Students will be asked to consider the complex supply chain that brings objects to our classroom, and how our purchasing decisions connect us with the world.
In this activity, students are encouraged to think, investigate and form their own opinions on the ‘debt burden’. Students critically examine, within a class discussion, the values, perspectives, rights, roles and responsibilities around the sustainability of economic policy and decision making.
This activity examines a particular commodity to show the relative power/income imbalance within the production chain (from producer to retailer). Students critically reflect on the assumptions behind international trade and economic decision-making.
This activity promotes group consensus-seeking, planning and problem solving, as well as thinking and creative writing skills. Students will consider and think about how history affects the present and the challenges when problem solving to make sustainable long term change.
To teach students a critical literacy of images by analysing cartoons, and creating their own cartoons linked to tourism.
Students will consider the extent to which perceptions of the future are universally shared or culturally conditioned.
Students are challenged to consider whether people should be charged for water.
To consider the impact of aid on people and places, with a case study looking at the 2009 Samoan tsunami and Aotearoa NZ's aid response. This activity creates opportunity for discussion, thinking about and evaluating of aid and its impact on communities.
In this activity, students consider possible ways that countries can get out of debt. Students collaboratively analyse the assumptions around global debt in order to obtain some consensus about how to ensure a more sustainable economic future.
This activity will get students thinking about how and why people contribute financially to relief efforts responding to natural disaster.
Students examine issues of conflict and consider a variety of methods of conflict resolution. They are encouraged to discuss how people and the conflicts they are involved in are stereotyped, discuss the impact of stereotypes, and consider how media portrayal of such situations can perpetuate stereotypes.
Students will examine the trading of a precious resource and learn how communities and consumers can affect and improve the trading process of a commodity.
This activity involves students discussing and negotiating a number of provocative statements about world health, and deciding on a ranking about what is most and least important. This activity requires students to work in small groups and make connections with others.
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with it all the existing human ratios remaining the same, what would it look like?
Starting with a provocative statement about climate change, students will research and write a short speech which they will then present to the class. Students explore alternative viewpoints and value positions with regards to climate change and the factors that lead to these positions.
To appreciate the distinction between wants and needs students should understand issues like poverty, inequality and human rights. This activity requires students to use critical and creative processes to make decisions and construct knowledge around needs and wants.
In this activity students will research and present a debate which looks at the value of giving aid to reduce poverty in other countries whilst poverty exists in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Students examine issues surrounding the tourism industry, and consider the impact of tourism on people and places.
This activity encourages students to consider where food comes from and how far it travels to get to their plate.
This fun activity will get students thinking about how their decisions affect both themselves and other people and how to negotiate conflict. It can also be used to examine the impact of, and influences on, the global economy. Students will engage with skills of negotiation and discussion.
Students will critically think about terrorism and the definitions of terrorism in order to challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions. Explore the concept of terrorism by completing a student worksheet for use with the What is meant by State Sponsored Terrorism? and Revolutionary or Terrorist? factsheets available from Global Focus Aotearoa.
In this activity students will analyse how companies can disguise their products as ‘green’ with the language and symbols used in marketing. Students will then create their own greenwashed advertising campaign for a product they create.
Students are given opportunities to consider how communities in the Pacific are responding to the challenges of climate change.
Students are asked to use the website Gapminder to compare countries and regions, developing an understanding ofpatterns in cultural, social and economic indicators.
For participants to wrestle with the difficult tensions associated with economic decisions.
This activity is a fun way to introduce students to the challenges of the food trade and the idea that unequal resource distribution and power influence world trade. Students work cooperatively to earn their 'country' the most money producing food. Working in groups requires them to interact effectively, listen actively and negotiate.
Gain perspective on the impact human beings have had on the planet in recent times, and have students come up with a plan for the future. This activity encourages intellectual curiosity by giving students a different lens through which to view the world they live in.
To explore what students know about HIV and AIDS, and understand how HIV and AIDS is connected to other global issues.
Students will think about sexual and reproductive health as a right, and consider how addressing sexual and reproductive health contributes to positive outcomes.
Students will consider the assumptions behind definitions by looking at the limitations of only measuring money when discussing poverty. This activity uses a critical literacy approach and will give student some of the tools needed to deconstruct language.
This activity ask students to study and evaluate a campaign or protest movement that uses the internet to mobilise people for action. Students must critically evaluate media messages.
In this activity students are encouraged to use creative and critical processes to make sense of information regarding sexual and reproductive health, and connect these ideas to the achievement of the MDGs.
This activity will enable students to consider some controversial issues around health rights. Students will examine how people’s values and perspectives are developed, how policy changes impact on health rights, and what conflicts may arise.
Explore the techniques used by the advertising industry to promote their products and consider the impact of these techniques.
In this activity students will create a pictorial representation of the ways they affect the world and the ways the world affects them.
This activity looks at how stereotypes are portrayed in the media and perpetuated in society and in students' own lives.
The global daisy is a way to explore climate change using a social inquiry approach. This activity enables students to research what is of personal interest to them within the topic of climate change, giving them strategies for making plans and managing projects independently.
This activity looks at how trade affects different people within the trade chain and illustrates how our lives are interconnected with other people around the world. Students are encouraged to think from different points of view, negotiate and share ideas by looking at who gets what from the sale of a pair of jeans. They will become aware how their actions as a consumer can affect others in the trade chain.
Students will write a postcard from the perspective of someone from a different country and age group about their experiences travelling in Aotearoa New Zealand, thereby enabling them to explore how all tourism experiences can influence perceptions of countries and cultures.
This activity uses provocative statements about international aid to get students thinking and debating about this controversial global issue.