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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. (Some new ones are listed below)


School Assemblies for OWW 2016

Christian Aid has produced an Assembly for schools about Refugees for October. There is a presentation and a PowerPoint - you can download them directly from Christain Aid here  Notes and PowerPoint.

They fit well with OWW's theme and you can down load here a version which includes reference to OWW.notes and PowerPoint (5MB) or the PDF version of the PowerPoint (1MB)  You might want to include one of Wendy Young's prayers for OWW (see above) too. 



African schoolchildrenActionAid produce free resources for schools which are packed with photos and stories from children around the world. With lessons in English, maths and science as well as in geography, citizenship and PSHE, their colourful resources span many topics, including: Climate change, education, water, human rights, natural disasters and conflict. With activities suitable for KS1 to KS4 classes, their monthly emails are worth signing up for too. You can take a look at their remarkable resources here: http://po.st/ActionAidSchoolResources 



Think Global: Resources for teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On 25 September 2015 at the UN Sustainable Development Summit (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/summit) in New York, world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or 'Global Goals' - www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/) which aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.  Teachers all around the world are being encouraged to teach about the Global Goals during the week beginning 27 September, and get involved in The World's Largest Lesson (www.tes.com/worldslargestlesson/).  Lesson plans (developed by Think Global), posters and teaching resources have been specifically developed to support the teaching of the Global Goals.  As part of this project, we have created a set of pages on the Global Dimension website which explore each of the Global Goals in turn, providing background information, film clips, classroom ideas and a wealth of teaching resources.  You can explore them, and use them with teachers, at http://globaldimension.org.uk/worldslargestlesson.


 Resources for teaching about inequality 

Think Global's resources on the SDGs include one on Goal 10: "reduce inequalities within and between countries" - highly applicable to OWW's theme


 Images for global learning: How to find the best ones?

This is a really useful guide for anyone wanting to put together an exhibition or make a poster as well as for teachers!

Think Global's, Moira Jenkins, the editor of the teacher website Global Dimension, has responded to requests from teacher members and put together some advice on finding great images for global learning.

It seems teachers are always on the lookout for good visual resources to inspire and motivate learners, and Moira has built up a fair amount of expertise in this area. She said: "I'm always having to source images for our websites, newsletters and wallplanners. When I ask teachers what they're looking for in a teaching resource their first response is usually that it has to be 'visual'. So I've offered a few pointers for good online sources, and provided advice on copyright and creative commons issues, as well as suggestions for avoiding stereotypes."

More information from the Global Dimension Website here


Resources for Muslim schools on Trade and Hunger

Fair Trade              Global Hunger

Visit MADE's website for downloads and more :  https://www.made.ngo/education/resources



cover of 'Fly Kites not Drones' pack  A new resource on Peace from "Fly Kites Not Drones"

"Fly Kites Not Drones" started as a peace campaign which was inspired by the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, who would tell international peace visitors that weaponised drones have made the beautiful blue skies a fearful sight for children, so much so that they now prefer not to take part in the favourite (previously banned by the Taliban) Afghan pass time of kite flying. Many peace groups have taken part in raising a kite to the sky in solidarity with those children living under weaponised drones. The theme has developed into a peace education pack for young people between the ages of 8- 18 years, with workshops which help young people in this country understand and empathise with young people living under weaponised drones. With modern warfare rapidly heading in the direction of drones and robotics, it's essential that the next generation has a grasp of the moral and practical implications of using computers to kill. This is a timely and poignant peace education pack which includes the positive and creative aspects of making and flying kites, with accessible interactive fun workshops which clarify the danger and terror behind weaponised drones.


To download the resource visit: http://www.flykitesnotdrones.org/

For kite making instructions:  http://www.flykitesnotdrones.org/resources/workshop4

To request a workshop facilitator or paper version of the pack: http://www.flykitesnotdrones.org/contact


Resources for KS1 for teaching about FairTrade

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A good way to introduce young children to the idea of making the world a fairer place. 

Free to down load for different subject areas:(Art, Citizenship, English, Geography, other)

 Some of these resources would be adaptable for use at a OWW event ( see other).


 (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)

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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.

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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.







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’.






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.




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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Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

New Funding Opportunity - The Common Good Fund - Application Deadline 27 Feb. 2017 see more here

Organisers' Evaluation form for 2016 events Download from here

Wordsearches for Including You events - download them from here

Press release template for 'Including You' events download here 

Quotations about  building an inclusive peaceful society - Download from here a 5 page booklet as a word.doc or pdf 

Pledges to build an inclusive society - find them here

"Who is a Migrant?" - anactivity/game to get people talking to each other at your events. Download the instructions here 

School Assemblies from Christian Aid- link to and download a PowerPoint and notes 

Looking for a speaker for your event? Download here a list (pdf) from the Discussion page (posted 12 Sept 2016)

Faith resources relating to "Including You".Download pdf here  links to materials offered by OWW's partners and supporters: worship, discussion, films ...plus Prayers for OWW(updated 7 Sept '16)

Presentation "A OWW approach to Migration" Download this PDF version of a 12 slides (15 -20 minutes) powerpoint

Need funding for your event? Apply to Big Lottery Celebrate Fund! NOW or you'll be too late for OWW more here and other suggestions

Poster/ flyer design kit - download from here

2016 Leaflets "Including You" download PDF versions here

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local inclusive OWW events - updated for 2016.  Down load ppt here

Migrant crisis or poverty crisis? - A briefing paper from Global Justice NOW Download as a PDF here

2016 - "Including You" - Booklet of ideas, links and resources for interpreting the theme. Dowload a PDF here (updated July 2016)

Learning resource/activity for young people about peace - from Fly Kites not Drones;   suitable for activites in or out of school. find links here: schools ; activities (added Nov. 2015 but still relevant for this years events)

Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to completand send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here

Event participants feedback form  (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events)   (word.doc)