GOOD GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES SHOULD:
- Challenge stereotypes
- Focus on what people have in common as well as celebrating diversity
- Enhance critical thinking skills by requiring pupils to think about causes and consequences of injustice and inequalities
from ‘What makes a good global citizenship resource’ produced by the Education Team, RISC
We have a small library of teaching resources and books showing how Global Citizenship can be embedded in topics across the curriculum at all teaching stages – these can be borrowed free of charge. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit to our office and for advice on selecting and using resources, both hard copies and online.
OUR RESOURCES COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS (links take you to IDEAS’ resource website Signposts for Global Citizenship for details of resources and links to those available online):
Aid; Arms Trade; Child Labour; Children’s Rights; Child Soldiers; Climate Change; Debt; Development; Diversity; Energy; Enterprise; Environment; Ethical Consumerism; Fair Trade; Family; Food and Farming; Gender; Health; Homes; Human Rights; Poverty; Racism; Refugees and Migration; Slavery; Taking Action; Toys and Games; Trade and Globalisation; Water; Peace and Conflict; Political Literacy; Waste
Stride is IDEAS’ on-line magazine for teachers and educators, supporting global citizenship, learning for sustainability and rights across the curriculum in schools. Every issue features articles on global issues, practical classroom activities and useful resources as well as news from schools and IDEAS members. Visit the current issue
The Teach Global Ambassadors project worked with Secondary school teachers in Scotland and Lithuania to develop leaders of global learning who went on to support the development of Global Citizenship in their schools and local authorities. The TGA website shares the many resources the project created.
The Miniature Earth Learning Project (MELP) is an initiative that inspires young people on their journey through global citizenship. We have produced a resource booklet that is designed to provide information about the project and how your school can get involved. Booklet: bit.ly/2viwRal
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Our Global Learning Advisors find the following online resources particularly useful:
The World’s Largest Lesson is an online platform providing a large number of free resources to teach about the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
What Makes Me Happy is a series of short, fun films showing that even where lives are difficult children can still find happiness. The British Council has developed two classroom resources for each of these films; one aimed at 5-7 year olds and one for 7-11 year old:
How Do We Know It’s Working? Produced by Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) and devised by a network of teachers in the UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ethiopia, this toolkit supports teachers in finding out what pupils think about global and local issues and provides tools for measuring the impact of their teaching toolkit.risc.org.uk/
MONTGOMERY DEC RESOURCE SHEETS please contact us if you’d like to borrow the resources featured, or would like advice on using them.
Many thanks to our colleagues at HIGHLAND ONE WORLD in Inverness, who have generously shared the following resource sheets:
KEY ONLINE RESOURCES AND GUIDES:
|What makes a good global citizenship resource?
Produced for Global Dimension Website by the Education Team at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC).
|Global Citizenship Calendar and resource links
Many dates in the calendar are dedicated to campaigns, events and issues related to Global Citizenship, which can provide a useful focus for planning classroom learning and linking cross-curricular activities.
You can see a full calendar with links to further information and resources at Calendar | Global Dimension
|Oxfam Global Citizenship Guides
On the Oxfam website you can download the excellent document Getting started with Global Citizenship (Scotland) and also
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES:
Teach Global Ambassadors project worked with Secondary school teachers in Scotland and Lithuania to develop leaders of global learning who went on to support the development of Global Citizenship in their schools and local authorities. The website shares the many resources the project created, by curriculum area.
Practical Action has science, design and technology and geography resources focusing on global issues including energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction. Their free teaching resources include lesson plans, PowerPoints, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context. Check out their popular STEM challenges too.
British Red Cross has a wide variety of teaching resources. They make good use of photo images, particularly on disasters and emergencies, and their Newsthink section is excellent when discussing current affairs with pupils.
Action Aid has lesson plans, assemblies, case studies, videos and more – their wide-ranging resources help teachers introduce global issues at all key stages.