Lesson : Our Interconnected World

Overview

This lesson explores how events in one part of the world can have a global impact, taking the examples of the war in Syria, the Ebola crisis and fluctuating oil prices. It is suitable for upper KS2. 

Cross-curricular links: Literacy, Geography, Art, IT

Learning Activities:

  • An investigation of where in the world everyday items are made
  • Writing a plea for peace to the General Secretary of the UN
  • Developing an illustrated pamphlet entitled ‘WHO Cares’ after looking at the work of the WHO
  • Creating posters from metaphors


Linked assembly: 
This assembly uses the example of the villagers of Eyam, and a nurse who volunteered her services to fight Ebola in West Africa, to show how real generosity involves putting the needs of others before our own.