Students research support activities for homeless/poor people in town including hostels and foster homes. Aim to visit some of these and speak with staff and service users.
Discuss findings and how they might provide support e.g. volunteer work in the shelter, buddy work, fundraising etc. Implement and evaluate the project.
Show or handout a copy of a map demonstrating the unequal nature of access to education around the world. Ask students to discuss the following questions:
- What does the data show about education access in their own country and continent?
- How does this compare with other countries and continents in the world?
- What does it show about education levels or access around the world?
- Do students think that there is fair access to education across the world?
Use charts, infographic and statistics that show for contagious diseases in the world, or malnutrition in the world etc.
In groups, students use various sources of information (e.g. ICT), and explain the figures, facts and statistics and present a holistic view of the problem. Examples of prompting questions are: In which countries or regions is the problem big and in which countries is it non-existent? Why?
Which ages are affected? Which factors intensify the problem? What remedial measures are taken? How can countries, groups, people eliminate the risk? What policies and strategies are followed for addressing the problem?
Each group presents and discusses their results to the plenary and jointly develop a plan with suggested strategies addressing the local context for increasing local resilience.