encourages students to explore the role of human rights in everyday life.
- Book (free)
A resource booklet which introduces teachers and others to the concepts of global citizenship and forum theatre. It includes step-by-step session plans with information on getting started, warm-up games, exercises and activities.