Teaching resources writtten for use with secondary school students.
An activity to help secondary students prepare to meet each other for the first time and consider what might help to make a linking visit go well.
KS3/4 I 20 – 40 mins I Teacher led
by Armen Greder 2008 Allen & Unwin ISBN: 978-1741752663
The Island is a powerful picture book about refugees, xenophobia, social politics, social contact and human rights. It tackles big themes with a fable-like text and artwork that will provoke discussion for upper primary and secondary school levels about issues that remain so much a part of our national discourse.
There is a connection to bullying – learning how to be assertive but not aggressive is a key skill that can help prevent bullying. It is equally important for victims, perpetrators and bystanders in any situation where bullying occurs. The lesson ideas in this PowerPoint for secondary students support the development of assertiveness skills.
KS3/4 | Teacher led
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written by the UN after the Second World War and that there are 30 articles in total. These resources are built around the book We Are All Born Free, produced by Amnesty International to help young people explore the human rights enshrined in the declaration.
KS3/4 | Teacher led
An activity that uses the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to explore the idea of common goals, shared ideals and the ways in which we can help each other to achieve these.
KS3 | 60 Mins | Teacher led
deas for using film extracts of the book ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by Majorie Blackman by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This resource encourages users to think critically about the hurtful impact words can have and discusses how we can make a difference to others.
The ideas and resources for this lesson are from the RSC Noughts and Crosses activity pack.
An activity which explores how a student, who is new to a school, perhaps having moved from a different part of the country, or even within the same city, feels about their experience. It is also helpful for students to consider the feelings of those new to an environment, and ways they can welcome them.
Thinking activity that supports learners to consider the future of their place. It introduces the idea of probable and preferable futures and their role as active citizens.
KS3 | 60 Mins | Group
An active whole group activity that uses participatory voting to explore who we are and what being in a majority and minority can feel like.
KS3 | 15 Mins | Teacher led
Exploring a poem at KS3/4, written by a teenager exploring the feeling of being isolated and excluded because of who he is – in this case a boy from a Gypsy Traveller community.
KS3/4 | 60 Mins | Teacher led