Philosophy for Global Learning – tried and tested stimuli
Philosophy for Global Learning has been created as a flexible and practical resource for teachers of all levels of experience. It is for those who want to teach global awareness to children through the structure of Philosophy for Children. Philosophy for Global Learning is aimed for use with children in Key Stage 2 but some parts can be used with younger children.
This resource was written by our friends at CDEC - download your free copy here: www.cdec.org.uk/uploads/Global-Schools/PhilosophyForGlobalLearning-Tried-and-Tested-Stimuli.pdf
Using P4C to introduce key concepts of global citizenship - SAPERE
This clear and concise document from SAPERE, a leading organisation in promoting the use of Philosophy for Children (P4C), outlines 12 key concepts of global citizenship and suggests multiple different stimuli that could be used to generate meaningful discussion with students.
More info and link to download: https://globaldimension.org.uk/resource/using-p4c-to-introduce-key-concepts-of-global-citizenship/
Gender Equality in Primary Schools (A guide for teachers by Helen Griffin)
This hands-on guide supports primary teachers and other school staff in challenging gender stereotypes, and sets out advice on how to implement gender equality and respect in the curriculum, and in all areas of school life.
Read more here: https://genderrespect2013.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/gender-equality-in-primary-schools-a-guide-for-teachers-by-helen-griffin/
Hats of Faith Teaching Tools
Hats of Faith is a beautifully illustrated children’s board book introducing readers to the shared custom of head covering. Using accurate terminology, phonetic pronunciations and bright, beautiful imagery, Hats of Faith helps educate and prepare young children and their parents for our culturally diverse modern world.
The accompanying FREE Teaching Tools includes the Interfaith Education Kit with helpful information, useful tips and fun activities to bring Hats of Faith alive for children - specially designed with educators and parents in mind to enhance the learning experience for curious young minds. https://www.hatsoffaith.com/product/interfaith-education-kit/
Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog (new FREE resource from the British Council)
Aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2, this new free British Council resource supports the teaching of art and design, english, geography, history, languages and PSHE. Pupils can read traditional stories providing some background to the Year of the Dog, as well as letters from Chinese children about their pets.
Pupils can also get creative by making clay dogs and cooking Chinese dumplings. More information here
Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark (book and FREE workshop activities)
Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and his Fantastic Friends is about ocean plastics. It is published by Be The Change Books, which engages children on environmental issues at a young age through funny stories about charismatic creatures.
Download a free PDF with a workshop on protecting our oceans designed for children aged 4-8.
Oxfam Education's on-line resource Your Life, My Life - uses films to discover our similarities and differences. What makes you jump for joy, or laugh out loud? These 15 short films were filmed in some of the countries Oxfam works in, and they celebrate fun and games. Suitable for ages 5 to 9, they provide a snapshot into other children’s lives and help us all think about our human connections. Download here.
Practical Action - Links to the UK science curriculum (May 2017)
Discover where Practical Action's materials link to your science curriculum
The science curricula in the UK offer real opportunities for teachers to enhance pupils’ learning by embedding global issues in their teaching. These documents show how global contexts and Practical Action's resources link to the different science curricula. Resources include activities specifically written for students e.g. our STEM challenges plus secondary sources of information which include technical briefs, images and links to blogs written by Practical Action staff. Of course you may have some other suggestions, if you do please get in touch with Practical Action so they can add them in!!
Download the resources here.
Free CPD resource from the Citizenship Foundation
Talking about values in the classroom - Brand new for 2015, this teaching unit from citizenship education pioneer Don Rowe introduces teachers to a method of working that develops students' skills of thinking and talking about moral issues ...