As a ‘by schools, for schools’ model, the GLP-W encourages teachers to share good practice and learning.
The practice sharing sessions hosted by the GLP-W Lead Schools for their Network Schools will support teachers to understand and question what constitutes effective development education teaching and global learning so that they are better able to identify relevant and useful resources .
Teachers and GLP-W Coordinators will also be able to share ideas and upload resources that they produce during the lifetime of the programme to the GLP-W website.
Download our free taster resources below to get started.
What makes me happy
These new films from the Ragdoll Foundation for Foundation Phase and KS2 portray children from the Netherlands, Vietnam, Uganda, South Sudan, Columbia and Bangladesh. They are suitable for showing in Welsh or English–medium schools as they are not sub-titled and rely on images to convey their meaning.
Use the resource to encourage empathy rather than pity by showing that happiness is to be found all over the world and in what we might consider to be the most unlikely of circumstances.
Gross National Happiness
Did you know that the tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan measures happiness instead of wealth? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/01/bhutan-wealth-happiness-counts
Wales welcomes refugees
Oxfam Cymru write that Wales has welcomed at least 397 refugees from Syria as part of the Syrian Resettlement Scheme. Today, even more people are on the move than during the Second World War. Wales has a proud history of welcoming those in need and every local authority is welcoming Syrian refugees to their area.
Young people in Wales and Zanzibar share their stories
Sazani Associates tell us that over the past year, young people in Wales and Zanzibar have been finding out the impact of climate change on their locality and have been sharing their findings with one another. The young people then enjoyed using this knowledge to make short films around issues of their choice, highlighting local and global issues regarding climate change and sustainability.
Comparing National Days in Wales and Lesotho
All around the country, schools celebrate Dydd Gwyl Dewi with special assemblies, singing, dancing, reciting and a myriad of other activities connected to Welsh culture.
Did you know that in Wales’ twin country, Lesotho, in Southern Africa, some schools also celebrate St David’s Day to honour their successful partnership with Wales? Why not return the compliment in your school and investigate the importance of Moshoeshoe Day (March 11th), the Basotho National Day?
Use these resources kindly provided by Dolen Cymru Lesotho (which include a video of the celebrations at a school) to learn more about Basotho culture, compare ways of celebrating these two national days, and see what if anything the two national anthems have in common.
You can find more teaching and learning resources on the Dolen Cymru website.
Celebrate World Book Day on 2nd March with this Global Stories resource from the Global Learning Programme. Help your Foundation and Key Stage 2 pupils find out about the world through stories with these GLP resources - including a book list of old and new story favourites to spark your children's imaginations; teachers' notes, and three worked activity ideas to develop global learning and ESDGC in your classroom.
Download the free World Book Day Story List here
Login or register to download the rest of the World Book Day resources here.
Mark Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February to 12 March 2017) and inspire your pupils with this guide to teaching about Fair Trade. Produced by the Global Learning Programme for teachers of Foundation to Key Stage 3, it supports teachers wishing to develop their pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Fair Trade and interdependence. It includes:
Download the free guide to progression here
Login or register to download the rest of the Fair Trade resources here
27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). This date in 1945 marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the Holocaust as well as on subsequent genocides and to consider the importance of respecting diversity today. The theme this year is “How can life go on?” Mark this important day in your school by using these resources.
Visit the HMD website to find out about more about HMD, events in Wales and download a bilingual activity pack. Use other resources on this website to celebrate the lives and cultures of those affected by genocide:
To download more resources relevant to teaching and learning about the Holocaust, please register or log in here
To support your teaching in 2017, GLP-W has put together a new comprehensive bilingual global learning resource list, containing over 60 resources available in Welsh and English as free downloads from ten different publishers.
Migration and refugees have hardly been out of the news headlines this year. December 18th 2016 is International Migrants Day so why not mark this in your school and help your pupils explore these topical global issues with this new support from GLP-W:
To download more resources on teaching about refugees, please register or log in here
Schools across Wales are teaching and learning about children’s rights and developing as Rights Respecting Schools.
Learning about children’s rights is an excellent opportunity to consider the global as well as the local context as children’s rights are universal and apply to all children everywhere.
Global Learning Programme – Wales has put together a list of ideas and resources to give a global dimension to 10 popular children’s rights
Children have the right to relax and play (Article 31)
Short films showing children in different countries and situations. There is no need for voice over or sub-titles as each story is easily understood by pictures alone and language is used only as representation of the culture. FPand KS2
Everyday life through resilience and playing football in a war zone. Secondary
To download the full list please register for free and click here
20th November 2016 is Universal Children’s Day
Why not celebrate Universal Children’s Day in Wales with these global learning resources:
Key Stage 2
Everyone Counts from Oxfam Education develops numeracy skills whilst exploring children’s lives from around the world. For more details from GLP-W click here.
World Food Day is an annual event promoted by the UN to raise awareness of food and food security. It is part of the world’s campaign to take action against hunger and reach Global Goal (SDG) 2, Zero Hunger. This year’s theme explores food and the impact of climate change on farming.
To help schools celebrate World Food Day, the Global Learning Programme is providing this free resource to support schools that want to investigate food and food security, and at the same time developing pupils’ thinking about key global development ideas, particularly interdependence and sustainability. The resource features two ready-to-teach activities, together with extensive links to a range of other food resources and activities for all key stages.
26th September - European Day of Languages
Held every year to celebrate linguistic diversity and promote language learning, European Day of Languages is in keeping with Global Futures – the Welsh Government’s plan to improve and promote modern foreign languages and its ambition for Wales to become a “bilingual plus one” nation. The vision is that
“all learners in Wales become global citizens, able to communicate effectively in other languages and to appreciate other cultures.” Ministerial Forward
Many schools already celebrate the day by holding language tasters and quizzes. This year, why not use the ideas and resources below to give the teaching and learning of languages a global context?
Key Stages 2 and 3
The Multilingual Treasure Hunt from the Global Campaign for Education in Germany puts pupils in a situation where they are unable to find their way due to not understanding the local language. It encourages empathy with the situation of recently arrived refugees. If there are pupils with languages other than English/Welsh in your school, they can be given an important role to play in this activity. Signs in a language unknown to the majority of pupils are placed around the classroom and pupils are challenged to complete simple tasks such as buying bread. Excellent follow-up questions are suggested.
Further resources are avilable here
The World’s Largest Lesson is an initiative which aims to ensure that all children, everywhere, learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016 schools all over the world were asked to teach a lesson during the week beginning 19th September with a focus is on Goal 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
GLP-W is keen to support schools in Wales to deliver the World’s Largest Lesson and has produced comprehensive bilingual resources on the theme of gender equality, available here
Further resources in English only are also available on the World’s Largest Lesson website
Following the May 2016 National Assembly elections, Wales has a higher proportion of female representatives (41%) than the House of Commons or the Scottish or Northern Ireland Assemblies. In Wales the Secretary for Education, the Children’s Commissioner and the Future Generations Commissioner are all women. However much remains to be done to achieve gender balance – for example just 2% of the chief executives of the 100 top companies in Wales are women. What do you think is the situation in other countries?
In partnership with Oxfam, Think Global have recently published a new maths resource Bringing data to life - statistical approaches to global issues.
This toolkit brings the experience of working women Ethiopia and Mali into the classroom and enables students to measure the impact of the project by interrogating real-life data gathered in the field.
The toolkit is free and downloadable. It includes session plans, PowerPoints and worksheets for Key Stage 2 and 3 (ages 7 to 14) and includes Geography and Maths links across the English, Welsh and Scottish curricula.
The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games begin on 5th August in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
The Global Learning Programme is providing this free resource to support schools that want to celebrate these global events and, at the same time, develop pupils’ thinking about key global development ideas, particularly interdependence.
The UEFA Euro 2016 finals kick off in France on 10th June.
To support schools that want to celebrate Wales’ participation in this tournament and, at the same time, develop pupils’ thinking about key global development ideas, the Global Learning Programme-Wales is providing free bilingual classroom resources.
Many schools are continuing to respond to the ongoing crisis in Syria through a range of activities within the classroom, school assemblies and various extra-curricula activities.
Examples of useful materials to support classroom activities can be seen on www.globaldimension.org.uk
|Aid and relief||Democracy||Development and the SDGs||Education|
|Energy||Equality||Food and water||Gender|
|Globalisation||Health and sanitation||Historical perspectives||Human rights and children's rights|
|Images, values and perceptions||Interdependence||International organisations||Migration|
|Peace, conflict and security||Population||Poverty||Social justice|
|Sustainable development||Trade||Refugees and asylum seekers|
A wide range of excellent resources and is already available to support global learning. The Global Dimension website hosts a comprehensive database of resources, searchable by:
Download the GlobaL Dimenson Calendar for a complete list of International days / weeks and other events