This feature looks at the global climate change action that took place on the International Day of Peace, 21 September, 2019.
Your pupils will find out all about the International Day of Peace and what its aims are, as well as how peace is affected by climate change, what the UN is doing about it and how young people like themselves can get involved. An activity sheet is included.
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Debate the ethics of the recent schools strike led by Greta Thunberg. Is any issue important enough for children to miss out on education, or is this sort of protest better left to adults? Or are children, the future of this world, the best people to protest its destruction?
- Put together a five-point plan to get world leaders to do something about climate change
- Create clever protest signs by writing three slogans to go on them
- Research a recent extreme weather occurrence that forced people to leave their homes and write a summary of the events
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.