Images for global learning

Prompted by requests from teachers, Moira Jenkins, the editor of Think Global’s teacher website Global Dimension, has put together some advice on finding images for global learning.  Moira says: “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…

Our very own Green World Ambassador

Huge congratulations to NAEE trustee and Coventry environmentalist and artist Gabrielle Back,  who has been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador at a presentation ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. This recognition comes as a result of the success of Gabrielle’s Creative Recycling and Climate Change Surveyance project, which has won an International Green Apple…

Our interconnectness

Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections is a student text and teacher’s Guide CD from the USA.  The text includes 24 chapters on topics such as food, water, economics, governance, health, air, globalization, and sustainable design. In addition to case studies, career profiles, and youth-as-heroes features, readings intentionally interweave social, environmental, and economic threads…

Are you teaching map work

If so, you might like to check the new resource for teaching Ordnance Survey map symbols (key stage 3) on the GA’s list of resources and classroom activities for use with Ordnance Survey maps. The OS says: “Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service providing current and historical Ordnance Survey maps for viewing and printing.  There are…

Days out with Garden Organic

Garden Organic says “Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to Ryton Organic Gardens”. A visit there can support the delivery of science, maths, design and technology, and by exploring acres of inspirational gardens, pupils will understand where food comes from, seasonality, and sustainability. Garden Organic has indoor exhibitions, displays and activities designed to keep everyone…

Energy Trumps

Energy Trumps is a card game produced by the Centre for Alternative Technology, which enables players to learn more about different supplies of energy and the various positives and negatives features associated with each. There are cards on … gas, coal, oil, carbon capture, nuclear, passive solar, solar water heating, solar PV, CSP, liq bio…

100 Family Adventures

The Meeks took 2014-2015 as a family year out of formal education and work to travel round Britain in search of adventure.  This book of 100 ideas and activities to get you venturing outside and beyond your comfort zone with your nearest and dearest is the result.  Fun and motivating, each double page spread boasts…