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Supporting mathematics teaching through global learning 21 March 2018

Looking for more mathematics resources? Using global issues gives pupils the opportunity to apply their learning in relevant contexts – supporting engagement and skills development. Here is a selection of free numeracy/maths resources from the Global Learning Programme (GLP) that can support your teaching:

Ideas for celebrating International Day of Happiness (20 March) 15 March 2018

Did you know that the tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan has a national goal of greater happiness instead of wealth? Gross National Happiness (GNH) is considered to be more important than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Bhutan.

Founded by the United Nations in 2012, International Day of Happiness is celebrated annually throughout the world on 20 March. Why not take a look at the following ideas from the Global Learning Programme (GLP) that could help you celebrate this day in your school in 2018?

Take part in British Science Week with the GLP 02 March 2018

British Science Week (BSW) (9–18 March 2018) is the largest UK-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The theme for 2018 is ‘exploration and discovery’, with a focus on marine pollution.

Books that changed the world: free World Book Day resource to develop pupils’ global knowledge 23 February 2018

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

FREE Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day resource 23 February 2018

March is Women’s History Month, with International Women's Day taking place on 8 March. Following the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Global Learning Programme (GLP) has created this FREE resource to help your pupils celebrate the progress made by women around the world, and to remember that there is still work to be done.

Fairtrade Fortnight 16 February 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 (26 February to 11 March) aims to help people to understand the principles of ‘fair trade’, and how trade can sometimes be unfair to some producers in developing countries.

Explore gender equality on the World Day of Social Justice 09 February 2018

20 February is the annual celebration of the World Day of Social Justice. Social justice brings together concepts of fairness, equality and human rights. A socially just society is one in which everyone has equal opportunities and is treated fairly, irrespective of class, wealth, gender or race. And in the centenary of the Women’s vote, why not take this opportunity to explore the global issues surrounding gender equality with your pupils? 

Supporting National Storytelling Week and literacy through global learning 18 January 2018

Looking for new ideas to support National Storytelling Week and your literacy teaching throughout 2018? The GLP offers free resources, case studies, curriculum support and funded CPD.*

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 11 January 2018

27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, in 1945. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the Holocaust as well as on subsequent genocides, and to consider the importance of respecting diversity today. The theme this year is ‘The power of words?’ – how language has been used in the past, as well as how it is used in the present day.

Claim your funding for CPD – book by 29 March 2018! 15 December 2017

With the extension of the Global Learning Progamme (GLP) into 2018, the deadline for schools in England to get funding for CPD* through the GLP was extended. But you only have one term left to claim it! All state-funded schools in England that teach Key Stages 2 and 3 have until 29 March 2018 to get access to up to £500-worth of GLP e-credit funding* to use on a wide range of CPD opportunities.