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One World Song

Author: Portsmouth Music Hub | Date Published: 02/10/2018

The ONE WORLD song

As part of the BBC Music Day 2018, The Portsmouth Music Hub has produced a film of its 50 choirs and 2,500 singers singing the 'One World Song'. They are very happy for us to adopt it as our 'Song for One World Week' and share it.

It fits our theme “The world is changing – how about us?” very aptly.

Do watch – it’s great. Perfect for us. They say we are welcome to share it and use it. So do pass the link on to schools, choirs etc.

It would make a great introduction (or send off) for an event or a school assembly - it’s guaranteed to make you smile! The lyrics are there, too, so people can join in the singing.

Find it on youtube here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqch4JXbJd8&feature=youtu.be

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Tags: song, music, events, young people, activity, community, commitment

Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling (pdf)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 10/09/2018

These 'Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling' are particularly relevant as many people are asking what they can do after seeing the damage plastic can do to marine environments and wildlife.  Use them to round off any OWW event or activity to focus participants on what steps they are going to take as a result of what they have learned at your event.

For more ideas of how to use pledges, see the resource, "Pledges for 'The world is changing - how about us?'", which has an introduction with lots of suggestions about how you can use them.

 

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Tags: pledges, plastics, 2018, The World is changing - how about us?, environmental, climate change, changing lifestyles, what can we do? Alternatives to plastics,waste, recycling,

Pledges for 'The World is Changing - How about us?(PDF version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 10/09/2018

These pledges can be used to round off any OWW event or activity to focus participants on what steps they are going to take as a result of what they have learned at your event.

This resource has an introduction with lots of suggestions about how you can use them.

Use the Word Doc. version if you want to edit them or add your own.

There is also a separate set of "Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling"

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Tags: pledges, 2018, The World is changing - how about us?, environmental, climate change, changing lifestyles, plastics, meat, what can we do?

Pledges for 'The World is Changing - How about us? (word.doc. version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 10/09/2018

These pledges can be used to round off any OWW event or activity to focus participants on what steps they are going to take as a result of what they have learned at your event.

This resource has an introduction with lots of suggestions about how you can use them.

Use the Word Doc. version if you want to edit them or add your own.

There is also a separate set of "Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling".

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Tags: pledges, 2018, The World is changing - how about us?, environmental, climate change, changing lifestyles, plastics, meat, what can we do?

Quiz 2018 The World is Changing-How about us? (pdf version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

The Quiz covers some of issues raised in the theme: 'The World is Changing - How about us?'.

Download and print the questions and the answers, which are on the final page.

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Tags: quiz,2018, the world is changing-How about us?, climate change, deforestation, livestock, food, vegetarianism, plastic, waste, activity, event,

Quiz 2018 The World is Changing-How about us?(Word. doc. version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

The Quiz covers some of issues raised in the theme: 'The World is Changing - How about us?'.

With the word doc. version, you can print the quiz questions with or without the answers, which are on the final page.

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Tags: quiz,2018, the world is changing-How about us?, climate change, deforestation, livestock, food, vegetarianism, plastic, waste, activity, event,

OWW- The World is Changing - How about us? Planet Doctor Drama (pdf. version)

Author: Alan Gaunt + OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

This short drama (5 - 7 minutes) outlines the health problems our planet faces as Mother Earth has a consultation with the Planet Doctor.  Highly accessible, humorous and entertaining, this little sketch has a very serious message. 

This could be used in school assemblies, community events, as part of a Church Service, as a discussion starter, etc. After the performance it would be good to involve the audience in making pledges about what they will do to change.  (see the Pledges resource for "The World is Changing- What about us?).

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Tags: OWW- The World is Changing - How about us?, 2018, Drama, Planet Doctor, Mother Earth, damage to the earth, plastics, energy, global warming, climate change, pollution, ozone layer, short drama, school, assemblies, events, church, inter faith,

OWW- The World is Changing - How about us? Planet Doctor Drama (word.doc.version)

Author: Alan Gaunt + OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

This short drama (5 - 7 minutes) outlines the health problems our planet faces as Mother Earth has a consultation with the Planet Doctor.  Highly accessible, humourous and entertaining, this little sketch has a very serious message. 

This could be used in school assemblies, community events, as part of a Church Service, as a discussion starter, etc. After the performance it would be good to involve the audience in making pledges about what they will do to change.  (see the Pledges resource for "The World is Changing- What about us?).

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Tags: OWW- The World is Changing - How about us?, 2018, Drama, Planet Doctor, Mother Earth, damage to the earth, plastics, energy, global warming, climate change, pollution, ozone layer, short drama, school, assemblies, events, church, inter faith,

Discussion Starters (PDF version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 04/09/2018

These have been designed to help people begin talking together about some of the issues raised in the OWW 2018 theme. They can be used with different audiences at various types of events from coffee mornings to parties to interfaith events. Or you could just leave them lying about in cafes and social areas!  We thought the ‘OWW is 40’ one would be especially rewarding with mixed generations. You could use the Timeline resource with it. We’d love to know you get on with these – so, please, let us know.

The OWW Resource Team


 

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Tags: Discussion starters; let's talk; 40 years, change, products, environment, plastics, journeys, families, waste, coffee morning, faith events

Discussion Starters (word.doc version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 04/09/2018

These have been designed to help people begin talking together about some of the issues raised in the OWW 2018 theme. They can be used with different audiences at various types of events from coffee mornings to parties to interfaith events. Or you could just leave them lying about in cafes and social areas!  We thought the ‘OWW is 40’ one would be especially rewarding with mixed generations. You could use the Timeline Resources with it.  We’d love to know you get on with these – so, please, let us know.

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Tags: Discussion starters; let's talk; 40 years, change, products, environment, plastics, journeys, families, waste, coffee morning, faith events

Quotations related to "The world is changing - How about us? (pdf version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 29/08/2018

This compendium of quotations about change looks at why we need to change (changes in Planet Earth's Systems) and how we can do it. There is a Faith section which would be useful for interfaith events.

A preface includes all sorts of suggestions about how you could use the quotes in publicity; over a meal, as a thought provoker and a discussion starter. Use in combination with the pledges resource.

Available in a word.doc. version or a PDF.

 

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Tags: changing the world; changing ourselves; change; quotations; 2018; The world is changing - what about us?; planetary limits, how to change the world;

Quotations related to "The World is Changing - what about us?(word.doc version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 29/08/2018

This compendium of quotations about change looks at why we need to change (changes in Planet Earth's Systems) and how can do it. There is a Faith section which would be useful for interfaith events. A preface includes all sorts of suggestions about how you could use the quotes in publicity; over a meal, as a thought provoker and a discussion starter.  Use in combination with the pledges resource

Available in a word.doc. version or a pdf.

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Tags: changing the world; changing ourselves;change; quotations; 2018; The world is changing - what about us?; planetary limits, how to change the world;

OWW Film Guide-2018 (Aug. edition)(pdf version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 02/08/2018

This film guide offers possible films to suit a wide range of interests and ages (late teens +). They are mostly feature length films plus a few shorter ones.* So if you're looking for a film for an event in One World Week, take a look at these suggestions. The synopses, trailers and reviews should help you choose. 

There are two versions you can download: a PDF and a Word Doc.

* If you want much shorter ones try the compendium of short on-line or downloadable videos originally compiled for OWW’s 2014 theme, ‘Living Differently’. Most of them are still relevant for exploring environmental issues.

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Tags: The world is changing; 2018; Films, environment, migration, refugees, climate change, globalisation, agriculture, industry, protest, conflict, solutions

OWW Film Guide-2018 (Aug. edition)(word.docx. version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 02/08/2018

This film guide offers possible films to suit a wide range of interests and ages (late teens +). They are mostly feature length films plus a few shorter ones.* So if you're looking for a film for an event in One World Week, take a look at these suggestions. The synopses, trailers and reviews should help you choose. 

There are two versions you can download: a PDF and a Word Doc.

* If you want much shorter ones try the compendium of short on-line or downloadable videos originally compiled for OWW’s 2014 theme, ‘Living Differently’. Most of them are still relevant for exploring environmental issues.

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Tags: The world is changing; 2018; Films, environment, migration, refugees, climate change, globalisation, agriculture, industry, protest, conflict, solutions

OWW Timeline: a resource for discussion

Author: OWW | Date Published: 12/07/2018

This is a timeline highlighting key dates from 1978, (when OWW started) which illustrate examples of changing approaches to environmental issues. It also includes key changes in the way we communicate which have helped us become a one world community.

You could use this resource to stimulate discussion about change. Invite people and local communities to make their own timelines and then to think about what they need to do next.

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Tags: time; change; environment; 40 years; discussion starter; communications; internet

Find out more about Sustainable Development Goals

Author: UN | Date Published: 25/07/2017

This suggests useful websites for an introduction to Sustainable Development Goals and what, as Good Neighbours, we can do to help achieve the goals. You don't have to be a development economist to understand this source.  Very accessible.

It also includes websites for teachers: The World's Largest Lesson

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Tags: UN; Sustainable Development Goals, Good Neighbours, Global neighbours, actions, schools

Challenging Wordsearch for an inclusive society (pdf)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 19/09/2016

A challenging wordsearch, suitable for adults and young people, to find the words that describe an inclusive society. (search and answer sheet provided).

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Tags: Games, Wordsearch, adults, inclusive, community values

Basic Wordsearch about a good community to live in (pdf)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 19/09/2016

A word search, suitable for everyone, including children and those whose first language is not Engish. Find words that describe a good community to live in. 2 sheets: the search; and the answers.

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Tags: Games, Wordsearch, children, inclusive, community values

Who’s a migrant? (PDF)

Author: OWW - based on an idea by Miriam Kennet | Date Published: 06/10/2016

This activity demonstrates how people and families in our communities have migrated. (allow 15 - 20 minutes)

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Tags: Multi cultural; interfaith, game activity, icebreaker, including you, inclusion, refugees, migration

Films (short) about environmental issues

Author: Sarah Hirom | Date Published: 12/04/2017

 This is a collection of films about environmental issues and what we, as citizens, can do about them.

Included are a  set made by "the Story of Stuff". Many are presented as cartoons drawn as the presenter tells the story. They are very accessible, suitable for all ages, funny, but addressing serious issues of our time, and very informative. While made in the USA many of the issues are common to us all - a possible discussion point could be whether people in different countries would tackle the issues in the same way.

 They run for between 5 and 20 minutes, so great discussion starters for a lesson or a meeting.

Access the current (2017) collection of Stories of Stuff videos here.

The following collection was complied for OWW's 2014 theme, Living Differently. Most are still relevant.

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Tags: Films, videos, Environment, citizens actions, consumption, More than Enough, solutions, water,Story of Stuff

Bohunt School Powerpoint

Author: Lis Small | Date Published: 2013

"We want to share with you the inspirational activities at Bohunt School, Liphook  in Hampshire".  Lis Small, a teacher there, wrote in October 2013:

“Once again Bohunt School got involved in the intentions of OWW. 

Two PowerPoint presentations were used for launching the theme ('More than Enough') (using Christian Aid's Assembly PowerPoint as the initial stimulus).  This was launched in School Meeting to approximately 1,000 students and 100 staff.  The second PowerPoint (this one) shows what departments got involved in doing as part of the theme."

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Tags: schools, young people, teachers

Peacing Together One World - Making Paper Cranes

Author: OWW

Instructions for how to make paper cranes, inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki. Originally used at events related to One World Week's 2010 theme, 'Peacing Together One World', it would be an appropriate activity at  any OWW event to emphasise the importance of peace for one world.

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Tags: Activities, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima, One World Week, Origami, Paper Cranes, Sadako Sasaki, Young People, peace issues

One World Week - Cafod Global Connection Game

Author: Cafod

A Cafod game to show how we are interconnected with many countries and cultures around the world. 

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Tags: Activities, Cafod, Games, Global Connections, One World Week, Young People.

Living for One World - Drama Presentation

Author: Sarah K. Kilou

A drama-presentation which focuses on the theme of ‘stewardship’ and the duty of humans to protect the world in which we live.

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Tags: Activities, Climate Change, Drama, Endangered Species, Environment, Faith, Key Stage 2, Multifaith, One World Week, Performance, Presentation, Rainforest, Stewardship, Young People, Living for One World, 2011

Peacing Together One World - Children's Wordsearch Answers

Author: OWW

Answers for 'Peacing Together One World' children's wordsearch. 

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Peacing Together One World - Children's Wordsearch

Author: OWW

Children's wordsearch for 'Peacing Together One World'

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Peacing Together One World - Children's Quiz Questions

Author: OWW

Questions for 'Peacing Together One World' children's quiz. 

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Peacing Together One World - Children's Quiz Picture Round

Author: OWW

Picture round for 'Peacing Together One Wordl' children's quiz. 

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Tags: Activities, Children, One World Week, Quiz, Young People, Peacing Together One World, 2010.

Peacing Together One World - Children's Quiz Answer Sheet

Author: OWW

Answer sheet for 'Peacing Together One World' children's quiz. 

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Tags: Activities, Children, One World Week, Peacing Together One World, Quiz, Young People, Peacing Together One World, 2010

Peacing Together One World - Children's Quiz Question and Answer Sheet

Author: OWW

Question and answers for 'Peacing Together One World' children's quiz. 

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Tags: Activities, Children, One World Week, Quiz, Young People, Peacing Together One World, 2010

Game for Youth Groups

Author: Global Connections

Global Connections game for youth groups.

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More than Enough - Web Resources

Author: OWW

Web resources for One World Week's 2013 theme ' More than Enough'. 

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Tags: A Rocha, Biofuel, CAFOD, Children, Christian Aid, Christian Ecology Link, Climate Change, EcoSikh, Faith, Food Systems, Friends of the Earth, Islam, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Islamic Relief, Judaism, Justice, MADE in Europe, Materialism, Mongabay, One World Week, Operation Noah, Oxfam, Peace, Population Growth, Schools, Sikhism, Stop the Climate Chaos Coalition, The Big Green Jewish Website, UNICEF, Weblinks, Wisdom in Nature, World Wildlife Fund, More than Enough, 2013

More than Enough - CAFOD Resource Pack

Author: CAFOD

CAFOD's 'Hungry for Change' resources, including videos, posters, a quiz, and activities for children which could be used at OWW events focusing on food and hunger issues.

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Tags: Activities, CAFOD, Children, Community, Discussion, Faith, Food, Food Systems, Guidelines, Hunger, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, More than Enough, One World Week, Posters, Quiz, Resource Pack, Schools, Starvation, Videos, Young People, Hungry for Change, 2013

Sharing Destiny - List of Campaigning Organisations

Author: Sarah K. Kilou

A list of organisations campaigning against climate change. 

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Tags: 350.org, 38 Degrees, A Rocha, Biofuelwatch, Black Environment Network, CAFOD, Camp for Climate Action, Campaign, Christian, Christian Aid, Christian Ecology Link, Climate Change, Climate Outreach, Cool it Schools, EcoSikh, Education, Faith, Friends of the Earth, Islam, Islamic Relief, Judaism, Living for One World, Mongabay, One World Week, Operation Noah, Oxfam, RisingTide, Schools, Sikhism, Stop the Climate Chaos Coalition, The Big Green Jewish Website, Wisdom in Nature, World Development Movement, World Wildlife Fund, Sharing Destiny, 2012.

Living for One World - 'Saving our World' Drama Presentation

Author: OWW

A drama-presentation which focuses on the theme of 'stewardship' and the duty of humans to protect the world in which we live. 

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Tags: Animals, Children, Climate Change, Discussion, Diversity, Drama, Education, Endangered Species, Environment, Faith, Key Stage 2, Multi-faith, Music, One World Week, Presentation, Rainforest, Script, Stewardship, Young People, Living for One World, 2011

Living for One World - Organisation List

Author: OWW

A list of organisations that are currently campaigning on environmental issues affecting the planet and its people compiled for OWW. 

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Tags: 38 Degrees, Action, Biofuel, CAFOD, Campaign, Christian, Christian Aid, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Faith, Friends of the Earth, Global, Islam, Islamic Relief, Jewish, Local, One World Week, Oxfam, Schools, Sikh, World Wildlife Fund, Young People, Living for One World, 2011.

Living for One World - Children's Wordsearch

Author: OWW

Children's wordsearch for 'Living for One World'

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Living for One World - Children's Wordsearch Answers

Author: OWW

Answers for 'Living for One World' children's wordsearch.  

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Living for One World - Children's Quiz Questions

Author: OWW

Questions for 'Living for One World' children's quiz. 

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Living for One World - Children's Quiz Picture Round

Author: OWW

Picture round for 'Living for One World' children's quiz. 

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Living for One World - Children's Quiz Questions and Answers

Author: OWW

Question and answers for 'Living for One World' children's quiz. 

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Living for One World - Children's Quiz Answer Sheet

Author: OWW

Answer sheet for 'Living for One World' children's quiz. 

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Hope In Action - Assembly for 11- to 14-year olds

Author: Christian Aid

An assembly presentation on the theme of 'One World' for school chilren aged 11- to 14-years old. 

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Tags: Action, Assembly, Brazil, Christian Aid, Hope, One World, One World Week, Presentation, Reflection, Schools, Shared Responsibility, Sustainability, Hope in Action, 2015

Hope In Action - Assembly for 7- to 14-year olds

Author: Christian Aid

An assembly presentation on the theme of 'Shared Planet' for school chilren aged 7- to 14-years old. 

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Tags: Action, Assembly, Brazil, Christian Aid, Connectedness, Hope, Hope in Action, One World Week, Peace, Presentation, Reflection, Responsibility, School, Shared Planet, Sustainability, Young People, Hope in Action, 2015

Peacing Together One World - Children’s Cooperative games

Author: OWW

This list of games has been adapted from www.creativekidsathome.com.  They are designed to encourage a sense of teamwork amongst children, something that is very important in establishing a culture of peace. 

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Tags: Children, Games, knots, leaders, One World Week, peace, sculpture, team building, Peacing Together One World, 2010.