Global Learning July 2016

Global Learning Project

By Alf Wilkinson, published 19th July 2016

Update

Wallplanners and posters

If you've ordered one of GLP’s Global Wallplanners for the 2016-17 school year, it should be on its way to you now. If you haven't ordered yours yet, then do fill in this order form (they're free).

Each wallplanner will also include their new Action-learning poster. This poster helps teachers and students reflect on how they can take action for a better world. And it uses real examples to explore the issues involved in creating an effective action campaign.

They've also written a photo-teaching resource which uses the photos in the wallplanner to explore development issues. This year the theme is Social & Solidarity Economy - inspirational, people-powered organisations working to create change from the grassroots up. Read more, and download a copy here.

New maths resources and training

Bringing Data to Life: Statistical approaches to real global issues
This new, free, secondary Maths and Geography toolkit has been developed by Think Global and Oxfam. Working with Collective Action groups in Ethiopia and Mali, Oxfam have been supporting women to produce and sell honey and shea butter. This toolkit brings the experience of these working women into the classroom and gets students to measure the impact of the project by interrogating real-life data gathered in the field. Read more, and download the toolkit here.

Global Educator of the year

Winner announced

The winner of this year's Global Educator award is Elly Lengthorn from Nunnery Wood High School! Elly will receive £500 prize money, and her school will receive two free places, worth an additional £1000, on Think Global’s top-rated online global learning course for teachers.

Read more about the winner, the runners up and those shortlisted.

What's new on the Global Dimension website?

The website has move to a new platform recently. If you haven't visited for a while your old login may not work. If that's the case, just click on the 'Forgot your password?' link for an email to reset your password.

New on the blog: Earth Entrepreneurs 
Primary teacher Stella Astill explains how her class have been exploring global and ‘eco’  issues, and have raised funds for good causes. Read more...

New Resources

The following resources have been added recently; follow the links or view on the GLP Editor's Picks page: 

  • Every Day is Malala Day: a letter to Malala, illustrated with beautiful photographs, suitable for ages 7-11. £9.99 from New Internationalist
  • War Child Schools Resource Pack: six free lesson plans for ages 11-15 exploring the impact of war and conflict on children and children’s rights.
  • Queens of Syria: free from the British Council, this resource for ages 7-14 tells the story of 50 Syrian refugee women, now living in Jordan, who perform their own version of Euripides' tragedy The Trojan Women.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: free from the British Council, this resource explores how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and has lots of activity ideas for ages 7-14.
  • Remembering the Battle of the Somme: free from the British Council, this resource for ages 7-14 introduces the Battle of the Somme and the ways in which it is being remembered.

Refugees at the Rio Olympics - free primary resource from ActionAid introducing the team of refugees who will be competing for the first time at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The following resources have been added recently; follow the links or view on the GLP Editor's Picks page: 

  • Every Day is Malala Day: a letter to Malala, illustrated with beautiful photographs, suitable for ages 7-11. £9.99 from New Internationalist
  • War Child Schools Resource Pack: six free lesson plans for ages 11-15 exploring the impact of war and conflict on children and children’s rights.
  • Queens of Syria: free from the British Council, this resource for ages 7-14 tells the story of 50 Syrian refugee women, now living in Jordan, who perform their own version of Euripides' tragedy The Trojan Women.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: free from the British Council, this resource explores how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and has lots of activity ideas for ages 7-14.
  • Remembering the Battle of the Somme: free from the British Council, this resource for ages 7-14 introduces the Battle of the Somme and the ways in which it is being remembered.

Refugees at the Rio Olympics - free primary resource from ActionAid introducing the team of refugees who will be competing for the first time at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Worlds Largest Lesson once again

Looking ahead to next term, a reminder that the World's Largest Lesson week will begin on 19 September. Teachers all around the world are being encouraged to deliver lessons about the Sustainable Development Goals

Find out more about what's being planned, and get ahead of the game by checking out the resources and activity ideas already featured on the Global Dimension website.