Bringing a Global Dimension to the educational experience of every young person in Yorkshire and Humber
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Primary Citizenship


First Steps to Rights
This 80 page book is full of activities to introduce young children to the basic rights of all children & the responsibilities that accompany them. The book draws together the 'feely bag' methodology of the First Steps Project run by Hampshire Development Education Centre to introduce young children to the basic rights of all children and the responsibilities that accompany them. The 15 A3 colour photos bring a global perspective to exploring these rights. Activities are on the themes of: families, homes, food, water, play, co-operation, diversity and safety. Activities are designed for whole class or group work, and differentiated for pre-school/nursery and reception; 5 to 6 year olds; 6 to 7 year olds.
2003, UNICEF

Begin at the Beginning
All children love toys! This exciting multi-media pack about toys and technology enables pupils to see the links they have with children in Africa and the similarities and differences they have. The resource is packed with fun and creative toy making ideas that will help children learn about the wider world.
2005, DEED

Growing Up Global
This full-colour early years handbook for teachers and childminders provides over 70 fun activities, such as stories, songs, poems, recipes and games, to help children to celebrate diversity. The activities have been well tested in real settings and encourage young children to look at the world - and the people in it - with respect, so they grow up as global citizens.
2006, RISC

Successful Global Awareness in Schools
From becoming a Fairtrade school to linking with schools in other countries, a wide range of initiatives are provided by this practical handbook for teachers for introducing and consolidating the global dimension of citizenship into the whole curriculum and ethos of a school. Developed from the experiences of Lancashire schools, it contains case studies, activities, resources and pointers to further support.
2006, Lancashire Global Education Centre


Global Citizenship: The Handbook for Primary Teaching
This handbook explains the term "global citizenship" and develops its guiding principles into clear, practical pointers for use in school. By discussing the issues, ideas, and approaches in this handbook, users will be able to explore and develop their own understanding of global citizenship and bring its concepts into all their educational practice, through every subject area, into assemblies and across the whole school. global citizenship is not an additional subject, but a way of teaching the existing curriculum which promotes social justice and equity.
The book should be a valuable tool for classroom teachers, head teachers, teacher educators, student teachers, home school educators, non-teaching staff, governors and parents.
This handbook is also ideal for PSHE co-ordinators and members of staff who are interested in finding out how to include a citizenship perspective in their teaching. The book is packed with discussion points, issues, ideas and approaches for practical citizenship teaching.
All of the worksheets and extracts are photocopiable.
2002, Oxfam

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Go Bananas
This photopack concerns the journey of a banana from the Caribbean to the UK. It contains a range of activities for the whole class, small groups and independent work that use the photographs, maps and information on banana production. It includes a literacy activity and curriculum links.
2000, Oxfam

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Across and Beyond
This video pack for primary schools show how citizenship education can be integrated across the primary curriculum. The video features examples of lesson plans and activities focusing particularly on case studies with a global dimension. It also shows how whole school initiatives such as school councils and playground buddies can be introduced into schools. The teachers' book supplies information and support to implement and extend the ideas in the video.
2000, BBC

Auditing Citizenship at Key Stages 1 and 2
This audit for primary level has been developed in response to the debate about the definition and nature of citizenship and PSHE. While including the English National Curriculum requirements, this resource goes far beyond this is in an attempt to outline the elements of citizenship and PSHE.
2002, South Yorkshire DEC

Our Street, Our World
Through the exploration of an everyday street scene in the UK, the following key issues are covered: the built environment, water, transport, food and shopping, waste and recycling, and trees. Images and stories from India make global connections.
1997, WWF-UK

Partners in Rights
This photocopiable resource uses a range of engaging and creative approaches to explore rights and citizenship issues. Using the creative and expressive arts, pupils using this pack should gain a solid understanding of the concepts of rights and responsibilities, learn to respect diversity both locally and globally, and explore contemporary moral and social issues in a new way. The book contains a wealth of material that captures the individual voices and experiences of young people in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2000, Save the Children Fund

Refugees: a Resource Book for 5 to 11 Year Olds
This text examines the causes of conflict which force families to flee and explains why they arrive in Britain as refugees. The testimonies of young refugees is included to help children empathize with the difficulties of being uprooted and trying to make a new life in a strange place.
1998, Refugee Council

Family Album
A set of 32 colour photographs featuring a wide variety of families within the UK, selected to stimulate discussion about family life. The booklet offers a range of activities designed to explore issues such as: stereotyping; family structures; and roles and relationships within families.

Start With A Story
Stories are an excellent way of introducing complex or difficult issues to children. This book offers activity ideas and starting points to encourage discussion through literacy and includes an extensive list of recommended story books.
2002, TIDE

Heart of West Africa
This text is a practical and accessible art resource for all those interested in art and in making links between art and issues such as identity, sustainable development and interdependence. It combines detailed information on the background of textiles from West Africa with step-by-step practical, illustrated instructions on the different techniques used. The activities are supported by well researched information about West African traditions and cultures.
2001, Global Education Derby

Water Numerate
Designed to support numeracy and daily maths lessons in years 6 and 7. This text provides three weeks of planned lessons on data handling and percentages and offers the opportunity to analyse the positive impacts of a well system on a Nepalese hill village, by following the life of one girl.
2000, Water Aid

Primary Topic Posters: Water
A poster pack and activity booklet for 4 to 7 year olds on the theme of water.
1998, Oxfam

Your World, My World
This pack is based on the popular case studies from Wake Up, World!. By looking at the stories of four children from around the World, pupils are able to explore what makes up their own special identity, the importance of family and friends, and their role in caring for, and helping, others. The teachers' booklet contains detailed background information about the children featured (from Ethipoia, India, Brazil, and Russia), as well as carefully trialled activities to relate the isues raised by the case studies to pupils' own lives.
2001, Oxfam

For a FREE downloadable sample activity visit the Oxfam website:

Learning Global Lessons
An innovative resource for the Literacy Hour, this pack encourages pupils to consider all sorts of texts and their uses. The resource is divided into five units, each generating two weeks' work. It has clear texts for reading different genres and ways of supporting children to write in them.
2000, Action Aid