Teaching Resources

We hope you enjoy these sample resources (below.) To access lots more classroom resources, sign up to be  a Global Schools Web User (for free) on the Home Page.

To see our SMSC resources for secondary schools, including Art and Design, Geography, History, Citizenship and English click on the subject area, or here for the Homepage.

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P1050716Global Learning Charter  for all schools.

Creating a Global Learning Charter gives schools the opportunity to spell out their commitment to Global Learning and involve the students in deciding how they want to implement it across the school. Below are 3 examples of how it has been done!

ESNW-Cluster-Global-Charter.pdf Prince-Henrys-GLC.pdf Beeston-Primary-School.pdf





Top Tips for Global LearningIndia 06, appropriate for all schools.

We have put together this short checklist, in partnership with schools across West Yorkshire, to help you make the most of Global Learning in school.

Photo credit : the Mumbai skyline, from our India photo pack


Dos-and-Donts-for-quality-Global-Learning.pdf (399 downloads)




 First Steps to assessing Global Learning

Foncho's finca near Rio Frio, Magdalena (near Santa Marta), Colombia.What is good global learning and how do we know whether our teaching is having the impact we intended? “First Steps in Assessing Global Learning” is an essential guide for all teachers to evaluate the effectiveness, impact and quality of Global Learning in order to improve the learning process.

Photo credit: The Fairtrade Foundation

First-Steps-in-Assessing-Global-Learning.pdf   First-Steps-in-Assessing-Global-Learning-PrintVersion.pdf (529 downloads)











be a cocoa farmerChocolate Making Enterprise Project

Lindley Infant School used chocolate making as a way to introduce the children to Enterprise skills and Fairtrade. Click on the download below to see their short and medium term planning.







 5 RsPHSCE Fairtrade and Waste

Stories, independent research and superheros are used to teach children to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and about the benefits of Fairtrade. The download will enable you to see Lindley Infant’s short and medium term plans.







Haroon Razaq, 10, from Park View Primary Academy, with a cup and plate.Arooj Islamic Heritage Project

This project was developed by the Equalities and Entitlement Team, Children’s Services, Leeds City Council to raise attainment of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage pupils in Leeds Primary schools. Research shows that valuing pupils’ cultural heritage and using it to make the curriculum more relevant leads to greater engagement in learning and consequently improves learning outcomes.


Secret-Garden-Islamic-heritage-KS2.zip (418 downloads)




Just Linking resized Media Literacy

These 2 activities are taken from Leeds DECs Just Linking resource. They are designed to help children question assumptions, recognise bias and encourage critical thinking and visual literacy.


Media-Literacy-Lesson-1.pdf Media-Literacy-Lesson-2.pdf (307 downloads)





Political_mapHow big is Africa?

Ideal for upper KS2 or KS3, this activity is a perfect way to introduce any topic relating to the continent of Africa. Pupils are given a handout with the outline of Africa and then taken through a powerpoint showing the outlines of other countries. Pupils have to draw how big they think they are in relation to the size of Africa. All is revealed at the end! Designed to counter generalisations of Africa as a country and give pupils geographical perspective.

How-big-is-Africa-lesson.pptx (325 downloads) Africa-outline.pdf (305 downloads)







DE activitiesDevelopment Education Programs and Study Materials

Practical classroom activities for KS2 and KS3 which explore a range of themes including Toys, Food Security, Active Citizenship, Global Cities, Education and the value of money in different cultures.











FlowersWe Can’t Eat Flowers

This activity is taken from Leeds DECs The Global Teacher resource. It is designed to introduce students to the idea of trade through a role-play task of bartering. Pupils will be challenged to see the connection between economic constraints and the effects they have on the livelihood of people across the globe.


Kenya-Trade-Case-Study-Flowers-Activity1.pdf (304 downloads) Kenya-flower-activity1.pdf (322 downloads)






DE activitiesDevelopment Education study materials pack

Contains a range of classroom activities for RE, Geography, English  and Citizenship.

Suitable for KS 3 and KS4

Practical classroom activities on a range of topics including:

With Case Studies from Africa, Latin America, South and South East Asia

If you’d like a hard copy of the pack, please email info@leedsdec.org.uk

Produced by our partners in Latvia and Estonia





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Food security?

This powerpoint outlines the types of food insecurity people suffer and details the factors that affect food security.







Spanish Social and Environmental consequences of Climate Change, for Spanish teachers.

Part of a cross curricular resource on climate change (English, Maths, History and Spanish.) This visual and practical resource can be used for a half term’s work. Students will be able to identify environmental and social impacts of climate change in Spanish. Students will be able to use simple sentence structures to explain environmental and social impacts of climate change through the presentation of a country specific poster.

Spanish-resource-v2.pdf (383 downloads) Spanish-PowerPoint.pptx (411 downloads) Spanish-worksheets.pdf (357 downloads)






IYC 6Climate change; who to believe?

This English resource is part of a series reflecting on climate change. The Maths and History resources are in the Premium Resources section (free to sign up for on the Homepage.) “As an English teacher I feel confident saying that this would make a great English lesson. I would use it at GCSE to help prepare for the reading paper. It could also be used at year 9 with a bright class.” Teacher at Roundhay School

English-resource-v2.pdf (275 downloads) English-Critical-Literacy.pptx (236 downloads) English-Who-to-believe-worksheets.pdf (374 downloads)