Young people frequently face making decisions about a wide range of issues on which there are many different views. Issues like sexuality, religion, bullying, and war can provoke strong, varied and often contradictory responses. With the ever-growing influence of social media and ‘fake news’, the need for young people to feel confident in tackling controversial issues is more pressing than ever.
The FIFA World CupTM takes place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is providing this free resource to support schools that want to celebrate the tournament with their pupils, and at the same time help them think critically about issues of fairness and inequality.
Monday 18 June is World Refugee Day, the start of Refugee Week 2018. To mark its 20th anniversary, Refugee Week is inviting people to take part in one or more of ‘20 Simple Acts’ to help change the way we see refugees and ourselves.
The Global Learning Programme (GLP) has developed free resources aimed at Key Stages 2 and 3. These materials can be used in your geography, citizenship or maths lessons, to help your school celebrate the contribution that refugees make to our country, and encourage pupils to explore the complex issues around migration and interdependence more generally.
Africa Day (25 May 2018) aims to celebrate African unity, and this year commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union, 55 years ago. These resources have been selected to help you mark Africa Day.
World Environment Day takes place on 5 June, and this year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. World Oceans Day takes place on 8 June, and its theme this year also focuses on ‘preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean’. You can use these important events to explore environmental issues and sustainability across the curriculum with your pupils, using the following resources brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP).
World Press Freedom Day takes place on 3 May. You can mark the event with your pupils using this Key Stage 3/4 resource on exploring the right to freedom of expression developed by the Global Learning Programme (GLP). This resource supports citizenship and English lessons by exploring the right to freedom of expression and whether it has limits. It is linked to materials from Amnesty International, UNICEF and the British Council.
The theme of Send My Friend to School’s Spring 2018 campaign is ‘Make Schools Safe’. This free resource for the Global Learning Programme (GLP) helps pupils explore the issues surrounding safety in schools – both in the UK and in four other countries.
The Global Learning Programme (GLP) can support you to explore ‘British values’ in a global context.
This year’s theme for World Malaria Day (25 April) is ‘Ready to beat malaria’. This mission is set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), calling on countries to improve access to life-saving prevention tools urgently. Take this opportunity to discuss interdependence and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: health and well-being with your pupils.
Young people care about children’s rights, and are keen to talk about fairness and justice, but how aware are they of the impact of poverty on the rights of children both here in the UK and across the globe?