Commonwealth Class: 2014 Games education pack

Commonwealth Class: 2014 Games education pack

The Commonwealth Class education pack is a dynamic, exciting resource for teachers who want to teach young people about Commonwealth values like rights and responsibilities, protecting the environment and what people need to lead healthy lives. The pack contains cross-curricular activities, short films and discussion guides with learning outcomes that link to key skills, curriculum subjects and Commonwealth values. The activities can be used to support lesson planning and teaching across your curriculum. The flexible and wide ranging materials are mainly targeted at 7-14 year olds.
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Snakes and Dragons: Chinese New Year pack

Snakes and Dragons: Chinese New Year pack

Focusing on China, the materials which were prepared in connection with the IOE Confucius Institute for Schools will help introduce primary school children to some of the differences and similarities between the lives and culture of people in the UK and China. Each education pack contains an array of resources for the classroom including; lesson plans, Chinese poems, assembly plans, posters and activities to keep your young people engaged throughout.
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British Council Primary Language Starter Pack

British Council Primary Language Starter Pack

Our primary languages downloadable pack is designed for Language Assistants and other native speakers who are new to teaching languages at primary level as well as giving advice to the host schools. The pack includes guidance on how to get started, examples of best practice, specific teaching ideas and resources for use in the classroom.
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Football Remembers Education Pack

Football Remembers Education Pack

British Council has joined forces with The FA, Premier League + Football League to commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce. The pack includes photos, eye-witness accounts + letters from soldiers. Perspectives from British, French, Belgian, German + Indian witnesses are included with activities for English, language, drama, art, sport, history + moral education. Schools are invited to design a memorial with the winner chosen by The Duke of Cambridge + Arsenal/ England forward Theo Walcott to be built at the National Memorial Arboretum. http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/football-remembers
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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Teaching Resources

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Teaching Resources

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is the second most important festival in the Chinese lunar calendar after Chinese New Year. This year the festival will fall on 19 September. Each education pack contains lesson plans, an assembly plan, activities and supporting materials to introduce Chinese culture to the classroom, keep your young people engaged and look forward to next year when, according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the Horse.
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Year of the Dog - Primary Teaching Resource

Year of the Dog - Primary Teaching Resource

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the Dog on 16 February 2018. This education pack for primary schools contains information and activities to help teachers and pupils learn more about this important spring festival and explore Chinese language and culture. Your pupils can read a traditional story to find out how Er Lang and his dogs captured the Monkey King and learn to give commands in Chinese to our animated dog called Dumpling (Jiaozi, pronounced Jow-dzr). You can also read letters from Chinese children about their pets and get creative making clay dogs and paintings and cooking dumplings.
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Year of the Rooster - Resource pack with ideas and activities to help you Celebrate Chinese New Year

Year of the Rooster - Resource pack with ideas and activities to help you Celebrate Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the Rooster on January 28, 2017. This education pack for UK primary schools contains information and activities to help teachers and pupils learn more about this important spring festival and explore Chinese culture and language. Your pupils can learn about the story of The Rooster, the Dragon and the Centipede, how to play a traditional Chinese playground game, find out how to say what foods you like and dislike in Chinese and cook some delicious Chinese food. You can also get creative making rooster paper cuts and painting traditional plate designs, find out some facts and hear from children across China about their favourite meals. Age suitability: 4-7 years, 7-11 years Curriculum links: Art, PSHE/Citizenship, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Modern Languages.
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Arabic Language and Culture

Arabic Language and Culture

The Arab world is a fascinating, diverse geographical region with a rich culture and history. Arabic is spoken by more than 300 million people. The education pack is designed to help primary school teachers introduce aspects of both Arabic language and Arab culture to your pupils, including: well known Arabic fables, teaching students moral lessons. counting to 10 in Arabic perfecting your pronunciation of Arabic greetings exploring the intricate geometric patterns of Arabic mosaics The Arabic Language and Culture pack is an excellent way to introduce young learners to the Arab world while also challenging their preconceptions of Arab culture. This education pack has been created as part of the British Council's Arabic Language and Culture Programme in partnership with Qatar Foundation.
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Children of the Japanese Tsunami (Primary)

Children of the Japanese Tsunami (Primary)

70,000 children lost their homes when an earthquake and tidal wave hit the town of Kesennuma on the north-east coast of Japan in March 2011. The big wave destroyed everything in its path including houses, schools, shops, cars and bikes. Many people died and others, like 10-year-old Shotoro, were made homeless.
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Alzheimer’s: Felicia’s Story

Alzheimer’s: Felicia’s Story

Felicia lives in Isleworth in London. She's studying hard for her art A-Level exam. Today she has taken time-out to visit her grandparents, Eileen and Henry. Felicia lived with her grandparents for the first eight years of her life as her mum was working full-time. She has always shared a special bond with her granddad. But in recent years things have become increasingly difficult. Although Henry looks very healthy, he has a disease called Alzheimer&'s. Alzheimer&';s is a type of dementia or disease of the brain.
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Decent Work and Economic Growth

Decent Work and Economic Growth

The focus of this unit is on how social entrepreneurs have built enterprises which make a profit, but which contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable communities around the world. It contains case studies of social enterprises, photographs of the people they work with and inspiring stories of how their lives have been changed. Your pupils will learn how social enterprises address the Sustainable Goals. How do you establish a social enterprise and what does it take to turn your idea into a reality? These materials can be used with a partner school or without one, and instructions are provided on how to best use the resources.
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A School with a Difference – Multikids Academy

A School with a Difference – Multikids Academy

Eleven-year-old Sean has a condition called cerebral palsy. It means his muscles don't always work properly. This sometimes makes it harder for him to speak and to control his legs. Sean goes to school at Multikids Academy in Ghana. Any child can come here - whether they have special needs or not. There are six children in Sean’s class. About half of them have a special need. Keeping class sizes small means the teacher can give all the children the right amount of attention. Around 1 in every 300 children in Ghana has cerebral palsy, which is caused by complications at birth.
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Affordable, Clean Energy for All

Affordable, Clean Energy for All

This resource will support you in developing students’ core skills through the study of solar electricity. It will also help you explore the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 7 which is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. As the world population rises and many millions continue to move to urban areas, there is a huge increase in the demand for cost effective and reliable modern energy. What are the problems with conventional sources of energy? How could solar energy help to address some of these problems? Using this resource, you will be able to support students to develop their knowledge of renewable energy through cross-curricular activities that span maths, geography, ICT and other subjects. Among the skills that can be acquired through this unit are core skills such as citizenship, critical thinking and problem solving. The resource's learning materials can be used with or without an international partner school.
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A School with a Difference – Kofi’s Story

A School with a Difference – Kofi’s Story

Kofi goes to school at Multikids Academy in Ghana, West Africa. It is unique because it’s inclusive: any child can come here, whether they have special needs or not. Kofi has severe cerebral palsy and needs a wheelchair. There are seven pupils in his class, all with special needs. Extra helpers make sure everyone gets enough attention. Although Kofi's friends think he&'s around 16 years old, nobody really knows. He was abandoned near a graveyard three years ago, and he&';s not able to say where he came from.
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Sustainable Development Goals classroom resource

Sustainable Development Goals classroom resource

193 world leaders have committed to The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help make the world safer, fairer and more just for everyone. There 17 Sustainable Development Goals aim to accomplish three things by 2030: 1) tackle extreme poverty 2) fight inequality and injustice 3) protect the planet. The resource challenges you and your students to discuss the 17 goals and think of practical solutions to contribute to a more sustainable world. Exploring the themes of the SDGs is an excellent way to get your students thinking about their wider community and environment, while also delving into the life obstacles faced by others.
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Alzheimer’s: Rael’s story

Alzheimer’s: Rael’s story

Ten-year-old Rael lives in Birmingham in the UK with her mum, Simone, and her great-grandmother, Daisy. Nanny Daisy is 90 years old. She and the whole family love music. But sometimes life can be hard. Daisy has a disease called Alzheimer's. It means she has problems with her memory and gets very confused. Until recently, not much was known about Alzheimer’s and people didn&'t really talk about it, but over 800,000 people in the UK have this kind of illness and there are more than 24 million people around the world with the disease. Daisy developed Alzheimer&';s nine years ago.
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