Discover the rich breadth of ways in which learners can engage with the SDGs.
If you made a list of goals to make our world a better place, what would be on it? Ending poverty? Tackling climate change and environmental degradation? Achieving gender equality? What would be your priorities and why?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of education about and for the SDGs.
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
The title of this popular development education resource reflects the fact that over 80% of the world’s population lives in the “Developing World” and less than 20% live in the “Developed World”, but consume far more of the world’s resources.
- Book (£20)
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.
This toolkit from Plan Canada aims to help you explore the issue of HIV/AIDS. In communities where HIV/AIDS is prevalent, children are often denied their rights. The diseases take a toll, sometimes leaving children orphaned and discriminated against.
This book, published by New Internationalist, features over 50 thematic world maps which graphically analyse every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life, from wealth and power, war and peace through to rights, health and the environment.
- Book (£14.99)
An interview with an expert on HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. An estimated 34 million people were estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS, as of 2011. Thirty million of these live in low and middle income countries.
This lesson takes the story of Matia and shows the realities for a group of orphans in Uganda. Pupils are asked to empathise with the orphans’ dilemma and discuss what choice they should make using the scenarios and facts given to them
Launched in March 2005 by Christian Aid and the Irish development agency Trocaire, togetherTV gives individuals in the developing world a rarely heard voice.
- Film (free)
Christian Aid has produced a range of free, ready-to-use multi-faith secondary assemblies that bring global issues of poverty and injustice to life.
Each assembly includes a suggested script on a PDF, with ideas for reflection and further action
These French language resources from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK are free and can be downloaded for use in the classroom. They are short videos accompanied by a transcript and an exercise. The aim is to provide authentic and engaging resources, as well as to raise awareness of MSF’s work in the field
Free online teaching resources based on the film Africa United, which tells the story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream – to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.
This website aims to provide efficient and comprehensive access to statistical data on world issues. You select a subject from the top menu and watch the countries on the map change their size according to the data
Makutano Junction is a Kenyan-produced TV soap opera which aims to entertain and educate English-speaking African audiences. These teaching materials are based around the series. Issues include social justice, human rights, youth and relationships,
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 aims to help modern languages teachers embed global citizenship themes, as well as raising awareness about life in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The resource has been built around four video interviews conducted in French.
This website from the international charity CAFOD, includes lots of freebies for teachers. The site includes assembly ideas, downloadable resource packs, quizzes, online activities, case studies and schemes of work. Suitable for KS3 to post-16.
- Website (free)
- Film (free)
- PDF (free)
TrueTube is a free online resource for schools providing a platform for debate on social, ethical and political issues. It is aimed at RE, PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 and 4. Short video clips encourage young people to think, discuss and enga
This site calls itself “the world’s most popular AIDS website”. It has detailed country information about AIDS and HIV around the world. It includes advice and background information for teachers on addressing the issues of HIV/AIDS in the classroom
These books are suitable for work in many subject areas of secondary teaching, and could also be used to support a link with a school in a developing country. The activities in the teaching booklets include lots of interactive ideas,
- Teacher's Pack (£9.99)