Global Learning Programme

Books that changed the world: free World Book Day resource to develop pupils’ global knowledge

Celebrate World Book Day on 1 March 2018 with this FREE resource from the Global Learning Programme (GLP).

This resource supports schools wishing to use this as an opportunity to develop global learning through story. Stories bring places, settings and experiences to life and provide a supporting framework in which learners can explore, record, explain, comprehend and envisage the changing world around them as they develop their understanding.

Help your pupils (from EYFS to KS3) find out about the world through stories with this set of resources, which includes: global learning booklists to spark your pupils’ imagination; teachers' notes; and some ready-to-use activity ideas to develop global learning in your classroom.

Log in to your school's GLP account to access these and many other free teaching resources.

If your school isn't one of the thousands of schools in England already registered for the GLP and benefiting from the funding for CPD,* curriculum guidance and resources available, simply register your school today for free! But don’t delay − GLP-funded courses must be booked by 29 March 2018 and attended by 1 June 2018.

If you’re not sure if the GLP, or global learning, is relevant to you and your school’s needs and priorities, please take a look at some of the ways that global learning can be incorporated into your teaching at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

Additional resources and teaching ideas

The GLP can support teachers in addressing a wide range of topics, and provides background reading and curriculum support for teaching global learning through English.

The Global Dimension website also offers a wide range of GLP-approved resources to support literacy teaching.

Case studies and background reading

GLP-approved CPD

You can use GLP fundingworth up to £500 to pay for attendance at a wide range of accredited CPD courses. Our CPD Calendar offers a variety of courses to help you incorporate global learning into literacy classes. Here is a selection of the literacy/English-themed courses:

Flexible courses (which can be arranged for a time that suits you) include:

*The GLP is funded by the UK government. All schools can join the programme, but funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England. The deadline to book onto GLP-funded CPD is 29 March 2018, and courses must be attended by 1 June 2018. The GLP in England (GLP-E) is managed by a consortium of partners: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SSAT and Think Global.