Books that changed the world: free World Book Day resource to develop pupils’ global knowledge
- 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
You can use GLP funding* worth 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:
- Global Literacy takes place on 6 March 2018 and looks at practical ways to enrich the English Primary curriculum. It also helps pupils recognise their place in local, national and global communities. The course will examine how to use a wide range of multi-cultural picture, story and poetry books, multi-media resources, drama and role play, and non-fiction sources to achieve literacy objectives for speaking and listening, reading, writing and media literacy.
- More in common − schools, society, the world takes place on 24 April 2018 and provides an opportunity for Key Stage 2 and 3 teachers to become immersed in a dramatic performance about refugees. It explores the Sustainable Development Goals, social justice, ‘British values’ and Philosophy for Children as an approach for thinking about complex and controversial global issues.
Flexible courses (which can be arranged for a time that suits you) include:
- Global Learning in KS3 English. The aim of this course is to think about ‘English’ Language and Literature from a global perspective and the role of the subject in promoting active, global citizens. It will also introduce teachers of English to the key concepts, skills and values of global learning and help them reflect critically on the implications of this for teaching and learning in English. In addition, it will help teachers develop practical ideas and approaches that embed global learning in reading, writing, and speaking and listening activities in the classroom.
- Reading our world through picture books and global fiction explores the potential of picture books and global fiction for introducing learners to the world and global issues. It will help Key Stage 2 teachers engage learners with a range of global perspectives through story, equip them with new teaching activities and techniques around global picture books and fiction, and will enable them to think critically about how and what they teach, and the implications of this for global learning.
- Stories and controversial issues makes use of a range of stories from around the world, and explores how they can support global learning, literacy, community cohesion and SMSC.
- Global learning and the English curriculum will inspire Key Stage 2 teachers by exploring high-quality literacy activities through the context of global learning. It will focus specifically on the potential for critical thinking within the English curriculum, and will introduce teachers to P4C (Philosophy for Children) – exploring how speaking and listening opportunities can be further developed to enhance reading and writing.
- Literacy, big issues and global learning will demonstrate how using global issues can provide meaningful global learning through core Key Stage 2 curriculum work around literacy. It will support teachers in developing critical literacy skills essential for understanding the world and global learning, and will help build confidence among teachers to engage in complex global learning issues – exploring perspectives and working with a variety of global learning skills and values.
*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.