Education ResourcesAt first glance, poor country debt can seem like a tricky issue to raise in the classroom. However, the issues surrounding poor country debt form a significant part of the background to other issues, like poverty and trade justice issues, and are well worth exploring.
- use of statistics
- taking part in community-based activities, and
- reflecting on the process of participating.
It provides an opportunity for students to help bring about social change nationally and internationally, as well as to understand more about global interdependence and responsibility, both required in the Citizenship curriculum.
Aspects of knowledge and understanding can also be covered across the curriculum (see document on the right), as well as making a topical and thought-provoking theme for an assembly or a display in a classroom or common area.
Many people work tirelessly to ensure students get a chance not only to learn about poverty issues, but also equip them with the empowerment and resources to make a change to a system that is so unfair.
One volunteer, Hugh Gibbons, has been working with schools and teachers in the Portsmouth area and beyond this Debt Week, getting poverty on the agenda for many, and inspiring students to make a stand against injustice. Hugh said, "The whole country can be proud of what these schools stand for - and of the example of caring about others shown by these citizens of the future." Click here for more...
Our newest materials will always be found in the New and Updated Resources section.
Our latest DVD and multimedia resource is now available - to read more and order your copy of Unfinished Business, click here.
We also have resources in the following categories:
Background Information and Fact Sheets
Games and Activities
Drama and Role Plays
DVDs and Videos
Personal Stories and Quotes
Assemblies and Quick Ideas
Sources, References, Articles and Links
To read about the Jubilee Schools programme, please click here.
For faith-related resources, please go to our Resources section.
Most of the resources here are available to download at no charge; others must be ordered from the publisher or from other organisations.
To download a list of suggestions for introducing debt issues across the school curriculum, or in school assemblies or other groups and meetings, please click on the link to the right of this page.
The Education and Outreach Officer at Jubilee Debt Campaign is always happy to hear comments and suggestions, or about new resources, which can be reviewed or linked to on the site, or made available to download. Please get in touch if you have some thoughts about things that could be changed or added, or if you know of some material you think could be included here.