Using traditional global symbols and myths to help pupils understand complex issues of conflict and peace
We have six new lesson plans on Global Citizenship, Talking Peace for KS2. We welcome teachers’ comments on the new lesson plans and to have your advice on how to develop these further.
We invite you to help develop new creative ways to discuss conflict and peace in the classroom through global symbols, myths and legends. For teachers this offers:
- a chance to explore and work on global citizenship issues;
- an opportunity for teachers to be at the cutting edge of designing methods of teaching that encourage children to think creatively
- a chance to work with others on curriculum and professional development – leading to published materials.
See more details here:
Lessons plans on WMD for Key Stage 3
The WMD Awareness Programme commissioned a series of six lessons plans on WMD to fit with the Citizenship Curriculum and other subjects in the National Curriculum for England & Wales. They are aimed at the Key Stage 3 and 4, for pupils aged 14-16.
The six lessons plans on WMD each have a series of tasks with learning outcomes and supporting material for teachers.
- Conflict with special reference to WMD
- Democratic participation
- The significance of the media in society
- Debating nuclear weapons awareness
- Global issues (Citizenship)
- Information: reliability, validity and bias (ICT)
Aspects of the curriculum covered
- Knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens
- Skills of enquiry and communication
- Skills of participation and responsible action
We have collected together a range of online games, puzzles and quizzes for young learners. Each has a WMD related theme and can contribute to a broader and deeper knowledge understanding of these serious issues whilst having some fun.
This short film can be included in any lesson looking at dangers to the planet.
“Anthropology 101” was commissioned by WMD Awareness Programme and looks at the three themes of the dangers of climate change, the increasing gap between rich and poor, and nuclear weapons.
“A disturbing and important film – exposing our reliance on strategies and technologies that could literally obliterate the life of the planet”.
Dame Anita Roddick, Founder of the Body Shop.
The film won an award at the Hollywood Artivist Festival in 2007 and it is very popular among schools and groups who have bought copies.
The DVD is available to buy from the WMD Awareness Programme at a cost of only £5.
Peace of Art
This was a national arts contest for schools and young people in 2008. It was to help celebrate what would have been Prof Joseph Rotblat’s 100th birthday. Although the contest is now over, the information on the Peace of Art website can still be used as a resource centre.
To view all available resources please go to www.peace-of-art.co.uk