One World Week

Sharing Destiny: Moving Towards One World

How can we shape our lives to contribute towards a fair and equitable world for all? One World Week, a developmental charity, asks this very question of teachers, pupils and community members. Help your pupils to understand more about issues that affect us all and raise awareness of local and global issues with this fabulous collection of free teaching resources on TES, all shared by teachers, for teachers.


Global Citizenship for Young Children

  • This wonderful activity from Global Citizenship for Young Children will help you to encourage your pupils to think about different cultures.

What is religion? An approach for all ages

  • This slide-show conversation explores religion using models of jigsaw, kaleidoscope, music and dance. It also includes philosophical debates suitable for older pupils.

Who are you? Where are you from?

  • Try out this excellent global citizenship-themed week for Year 2. Ask your pupils who they are and where they come from. The next day focuses on their school and the days that follow take a step closer to looking at how we all belong to a global community.

Everyone is Unique

  • A lovely, interactive resource on diversity which includes a like/don’t like activity to help pupils understand that everyone is unique.

Picture the Global Dimension photo activity

  • This fun and informative photo activity, in which pupils are asked: “what’s global about this picture?”, can be adapted to suit all ages and links into many curriculum subjects.


Community Cohesion

  • An excellent PowerPoint resource on community cohesion showing some of the many faces which make up the UK. Supports visual literacy.

Identity, race and membership

  • Help your pupils to explore issues of identity, race, membership and the need for tolerance and understanding with an activity mapping the cultural and geographical origins of the class.

Multicultural Britain

  • Take at look this lovely Key Stage 4 lesson plan looking at the advantages and disadvantages of living in a multicultural society.

Open Minded

  • A fantastic assembly – easy to adapt for different year groups and times of the year – on the importance of being open minded and the value of learning. Includes memorable quotes from Terry Pratchett and John Keats.

Non-Violence and the Civil Rights Movement

  • A lesson plan and pupils worksheet that uses quotes from key members of the Civil Rights Movements: Black Panthers, Martin Luther, Malcolm X to consider issues of justice, power and the debate about violent vs. non-violent approaches in modern society.

Equal Rights for Women – Christianity and Islam

  • A brilliant series of resources, including videos and activities, on the issue of equal rights for women and community cohesion through the lenses of Christianity and Islam.

Equality and Diversity through Art

  • A great way for Post-16 students to develop a sound understanding of equality and diversity through their personal exploration of art and design.