Global Learning London

Millennium Development Goals

Curriculum planning

Millennium Development Goals

Literacy, Language and Communication
Present, dramatise, debate and discuss aspects of MDGs:

Investigate media news stories from different points of view: comparing language and register;

Analyse advertisements/ images/ stories from multiple perspectives e.g. NGO adverts;

Recognise the importance of all languages and promoting language learning and diversity;

Investigate which regions speak the same languages and why.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Learning about other countries cultures and religions:
Pupils learn about:
the geography and societies of other nations and regions including economic activity, such as trade links, the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water;

the lives of significant individuals past and present who have contributed to the MDGs and their associated ideals, e.g. Nobel peace prize winning individuals and organisations;

environmental change affecting people, animals and habitats;

how people try to manage environments sustainably and suggest ways people can both improve and damage the environment

Physical
Explore concepts of fair play: ‘Leave no one behind’

Learn about rules, fairness and inequality in the context of sport: negotiate and play by rules so no one is left out or disadvantaged;

Investigate what is fair and unfair at varying levels;

Investigate what ‘goals’ mean in sport and in the MDGs.

Creative
Create work individually, in small groups or as a class, for example, creating visual representations of the MDG goals.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education
Empathy and capacity to think and act as global citizens.

Philosophy for Children

Shared projects for partner schools

Pupils learn:
about wants and needs, fairness, equality, rights and responsibilities on an increasing local, national and global level;

about participation and decision making processes at school, local and national levels including governments, democracy and political systems;

actively take part in activities involving representation, voting and campaigning on issues they have explored;

about ways to keep safe and healthy

Mathematical, Scientific and Technical
Pupils can:
use mathematical vocabulary and data comparison to explore inequality and chart progress of the MDGs;

learn about biodiversity and its importance, recognising relationships in the natural world and identifying, grouping and classifying;

learn about evolution: how animals and plants adapt to suit their environment in different ways;

learn that our use of technology can present opportunities to overcome global challenges such as climate change and poverty but that industries involved in technology themselves can present problems.