Extreme World: how great are the world's divides?
This BBC website allows you to explore different aspects of global inequality through different lenses including climate, health, education, religion, pollution, crime and business. It provides videos, data and articles by BBC journalists and is a rich source for developing your own teaching materials.
Green Patriot Posters
This book stems from an international poster competition that invited artists and graphic designers to submit posters promoting sustainability. The style was taken from the war posters of the 1940s but the brief was left quite open. Gathered in a single volume, but detachable for use in classroom this is a fantastic resource and has a supported website at http://www.greenpatriotposters.org/
Reading the world ... to read ourselves
This pilot resource from Lifeworlds Learning introduces the power of using picture books to explore complex and controversial issues. This FREE download provides a list of suggested activities for exploring Ben Morley’s picture book The Silence Seeker and is accompanied by an activity sheet for learners.
“Integrating Global and Anti-Racist Perspectives within the Secondary Curriculum” is the culmination of two years of work, drawing together the excellent practice and inspirational ideas of secondary practitioners. Building on the success of its widely acclaimed predecessor – Primary GARP – the resource demonstrates that Global and Anti-Racist Perspectives can be integrated into daily teaching and learning activities.
Low Carbon Lifestyles
This downloadable publication produced by CEE in India shows how people in India are being encouraged to respond to the challenge of climate change. It is useful for comparing against UK responses and for challenging strereotypes that less developed nations such as India are not doing anything about their contributions to climate change.
Fairtrade fortnight - focus on cotton
The 2011 Fairtrade Fortnight materials for schools focus on cotton and feature a wealth of useful and interesting resources to explore this important commodity/resource and the links between our everyday lives and fair trade.
The British Library Evolving English exhibition has online resources which can help teachers and learners explore identity and language. You can visit the Sounds Familiar? microsite, about pronunciation variance and reasons for this, record your voice as part of the project,and explore a timeline of the English Language, showing amongst other things how many times over history new people arriving has resulted in a change. And finally, have a go at the Quiz !
Tugire Ubumwe - Let's Unite
Tugire Ubumwe (Let's Unite!) is a graphic novel that was produced by the Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations, in collaboration with Rwandan artist and genocide survivor Rupert Bazambanza. It is designed for a young audience and uses the example of Rwanda to promote respect for diversity and reconciliation.
Morocco Resource Pack
This detailed resource back is designed to support French language teaching but is also of great value to promoting intercultural understanding and global learning. It includes a variety of videos and photos as well as teacher notes, activities and more. To find out more visit the website at http://www.earlystart.co.uk/morocco.htm
Co-operative Green Schools Revolution
Written by educational specialists, this is a free, creative, cross-curricular resource and it's available to all UK Primary and Secondary schools. It helps you bring together teachers, parents, pupils and your local community, with projects that encourage creative thinking about the environment. The focus topics are Energy, Water and Healthy Living
A political history of Africa since 1900
As Africa's newest nation, South Sudan, is born this Guardian web page uses an interactive map to see how the political landscape of Africa has changed since 1900. A useful resource for showing the complex recent history of Africa, the role of European colonisers and to break down perceptions of Africa as a single place!
A Time Magazine photo essay (also available in the book: Hungry Planet) showing 16 families from across the world with their weekly food shop and key information. It is a great stimulus for discussions about family size, local food, health etc. Alex from Mundi challenged MELA members at the Festival of Learning this year by taking only the images and country names, and asking workshop members to rank the 16 according to cost of the food. This is easy to do by dragging and dropping the images into another document
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SEAL and Global Dimension
This website brings social and emotional intelligence together with the global dimensions through resources and accompanying CPD. A new Introductory booklet is available for download on the CPD resources page. You need to create a simple login to use these resources, but this is FREE and straightforward