Create a global school buzz for IEW 2008
International Education Week this year runs from 17-21 November. Why not use it to get a real global buzz going in your school?
You could use the week to investigate what’s global about your class, school and local community:
- Where does your food come from and how did it get here?
- Where were your clothes made?
- Do any children in your school come from another country or have global connections in their family tree?
- What is local industry’s connection to the rest of the world in terms of imports and exports?
- What about local history, are there any global connections to be found in your area’s past?
We’d be interested to hear what you find out, so send your school's discoveries to email@example.com and we'll publish them online.
Find out more...
You could choose a particular topic, like Fair Trade or the Millennium Development Goals (see the Topic section on the left hand side of this screen) to find a range of useful teaching material.
Alternatively, you could read up on issues such as Human Rights, Child Labour, Climate Change and more to see how these can be introduced into lessons or assemblies.
Get some inspiration...
The following case studies show some simple and easily replicable examples of global work in schools - why not see if you can do something similar?
» A nursery class learn about Indian food
» Learning about rights in Year 2
» Creative thinking with South African artefacts
» A Year 8 class follow the journey of a banana
» Identifying stereotypes through images
» Medicine and its global roots