Whole-school global politics resources

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SHIC level 2 - Rethinking Charity

SHIC level 2 - Rethinking Charity

Are we morally obligated to address global poverty? In Level 2 you’ll try a provoking thought experiment that will enlighten you about the true state of the world. Then you’ll see where your income will likely stand in relation to the global average, and ponder your charitable opportunities and obligations to the world.

By SHIC

SHIC Level 1 - Smashing Preconceptions

SHIC Level 1 - Smashing Preconceptions

How can you improve the world without fully understanding it? This level will challenge your preconceptions about global poverty, provide an in-depth idea of what it truly means to be poor, and reveal information about how the world is changing. Through videos hosted by Hans Rosling, a highly respected Swedish medical doctor, academic and statistician, students will be introduced to new ways of thinking about critical issues and the misconceptions surrounding key global problems.

By SHIC

SHIC Level 0 - The Giving Game

SHIC Level 0 - The Giving Game

This is an introduction to high-impact charity, and is the best way to start the SHIC program. After learning about several charities, you and your group are tasked with selecting the one you deem as having the biggest impact. The difficulties involved in this task will demonstrate that you can’t necessarily rely on your intuition to choose a charity, and will give your group a taste of how evidence and analysis can, and should, be used to select a charity. This is a great stand-alone level and an excellent introduction to high-impact charity.

By SHIC

Quiz on key events in 2017

Quiz on key events in 2017

A short 11-question quiz on key events in 2017 that can be used in any class related to politics for students aged 14 or above. It works perfectly as an ice breaker or as a short introductory activity.

By filip_kokotovic

2017 UK General Elections

2017 UK General Elections

An 11-question quiz that can be used in any class aged 12+ as an ice breaker and to discuss the impact of the 2017 UK General Election on politics in the United Kingdom. Several questions can be used to foster long discussions on electoral trends in the UK.

By filip_kokotovic

Theory behind US Foreign Policy

Theory behind US Foreign Policy

This lesson is meant to help students understand the key theoretic concepts needed to understand US foreign policy. An activity is included to encourage students to critically evaluate the impact events in the realm of domestic politics have on foreign policy. The goal of this lesson is to go through the sometimes not engaging theoretic concepts that are required to understand foreign policy and this lesson can be used for students 16+, or highly motivated students in the 14-16 group. The lesson can easily be used for 45 minutes- 1 hour, depending on how long you want the activity to last. The expected learning outcomes are: Defining foreign policy; Identifying several theories that analyze foreign policy; Understanding the relationship between domestic and foreign policy; Understanding the term ''motivation gap''; Identifying key actors in creating American foreign policy; Identifying types of foreign policy goals.

By filip_kokotovic

Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This presentation provides a short introduction to the United Nations Agenda 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presentation allows the student to critically assess the difference between the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the SDGs. It also helps explain the role of the United Nations as a key facilitator of environmental diplomacy. This lesson that is meant for a standard 45 minute class can be used for any geography or global politics course for ages 14 and above. The learning outcomes are: Understanding the role of the United Nations in the global environment; Evaluating the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Identifying several areas where the MDGs failed to achieve relevant change; Identify the role of the United Nations in climate diplomacy; Understanding how the MDGs differ from the SDGs.

By filip_kokotovic

Political Cartooning Resources

Political Cartooning Resources

Explore a range of political cartooning resources from the Museum of Australian Democracy. These resources assist students to understand more about political cartooning. All resources link to Australian Curriculum areas, including HASS, Civics and Citizenship, History, English, Visual arts or Media arts. Explore more here: https://moadoph.gov.au/learning/resources/political-cartooning/

By MoADLearning

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Lesson 1 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. The lesson enables students to learn the chronology of the Cuban Missile Crisis - situating it in the context of the Cold War - by getting them to piece together the timeline in small groups. Students discuss which events were particularly significant, and could also present their timelines to the class, thus developing their critical-thinking and spoken language skills. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, and English, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To view and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, and the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017) is a simple crossword made up of news events from the last week. New volcanoes discovered in the Antarctic. Less migrants from Libya to Italy in July. A camp built for migrants walking from the US to Canada. Twelve HUGE pipes washed ashore in Norfolk. A Canadian policeman paid for the shirt and tie that a young shoplifter tried to steal for a job interview. The egg scandal spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Tainted papayas make 100 or so people in the US sick while millions of Yemeni children are suffering from cholera. Train wreck in Egypt. The US president threaten d military intervention in Venezuela. And a Canadian diplomat suffers hearing loss in Cuba because of a sonic weapon. A Danish submarine captain was charged with manslaughter after a Swedish journalist died when the submarine sank. Of course the answers are included. It's an excellent resource for PSHE, Geography, Economics, Social Studies, GATE... There are 3 additional BONUS crossword puzzles - Afghanistan, Albania, and Japan.

By BFP