Learning as global citizens

Curriculum for Excellence seeks to develop children and young people as global citizens and equip them with the skills, values and attributes to thrive in, and contribute to, their local, national and global community, now and in the future.

The learner:

  • is optimistic
  • is resilient, creative and enterprising
  • communicates confidently
  • is motivated to take action
  • is committed to human rights and living sustainably
  • contributes to community life
  • thinks critically and recognises bias
  • is caring, and respectful of others
  • values equality and diversity
  • develops informed, ethical views of complex issues
  • appreciates Scotland’s diverse culture, heritage and place in the world
  • evaluates scientific, technological and environmental issues
  • can make connections and link learning to real-life issues
  • understands different beliefs and cultures
  • believes in making a difference
  • recognises the interdependence of people and nature
  • participates in democratic processes.

Ask the pupils to think about some of the following challenges the country may face in welcoming newcomers to this country.

  • Where are the immigrants going to live?
  • What if the immigrants don’t speak English, how will they learn and who will teach them?
  • What can the government do to help new immigrants adjust to life here?
  • Aside from economic considerations, ask students how we can address the intolerance some people have toward newcomers to this country.
  • Remind students that the U. K. is a nation of immigrants and the many contributions immigrants make.
  • Refugee Children are still arriving into the UK What’s happening now.
  • What is a Refugee?
  • Who where the Kinder?









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Words can you find (written and oral) Sunday 27th of September 2015

What can you find ? Look for these people or things in the exhibition

Activity a refugee coming to Scotland written or oral Sunday 27th of September 2015

Exercises for learning a new language. What would you put in the Suitcase?

Example Exercises for pupils viewing the mobile exhibition Sunday 27th of September 2015

These worksheets provide some example exercises for pupils viewing the mobile exhibition.

A guide to the educational context of the exhibition Sunday 5th of July 2015

A presentation on the educational context of the Gathering the Voices exhibition

Visiting the Exhibition? A list of questions to use with Children Wednesday 21st of January 2015

Teachers may use these examples of Questions to enrich their pupils experience of visiting the exhibition.

12. Propaganda Tuesday 9th of December 2014

How did the Nazis use propaganda to strengthen their rule in Germany, 1933-1939?

11. Why were the Nazis able to stay in power? Nazi economic policy Tuesday 9th of December 2014

What were the economic policies of the Nazi party. Were these policies successful?

16. How did the Nazis Persecute the Jews? Thursday 27th of November 2014

This Power Point examines the increasing levels of persecution faced by the Jews of Germany from 1933 onwards.

15. Why did the Nazis Persecute the Jews? Thursday 27th of November 2014

This Power Point provides a consideration of the reasons why the Nazis adopted racist policies and in particular focussed on the Jews.