Global Perspectives teacher support

 These resources have been put together by Oxford University Press

Section 1

PDF icon Skills development activities 1
PDF icon 1: Family and demographic change
PDF icon 2: Humans and other species
PDF icon 3: Education for all
PDF icon 4: Sport and recreation

Guide to teaching Global Perspectives

Ideal for teachers who are new to Global Perspectives, this short guide includes tips on skills development, the Global Perspectives learning process and more.

PDF icon Guide to teaching Global Perspectives

Skills development planner

Use this guide to see at a glance where different skills are covered throughout the book, to help with your planning. This includes study, critical thinking, and exam skills.

PDF icon Table of skills activities

Project and research checklists for students

Use these checklists to help students to prepare for their individual research reports and group projects.

PDF icon Checklist for the individual research report

PDF icon Checklist for the group project

Advice on presenting a group project

Includes a breakdown of what needs to be submitted, with guidance on structuring the Project plan, Group report, and Individual evaluation.

PDF icon Presenting a group project

This is an example of a final IGCSE Global Perspectives Documentary outcome based upon the topic of Climate Change from CIS.  The project is carefully crafted with engaging content and images.

Cambridge learners from New Zealand and the UK share ideas and research using the new shared learning area as part of their Cambridge Global Perspectives course.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

These modules illustrate ways in which Education for Sustainable Development can be integrated into all areas of the curriculum, especially into cross curriculum themes such as health and consumer education.

  1. Sustainable futures across the curriculum
  2. Citizenship education
  3. Health education
  4. Consumer education

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

This section illustrates ways in which a variety of curriculum themes may be recognised to integrate an interdisciplinary emphasis on a sustainable future.

  1. Culture & religion for a sustainable future
  2. Indigenous knowledge & sustainability
  3. Women & sustainable development
  4. Population & development
  5. Understanding world hunger
  6. Sustainable agriculture
  7. Sustainable tourism
  8. Sustainable communities
  9. Globalisation
  10. Climate change

TEACHING & LEARNING STRATEGIES

This set of modules develops professional skills for using teaching and learning strategies that can help students achieve the wide range of knowledge, skill and values objectives of Education for Sustainable Development.

  1. Experiential learning
  2. Storytelling
  3. Values education
  4. Enquiry learning
  5. Appropriate assessment
  6. Future Problem Solving
  7. Learning outside the classroom
  8. Community Problem Solving

 

 

This edition has been restructured to match the latest Cambridge syllabus, it focuses even more on skills and assessment

 

Global Perspectives

What is this subject?

Global Perspectives is an innovative and stimulating skills-based programme that uses the world around us to explore current issues and develop vital skills. It provides you with the opportunity to explore the perspectives of cultures, both familiar and unfamiliar, from your own personal opinion to the opinions of children on the other side of the world, all whilst developing your critical thinking and research skills.

What skills will I develop?

  • Ability to think critically and creatively
  • Ability to research efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others
  • Ability to present your ideas confidently to others
  • Develop open-mindedness and learn to consider issues from other perspectives
  • Develop and express own opinions on issues of global importance
  • Gain an independent world-view and become a global-thinker
  • Learn how to inform others, raise awareness and take action on issues

Areas of subject knowledge explored

Global Perspectives focuses on acquiring and developing skills, rather than on subject knowledge. We will develop skills by investigating the Local, National, and Global perspectives on six main topics. The topics studied are:

  • Family and Traditions
  • Sport and Health
  • Technology and Leisure
  • Education and Employment
  • Environment and Animals
  • Justice and Conflict

These topics can include a wide range and variety of issues, and you will be able to explore each topic in a way that suits your own areas of interest.

 

 Water, Food and Agriculture

CIE IGCSE Global Perspectives June 2014 Paper 33 Walkthrough

Cambridge AICE Global Perspectives- Human Trafficking

IGCSE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE GROUP PROJECT | TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING ANOTHER LANGUAGE🗣

Global Perspectives Project

Cambridge Lower SecondarGlobal Perspectives

Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives has been designed to support learners to develop the skills required for success in their upper secondary education. The skills developed in the Cambridge Lower Secondary phase have been carefully designed to progress to the next stage of the Cambridge Pathway. More information on progression can be found in section 6 of this document

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Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives has been designed to support learners to develop the skills required for success in their primary education. The skills developed in the Cambridge Primary phase have been carefully designed to progress to the next stage of the Cambridge Pathway. More information on progression can be found in section 6 of this document.

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CAMBRIDGE IGCSE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES WEB LINKS

Websites Resource List

The content of internet websites is not static and is constantly changing. Make sure that you take appropriate steps to try to ensure the sites listed are suitable for your students before the lesson.

INTRODUCTION TO ISSUES WITHIN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

www.globaldimension.org.

 

This site provides reviews of 350 teaching resources for 14-16 year-olds (books, films, websites etc). UK source but global topics covered.

www.teachandlearn.net/teachglobal/

 

This is the Open University and the BBC World Service’s free online professional development unit.

www.oxfam.org.uk/education

 

Oxfam’s education website designed for teachers in UK but with a range of material which may be suitable for international schools.

www.local4global.org.uk/sites/local4global.org.uk/files/DFID-Treasury-global- partnerships.pdf

 

Guidance and advice on finding partner schools and developing a global dimension in school.

www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/

 

Oxfam’s site for children including teaching resources, children’s stories, fair trade information..

www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/category.htm?5

 

Oxfam school site includes resources on climate change, conflict, water, human rights

www.sln.org.uk/geography/

 

Staffordshire Learning Network is a geographical site with teaching suggestions, many of them tried in the classroom.

www.globalgang.org.uk/

 

Downloadable resources on refugees, fair trade etc.

www.peopleandplanet.net/

 

A range of topics e.g. population and food, climate change, food and agriculture etc

 

Section B LINKING/SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS- PROJECT WORK

Making a formal link with a partner school abroad can help in devising project work.

www.rafi.ki/site/

 

Rafi.ki is free to schools outside the UK and provides a way to create international partnerships and has resources for projects. It has sections on finding a partner, the projects that schools could work on, communication tools e.g. audio and video conferencing and guidance on secure communications for students.

www.ukowla.org.uk

 

A UK based charity helping communities make international links.

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IGCSE GP Teaching Pack – Resource List Amended Feb 2011

www.bbc.co.uk/worldclass/ A BBC website aimed at supporting schools who wish to make international links.

www.etwinning.net

 

Website for linking schools based in the European Community.

www.britishcouncil.org/learning-connecting-classrooms.htm

Advice on linking between UK and international schools. Case studies, collaborative projects and professional development.

www.soundaffects.org.uk

 

UK based organisation that links children across the globe through audio recordings. Two examples of Ghana and Sri Lanka linking with schools across the UK.

www.delicious.com

 

Delicious is a free, online social bookmarking tool that allows you to share articles, links, and any web-based information you find in one space.

 

Section C

CURRICULULUM SUPPORT

BELIEF SYSTEMS

 

Amnesty International’s website.

www.amnesty.org.uk

www.un.org

 United Nations website.

www.religioustolerance.org/var_rel.htm

 Information on religious tolerance and many belief systems.

www.reep.org/resources/weblinks.php

Website provides background information on the core beliefs of world ... provides links to resources for more than 20 world religions and belief systems.

 

BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM LOSS

www.whyorganic.org Soil Association in UK website.

www.foe.co.uk

Friends of the Earth website. UK based charity website that campaigns for

solutions to environmental problems.

www.plantcultures.org.uk

 Website demonstrating the importance of South Asian plants. Downloadable resources aimed at UK schools but could have some relevance in other contexts.

www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/safeguarding_the_natural_world/index.cfm

 World Wildlife Fund website. Identifies threats to natural world and campaigns against damage to the natural world. Schools section offers resources and ideas.

www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/biodiversity

UK Natural History Museum biodiversity site. Information about what biodiversity is and how to measure it. Some UK focused information but also general information for students in an international setting.

 

www.trees.co.za

 Food and trees in Africa. www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/educators.html

 Resources for teachers.

www.biodiversity911.org/EducationalResources/EducationalResources.html

 WWF educational resource centre.

www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus/

 Rafiki project on biodiversity: Circle of Life. CLIMATE CHANGE

www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/english.html

Information about the atmosphere, climate and environment.

www.atlanticrising.org/

 Atlantic Rising explores what will be lost around the Atlantic Ocean if sea levels rise by one metre. Links to resources for schools.

www.yourclimateyourlife.org.uk

Royal Geographical Society (based in London) website to highlight the issues of climate change for young people.

www.foe.co.uk

 Friends of the Earth website. See above.

www.cat.org.uk/education/ed_content.tmpl?subdir=education&sku=ED_50

 Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, United Kingdom. A centre dedicated to promoting alternative technology for energy, building, food production etc and a greener lifestyle.

www.coolkidsforacoolclimate.com

 Student-centred website offering information on climate change.

www.carbontrust.co.uk/publications

 Free energy saving guides available for download.

www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html

United States Government Environmental Protection Agency site for children with information on climate change and resources for teachers.

www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/links.html

Information for students. Www.gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Resources/FAQs/glob_warmfaq.html

 

Global warming and the Greenhouse Effect.

www.pewclimate.org

/global-warming-basics Information about global warming. Www.tiki.oneworld.net/global_warming/climate_home.html

Climate change for children. globalwarmingkids.net/ Global warming for children.

www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus

 Rafikiproject on Carbon footprint.

www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus

Rafiki project on Climate change. www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus/ Rafiki project on Recycling.

 

CONFLICT AND PEACE

www.amnesty.org.uk

Amnesty International.

www.everyhumanhasrights.org

Website promoting human rights with case studies where

human rights are under threat.

www.kimberleyprocess.com/home/index_en.html

Trade in Blood Diamonds.

www.oneworld.net

 News from over 1600 human rights websites.

www.un.org

United Nations website.

www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus

United Nations site for young people.

www.ipisresearch.be

International Peace Information Service.

DISEASE AND HEALTH

World life expectancy information

https://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/int/geog/health/development/social/life_expectancy/index.shtml

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4850986.stm

Example of UK variations in infant mortality. www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/int/geog/health/health/index.shtml

A resource with an

interactive map to look at cholera, cancer, malaria and coronary heart disease. www.who.int/topics/obesity/en/

 World Health Organization (WHO) site on obesity.

www.who.int/features/2005/chronic_diseases/en/

Malri’s story: facing obesity (Kenya). Chronic disease site from the WHO.

www.who.int/topics/child_health/en/index.html

WHO Child health site. www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/en/index.html WHO diet and physical activity campaign.

www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2007/2007WorldPopulationDataSheet.aspx

 

Population Research Bureau statistics including report on malnutrition (2007).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7018057.stm

Article about a young American boy who died through lack of access to health care.

www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb

/ A site for producing country scale population pyramids for present and future.

www.census.gov/aboutus/stat_int.html

 A gateway into all national statistics sites. www.prb.org/Articles/2007/OctDCPBlurb.aspx

 A brief site with links to the debate on

elderly populations.

Http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4756650.stm

A BBC report on encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42250152

Article on adopting a healthy lifestyle.

 

www.netdoctor.co.uk/teenagehealth/index.shtml

A general site with information about teenage health.

www.youthhealthtalk.org/

 Real life case studies of teenage health issues. Local help lines e.g. school nurse, health clinics, Samaritans.

www.dpi.org

Disabled Peoples’ International – an organisation that promotes rights of disabled people worldwide.

www.unicef.org

UNICEF main website.

www.childinfo.org

a UNICEF site focused on child welfare.

www.wethepeoples.org.uk

A DVD of 9 films which support the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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www.actionaid.org

 International charity website with national site links. www.sightsavers.org International charity aimed at supporting those with sight difficulties. www.avert.org/aids.htm

Global information about Aids

www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus/

Rafiki project: MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) is an international medical humanitarian organisation. It delivers emergency medical aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

 

EDUCATION FOR ALL

www.wethepeoples.org.uk

 A DVD of 9 films which support the UN Millennium Development Goals.

www.un.org United Nations website.

www.unesco.org.uk

education_for_all Includes some teaching resources.

www.peacechild.org

Empowering young people.

 

EMPLOYMENT

www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/

 

www.rgs.org

/AboutUs/About+us.htm Royal Geographical Society website with

suggestions and links.

www.globaleye.org.uk

 Teaching resources.

www.actionaid.org

International charity website with national site links. Includes resources, some free to download.

www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/strat/download/get08.pdf

 Global employment youth unemployment and other links.

https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/2016/08/global-youth-unemployment-rise/

Article about global unemployment.

www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=36714&Cr=employment&Cr1=

 Article about global unemployment from the UN

 

FAMILY AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/sci_tech/features/essentialguide/theme_fam.shtml

 

BBC World Service web link-population and family structure change. 2 pod casts - one on global demographic change and one on changing family structure.

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Www.geographyfieldwork.com/DemographicTransition.htm

 Demographic Transition model.

www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb

 

US government census site. Information on countries around the world and population pyramids.

www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

 UK based support for refugees.

www.unhcr.org.uk

United Nations High commission for Refugees.

www.childinfo.org Part of the UNICEF sites – includes statistical details.

FUEL AND ENERGY (see also CLIMATE CHANGE above)

www.foe.co.uk

 Friends of the Earth website.

www.cat.org.uk

 Centre for Alternative Technology.

www.yourclimateyourlife.org.uk

Includes information on renewable energy.

www.carbontrust.co.uk/publications

Free energy saving guides available for download.

 

HUMANS AND OTHER SPECIES

www.peopleandplanet.net/

A range of topics e.g. population and food, climate change, food and agriculture.

www.childinfo.org Part of the UNICEF sites – includes statistical details. www.humanrights.com/#/what-are-human-rights

 

www.unicef.org/voy/explore/rights/explore_4406.html

 Site for young people on human rights.

www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus/

Rafiki project: Make the link, break the chain – a project about slavery.

 

LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

www.shirky.com

 The effects of the internet on society. pewresearch.org/pubs/1508/internet-cell-phone-users-news-social-experience The rise of

the internet.

www.freewebs.com/international-languages/

Global election of one language.

www.whatissocialnetworking.com

 Information on social networking.

www.guardian.co.uk/media/socialnetworking

 Articles about social networking.

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LAW AND CRIMINALITY

www.amnesty.org.uk

 Amnesty International.

www.everyhumanhasrights.org/

Human rights.

www.hg.org/crime.html

Guide to criminal law.

www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2366036917&topic=3547

 Facebookdiscussion group on ‘stealing’ from the internet.

www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/sep/19/prisonsandprobation.civilliberties

 

Article on giving prisoners the right to vote.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/

 For the latest news.

 

POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

www.actionaid.org/main.aspx?PageID=2

 

Committed to fighting world poverty. Also has links to countries worldwide. www.christianaid.org.uk/resources/games/

Resources for children about world poverty.

www.dfid.gov.uk

Department for International Development is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.

www.liveaid.org.uk/default.aspx

 Charity striving to alleviate hunger and suffering.

www.un.org

 The United Nations website.

www.oxfam.org.uk/education

 

Oxfam’s education website designed for teachers in UK but with a range of material which may be suitable for international schools.

www.globalissues.org/article/4/poverty-around-the-world

 Information and resources for poverty in different countries.

www.savethechildren.org.uk

 Children’s’ rights.

 

SPORT AND RECREATION

www.hg.org/sport-recreation-law.html

Guide to the laws concerning sport and recreation.

www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/

Sport and recreation alliance in the UK.

www.globalsportsdevelopment.org/?gclid=COm0_876lqcCFUYifAodPyxUbw

 

The foundation for global sports development.

www.world-recreation.com/

World Recreation Educational Association. www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/olympic.htm

 Information about the Olympic Games.

Www.olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/resources/olympics

 Resources for teachers. TECHNOLOGY AND THE ECONOMIC DIVIDE

www.cfsk.org/

Computers for schools.

www.digital-links.org/ Information about recycling computers and providing technology inthe developing world.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8568681.stm

 Article about the digital divide

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1999/10/99/information_rich_information_poor/466651. stm

Article about bridging the digital divide.

www.digitaldivide.net/

The digital divide network. www.independent.co.uk/news/business/sustainit/closing-the-digital-divide-1640433.html

 

Article about ICT improving the quality of life in developing countries. www.digitaldivide.org/

The digital divide institute.

www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2000/02-01trio.mspx

 Response to the digital divide.

 

TRADE AND AID (See also – POVERTY AND INEQUALITY section)

www.fairtrade.org.uk

 Website of the Fair-trade Foundation.

www.dubble.co.uk

 Pioneering fair trade chocolate with Comic Relief.

www.ethicalconsumer.org Information for consumers on how to buy ethically-sourced goods.

www.kimberleyprocess.com/home/index_en.html

Trade in Blood Diamonds. www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus/ Rafiki projects: Fair trade around the world and Free and Fair

Trade.

TRADITION, CULTURE AND IDENTITY

www.unicef.org

 

www.diversityanddialogue.org.uk

An organisation that aims to build relationships between

different communities in the UK.

www.movinghere.org.uk

Stories of journeys to Britain in the last 200 years.

 www.issues.tigweb.org

culture Discussions about culture.

www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLAOCICountriesandCulturesIdeas18.htm

 Ideas for teaching about traditions and culture.

wilderdom.com/games/MulticulturalExperientialActivities.html Multicultural, Cross-cultural & Intercultural Games & Activities.

www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus

Rafiki project on Celebrations.

www.rafi.ki/gemin-iplus

Rafiki project on diversity: Diverse Links.

 

TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab79

The history of transport and travel.

www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7055720.ece

 Article about the online electric vehicle.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4652534.stm

 Article about future transportation

 www.futureagenda.org/?p=326

Discussion about Transport – Global challenges. URBANISATION

www.foe.co.uk

 Friends of the Earth website.

www.earthfromtheair.com

 Some aerial photos of urban areas. www.globaleye.org.uk Includes teaching resources.

www.sln.org.uk/geography

Staffordshire Learning Network is a geographical site with teaching suggestions, many of them tried in the classroom

www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org

 Up-to-date articles about geographical issues. Registration required for full use.

www.google.com/earth/index.html

 Explore, search and discover by combining the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world’s geographical information at your fingertips. Free download for PC, Mac, or Linux.

www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/globaled/go/cache/offonce/pid/1820

 Teacher resources supporting the integration of a global perspective across the curriculum in Australia. Resources also for other Global Perspectives’ topics.

www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/vgd/links.html

Teacher resources for Geography topics.

 

WATER, FOOD and AGRICULTURE

www.wateraid.org

International website with country specific pages

 www.nrdc.org/water

 American website. National Resource Defence Council working

towards protection of natural resources.

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www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/water_for_all

An online resource for students about water.

www.waternet.be/

A website setup to look at the geopolitics of water in the Middle East. Www.whyfiles.org/131fresh_water/2.html

 

Information about water shortage.

www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/acdi-cida.nsf/eng/REN-218125537-Q2B

 Canadian website about water.

www.globalwater.org/links.htm

 Links to sites about water. www.lenntech.com/water-food-agriculture.htm About the use of water in food and

agriculture.

www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/diseases/malnutrition/en

Water sanitation and health.

www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=404

 Human rights education associates. www.facingthefuture.org/GlobalIssuesResources/GlobalIssueResources/FoodWaterSecurity/tabid/243/Default.aspx

Resources for teachers about food and water

 

http://www.fao.org/3/w0078e/w0078e00.htm

Food and agriculture organisation of the United Nations. Resources for teachers.

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