Red Cross Week teaching resources
Red Cross Week will be celebrated from 5 to 11 May in the UK, taking in World Red Cross Red Crescent Day on 8 May, the birthday of founder Henry Dunant. Explore the work and principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement with this selection of free assemblies, quick activities and lesson plans. The themes addressed in these resources cover the work of the British Red Cross and activities overseas.
Introducing the Red Cross Movement
- Learn about the Red Cross and its iconic emblem with this assembly kit.
These three activities are a great way to introduce your students to the history of the Red Cross Movement.
These assembly-time activities are the perfect way to introduce first aid education to pupils in your school.
Teach about the dangers of alcohol with this short video and set of activities from the British Red Cross.
International humanitarian law
Learn about the ‘laws of war’, and explore issues of justice and fairness with this set of resources.
What is a human shield? This lesson plan explores the law behind the term.
Explore the issues around prisoners of war with this engaging assembly kit.
A short briefing for teachers that provides a useful start to understanding the principles of the laws of war.
This briefing for teachers sets out the key background to the law and explores the current debates.
This lesson plan – based on the true story of a soldier in the former Yugoslavia – introduces the laws of war as relating to civilians.
This video resource looks at the issues around war crimes, and how they are dealt with by the law.
Discover and discuss how it is that some children end up as soldiers.