Each of the websites below features a collation or assortment of resources around areas of LfS. There is inevitably some overlap in the resources covered, but each site has their own unique slant or content and so all are included here.
Youthlink Scotland is a comprehensive collection of general resources which may give ideas of contexts for language learning. Their general LfS page has a useful Get Involved section at the bottom which is updated regularly with events and campaigns that may be of interest.
Controversial Issues is an interesting collation of resources giving advice on how to tackle sensitive topics in a teaching situation.
Education Scotland COP26 Wakelet is a collation of general resources linked to COP26.
Education Scotland Learning for Sustainability/Outdoor Learning Wakelet includes some useful ideas on developing Outdoor Learning at both primary and secondary level, and may give ideas for how this can be done using different languages.
National Improvement Hub provides a summary of resources on Education Scotland and other related sites.
Highland One World offers a collation of useful resources on racism and climate change.
WOSDEC As well as a wide range of resources, this includes a useful section of videos showing different Methodologies for Global Citizenship Education.
Learning for Sustainability Scotland is a summary of resources which feature in their Connecting Classrooms activities.
Oxfam includes guides to Global Citizenship in the classroom, teaching controversial issues, and the SDGs.
British Council has some practical advice on how and why to teach the SDGs in particular.
UNESCO also focuses on teaching the Sustainable Development Goals, with more ideas and advice.
BBC/OU video clip which beautifully links environmental and linguistic survival. A great talking-point for classes.
Scotdec has produced the Issue to Action resources in French and Spanish, aimed at BGE levels 2,3 and 4.
LeedsDec is a series of frameworks and lessons in French, German and Spanish based on the Sustainable Development Goals. These are generally aimed at KS3 in the English education system, which broadly equates to Secondary BGE.
LFEE’s Elapse project offers some guidance and resources for integrating elements of global citizenship into the languages curriculum. In the Resources section, there are relevant materials in French, German and Spanish for BGE Primary and Secondary learners in a number of the areas such as Science, Social Science and Technology.
British Council has a range of generic language education resources for primary and secondary pupils, all of which could be adapted to teaching languages.
Signposts is the resource site of the Ideas Forum mentioned above, and has a section dedicated to Languages resources.
Amnesty International have two excellent resources on Human Rights if the Curriculum in French and Spanish. They currently hold stock of the French resource which can be requested at the link given; your local Development Education Centre may be able to help with the Spanish resource.
Polly Glot Languages is run by Suzi Bewell, who also collaborated on the LeedsDec materials above. Her site includes other resources with a Global Citizenship focus.
World’s Largest Lesson offers resources in English and, by using the filter to select your chosen language, in many other languages too.
The Global Goals YouTube channel also features videos in many languages on topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals; put the required language in the ‘Search’ tab to filter.
Nature is Speaking videos by Conservation International. Scroll down to see videos in a number of languages including French, German, Spanish and Mandarin, many voiced by well-known public figures. All videos can be played with subtitles. The Spanish section also has short bios of the speakers in Spanish for extra reading practice!
Traidcraft Schools on TES
offers a wide range of teaching materials for primary and secondary learners, and has both generic resources and languages-specific ones.
Modern Languages Global Citizenship Resources Facebook group was set up by Suzanne Ritchie, PT North Berwick High School and is an excellent forum for sharing resources with colleagues from around Scotland. It is a closed group, so a request to join needs to be sent.
Sangterra gives information on a forthcoming documentary with accompanying resources. An event streaming the documentary, in English with French subtitles, will be hosted by SCILT in November. The subject matter and materials will be suitable for H/AH learners.
Bread for the world is a German charitable and educational organisation. Their many resources include videos, teaching materials, projects and pupil workshops, and a very useful downloadable world climate justice map.
Audit and planning tool gives an example in French of a template for an audit of your current languages curriculum against the Sustainable Development Goals. This is in Word format in order that they can be adapted according to level and language, or, for example, against articles of the UNCRC.
There are many other resources available which deal with themes and ideas contained within Learning for Sustainability. Those featured here are ones which have been specifically developed with SDGs/ LfS in mind, but existing materials which you already use can obviously continue to be useful in developing your Global Citizenship teaching.
As this context is relatively new, and constantly evolving, new materials will be added here as they become available.