Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is an international programme supporting teaching and learning about global issues, running from 2018 to 2020. It is funded by UK Government with the British Council, in partnership with the Geographical Association. Historical Association and several other Subject Associations are involved too. Connecting Classrooms builds on the work of the Global Learning Programme which ran from 2013 to 2018.

Connecting Classrooms supports schools internationally, and in the UK, to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that face the world. It helps teachers bring global learning themes centred on the Sustainable Development goals into their classrooms, and pupils to interact and learn with peers in other countries.

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  • Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

    Multipage Article

    Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is an international programme supporting teaching and learning about global issues, running from 2018 to 2020. It is funded by UK Government with the British Council, in partnership with the Geographical Association. Historical Association and several other Subject Associations are involved too. Connecting Classrooms builds...

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  • Teaching about the climate emergency

    26th November 2019

    The climate emergency is being talked about across the media. But how do we as educators talk with learners, and sort the truth from misinformation? Here are some of Global Dimension's top picks of sites with high quality resources for tackling this most topical subject in your classroom: Campaign Against Climate...

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  • Global Learning November 2016

    Article

    1. Climate Change and Global Learning - New Key Stage 2 Activity Kit With the 2015 Paris Agreement, and the recent climate conference in Marrakech, climate action is high on the international agenda. This activity kit develops Key Stage 2 pupils’ understanding of the human impact of climate change, encouraging them...

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  • Global Learning July 2016

    Article

    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...

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  • Teaching history and geography together in a meaningful way

    Article

    This article explores some of the  ways history and geography can be taught side by side, so that the sum of the parts adds up to more than the original. How can we teach history with geography and vice  versa, to the benefit of both, while fulfilling the aims of...

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  • Using Folktales, Myths and Legends

    Article

    This resource was commissioned by the Historical Association to offer teachers an entry point into the new primary History curriculum using stories: folktales, myths and legends from the civilisations, communities and cultures of the statutory programmes of study. In this resource, pupils are encouraged to recall and retell stories orally,...

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  • Global Learning & British Values

    Article

    The Global Learning Programme (GLP) has mapped the connections between British values and global learning through the perspectives of different subject disciplines to support the Ofsted guidance. In addition to this, and a breadth of additional curriculum and subject support materials, your school can access funding and training by registering...

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  • Global Learning Project - Hawkshead Primary

    Multipage Article

    Hawkeshead Primary School in the Lake District is a small village school, with a teaching head. Yet they have gone to great pains to integrate the ideals of Global Learning into their curriculum. They are an Expert Centre, leading a team of 20 local schools - primary and secondary -...

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  • Global Learning Programme

    Multipage Article

    The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a ground-breaking new programme which will create a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their students to make a positive contribution to a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2...

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  • Global Learning & Critical Thinking

    Article

    Critical thinking GLP-E aims: Young people will also develop the skills to interpret that knowledge in order to make judgements about global poverty. In this way they will be able to: think critically about global issues. The GLP has a strong focus on developing young people's knowledge and understanding of...

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  • Global Learning & Critical Thinking

    Article

    Critical thinkingGLP-E aims: Young people will also develop the skills to interpret that knowledge in order to make judgements about global poverty. In this way they will be able to:think critically about global issues.The GLP has a strong focus on developing young people's knowledge and understanding of development, and in...

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  • Thematic or topic based whole school curriculum planning

    Article

    Case Study 1: Creative approaches to thematic or topic based whole school curriculum planningIntroductionCreative curricular planning With the National Curriculum under review, it seems that more schools are taking a creative approach to planning by delivering the curriculum through a focused theme or topic. This has allowed schools to take more...

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  • Britain, Europe and the World?

    Article

    IntroductionWith the current debate on what content we should teach, and especially with the focus on pupils understanding the history of Britain before they leave school, it is perhaps pertinent to ask how this should link to the history we currently teach in English primary schools. It is important to...

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  • In My View, Migration: the search for a better life

    Article

    Migration is not new. The movement of people has been part of defining cultures throughout history. Asylum seekers could be seen as the thin (contemporary) end of this historical wedge. But is the furore and disproportionate amount of political activity dedicated to relatively small numbers of recent immigrants to the...

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