Getting To Know Your Commonwealth
These education resources have been prepared with high (secondary) school-age students in mind. These activities and lesson ideas offer an introduction to the Commonwealth, and aim to engage young people in the big issues facing Commonwealth countries. We use the Commonwealth as a vehicle to explore wider international issues: diversity, development and democracy.
The full pack is available here, and see below for downloadable sections.
The pack also refers to the CommonGround guide. You can download the booklet here.
The three lessons in the green section have been developed for younger high school students, aged 11.
Lesson 2 - Development and the Commonwealth
The seven lessons in the blue section are designed with students aged 14 to 18 in mind.
Lesson 4 - Development and the Commonwealth: Education
Lesson 6 - The Climate Change CHOGM
We have developed two ready-to-use Assembly Plans, to help inform the whole school about the Commonwealth.
Assembly 1 - Democratic Schools and Commonwealth Day
Assembly 2 - Diversity and The Commonwealth Games
In this section you will find a step-by-step guide to running a Summit for young people, explaining how students can play the roles of Prime Ministers, Presidents and Foreign Ministers to discuss global issues such as climate change, conflict and poverty.
Youth Summit Toolkit
Resource - A Guide to Public Speaking
Resource - Commonwealth Flags Poster
Resource - Full Set of Country Nameplates
Resource -Sample Commentary for the Secretary General
Resource - Sample CommuniquÃ©
Resource - Sample Crisis Situation