Global issues and UK aid - educational resource

Who is it for?
Child-friendly resource on global issues and the role of UK aid created for 7-11 year olds. It also directs children and teachers to a free programme to learn more - Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning.

What’s included?
A short 3 minute animation video follows the story of Jaane, 12, who is forced to flee his home. An accompanying comic strip summarises the story with questions to discuss in groups. It also includes photographs of Jaane, facts and a word search.

In addition, there are a series of colourful postcards that can be printed for wall displays linked to the sustainable development goals.

Why is it useful?
The resources act as an excellent assembly, lesson starter, lesson plan or homework activity to be carried out with parents. They are age appropriate resources tested and developed with young people. The resources help children learn and discuss the global challenges of our time, including extreme poverty, and how young people and teachers can take action themselves.

Get involved!
Your school can partner with another school around the world to learn about global issues. This includes the opportunity to apply for money to create your own Pupil Action Project. Together, we can take action to change the world!

Join Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning, a programme for 7-14 year olds funded by DFID and the British Council:

These resources were created by the Department for International Development (DFID) which is part of the Government of the United Kingdom. We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. UK aid helps tackle the global challenges of our time including poverty, education for all, natural disasters, health, climate change, gender equality and peace and justice.



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  • Together-for-a-Better-World_Connecting-Classrooms-Through-Global-Learning.pdf
  • UK-aid-postcards-to-print.pdf

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Created: Dec 9, 2018

Updated: Feb 22, 2019


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