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Schools

These pages provide a variety of resources that can be used during One World Week and beyond.  Many of the resources are free, and fit closely with curriculum specifications in RE, Geography, PSHE, Citizenship, History, and other subjects.

Click here for teaching resources which cover a range of global citizenship and development issues, such as climate change, fair trade, human rights, and faith perspectives. Below are a selection on recent OWW themes with a focus on environment and peace:

 

School Assemblies for 'Living Differently'

Action Aid - offer assemblies and workshops with speakers - more here     

Christian Aid has produced guidelines for School Assemblies about 'Living Differently" with accompanying PowerPoint presentations for use in One World Week. This is their introduction: plant earth seen from space

"Our Earth is the only planet with people on it. But Earth is changing all the time, and now climate change is becoming a real danger for people all over the world.

Use our autumn primary or secondary assembly to explore how climate change is already affecting three communities: in El Salvador, Malawi and Brazil.

Think about how your school can make a difference by taking action to live differently during One World Week, which is taking place between 19 and 26 October this year.

Our primary and secondary assembly plans also feature suggested climate actions you can take with your class.

You can download them, free, from Christian Aid's website. 

Primary here

Secondary here:

(OWW cannot take responsibility for the content of websites not its own)

Many of the resources prepared for previous themes would be adaptable and appropriate to some aspects of this year's theme.

 

 

 

Explore other websites addressing environmental issues relevant to More than Enough? 

This is a OWW-researched guide to a set of Links to other organisations' websites. It focusses particularly on environmental issues especially the challenges of climate change. It contains a section for schools -go to the Links page.

(OWW cannot take responsibility for the content of websites not its own)

noni,a forest tree with shiny green leaves

 

A drama "Saving our World" specially commissioned for OWW suitable for KS2 and upwards (download here)


More than Enough? 

You can download these two videos (for free) from The Story of Stuff project website here. suitable for older Secondary groups.

"The Story of Stuff" (20 mins) is an entertaining cartoon which explains, in an easily understandable way, the extraction, production, consumption and waste systems that are depleting the world's resources.

"The Story of Change" (6 mins) follows up with ideas for action and some really good ideas about how to BE more.

(OWW cannot take responsibility for the content of websites not its own)

Child's hands holding globe showing map of Africa

 

For more One World Week activities specifically related to  Living for One World and Peace issues click here.

Activities include cooperative games, quizzes, wordsearches, pledges and other material suitable for use in the classroom.

 Islamic Relief Logo

 

Islam and the Environment - a leaflet

Download from Islamic Relief website Education Resources page here

Also: a leaflet about water and Islam

Download from Islamic Relief website Education Resources page here

 

We also have a selection of faith resources that are suitable for schools, and a range of discussion tasks that can be modified for use in the classroom.

 

Peacing Together One World – Creating a Culture of Peace for Our Children

The following websites were chosen specifically because they fitted in with OWW’s 2010 theme ‘Peacing Together One World – Creating a Culture of Peace for Our Children’.  You will find a selection of peace-related lesson plans, assemblies, books, activities, and other resources.

These sites also contain resources appropriate for the 2014 theme:

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Global dimension

Global dimension has a wide range of educational resources that are displayed with a summary of the content; a list of which courses and age groups the resource applies to; and how much the resource costs.

It is worth noting that many of the resources are free and immediately downloadable.  This is an excellent site for finding relevant work plans quickly and easily.

 

 

 

 

 

Oxfam

These pages give you access to all of Oxfam's free online teaching resources.  Packed with lesson plans, assemblies, case studies, and whiteboard resources, these pages offer free materials you can use and download now. Resources are selected by theme, age, type of resource or curriculum area.

The following links are those most closely related to ‘Peacing Together One World – Creating a Culture of Peace for our Children’.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

CHILDREN

CONFLICT

 

CAFOD

CAFOD provides a selection of easy to download assemblies, quizzes and schemes of work to challenge and inspire pupils to take action for global justice.

Go to CAFOD site here: 

Primary: Peace and conflict

Secondary: Peace and conflict

Learn Peace - The Peace Pledge Union

The Peace Pledge Union hold the belief that nonviolence is better than violence and that building a culture of peace should be a priority in our world.

The website looks at issues such as war and peace in world religions, the concept of pacifism, and ‘just war’ theory.

 

BRITISH  COUNCIL

 

Global School Partnerships

connect the UK's school sector to others around the world to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding.

 

Christian Aid Assemblies

Christian Aid has produced guidelines for a range of assemblies with accompanying PowerPoint presentations some of which could be used in One World Week. In 2013 they were specifically aimed at OWW and reflected on consumerism and question the value we place on possessions.  They focus on: consumerism, waste, and recycling with examples from Bangladesh, Haiti, and Mali. Others focus on food, poverty, health etc.  There are versions designed specifically for Primary or Secondary Schools.

Two school assemblies deal with the theme of peace. The first is about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the second on building peace in Angola



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News

Call For Climate Action

For the love of each other, this spring, we are standing with over 100 organisations to call for climate action for the sake of all the things that matter most.

For the love of the food on our plates. For the love of our global neighbours. For the Love of Somerset, the Arctic and the Great Barrier Reef. For the love of country walks and Britain's beautiful seasons.

For the love of all the things we care about, we're taking climate change seriously. And we're not alone.

It’s time to stand up, for the love of each other, and demand action.

Will you share what you love? (www.fortheloveof.org.uk)

For the love of video

Press Releases

Newsletters

Recently Added Resources

"Living Differently" downloadable leaflet for OWW 2014 (pdf) - added 29 May 2014 

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2014 (updated 28 May 2014)

2014 Theme summary: A4 with 2xA5 single sided leaflets to down load and print for use at meetings - N.B. Full annual leaflet on 'Living Differently' will be published in May.(added 23 April 2014)

2014 - a video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events

 

Press Release Template for publicising your event (word.doc) (issued 10 Oct.2013)

Event organisers' form for collecting feedback from participants at OWW events (word.doc)(added October 2013)

'More than enough?' Quotes about consumerism and what 'being more'  might mean-use them to start off discussion and more (word doc) (added 8 Oct. 2013)

Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)

Working with Others -in 2014 - Ideas for events and links to OWW Partners and their resources  (updatedvariously from July -September 2014)

2014 Worship Anthology for  "Living Differently" plus  supplementary material (added 21 Sept. 2014)

Faith and School resources for 2014: School Assemblies on Living Differently(added 18 Sept. 2014)

 More than Enough? -a selection of videos to inform and entertain (new for 2013. updated 5 Sept. 2013)

OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)

More than Enough? Featuring food/a meal in your event? These resources from CAFOD could enhance the menu!  (added Aug. 2013)

Funding Opportunities - New possibility Aug. 2013

wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two word.docs) updated April 2013

Publicity materials for 2013 'More than Enough? (pdf)2013 leaflet "More than enough?" (PDF)