Global Learning Programme

Activities and Resources

NEW – Resource to celebrate World Cities Day 2017 (31 October)

World Cities Day is promoted annually by the United Nations on 31 October to raise awareness of urbanisation, improve co-operation between countries and promote the sustainable development of cities.

To help schools engage with World Cities Day, the Global Learning Programme is providing this free resource to support schools wishing to develop their pupils’ understanding of the GLP themes of development and sustainability. The resource features six case studies on cities, both ancient and more recent, in the UK and around the world, accompanied by questions, tasks and links to help pupils engage with the material further. It also includes a helpful infographic to explain the themes and ideas around sustainable cities and communities.

Log in to your school's GLP account to access this 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! 

Tweet and share these resources with your colleagues and fellow teachers using the hashtags:

#WorldCitiesDay2017   #sustainablecities    #glp_e

Download the World Cities Day 2017 resource

*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 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.