Welcome to Global Footprints
Global Footprints is for teachers and young people to explore global and social issues and increases students' understanding of the connection between their lives and the lives of others around the world, as well as emphasising the need to work together to protect the planet.
Talking Time and Place: A Guide to Oral History and Place Based Learning
Everybody has a history, but often, unless we are famous, we don’t think our history is important. This is especially so for children and young people. Expressing our own lives in our own words, we become the subject of our own histories rather than the object of other people’s research. This is an empowering process and young people should have the opportunity to do this. Interviewing older people enables them to find out about other lives, the history of where they live and how things have changed.
This Guide encourages students to put themselves on the map; to look at the things they value or want to change, their fears, hopes and dreams. The challenges facing the world involve all of us wherever we live. In our increasingly globalised world the earth’s resources and wealth are not shared sustainably or justly. Growing poverty and reduced access to the basic essentials of life is the daily reality for many people on the planet, but this does not have to be the future, we can all do something to reduce global inequality and the effects of climate change. Order your copy here...
Learning in a Global Context is a section from our main website, www.globallearninglondon.org.uk, where you will find a menu of support to help schools to engage with global learning. Teachers can start today by completing the Global Learning AUDIT and get a tailor-made action plan for your school!
Do you want to learn more about the impact our actions have on our local community and globally? Do you want to make a difference? Read on about the sections on global footprints website: