Global Learning encompasses all parts of the curriculum at both Primary and Secondary level and provides excellent opportunities for exploring issues and exercising critical thinking.

Further down this page you will find a selection of recommended resources, newsletters and catalogues, all relating to various aspects of Global Learning which will help you fulfil your Curriculum for Excellence development needs, integrate Learning for Sustainability and allow you to explore cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary themes.

The front page of this website carries details of a selction of newly available Global Teaching books and resources.

Many of the featured resources may be borrowed from us and/or are available to purchase from ScotDEC.

 For our current list of websites linked to Global Learning/Citizenship in schools, please click here

 To borrow resources, and for advice on selecting and using them, please email us at


Autumn 2014 newsletters from the MDEC


Click on the links to read our current newsletters for Primary and Secondary teachers and schools.


To join our mailing list, and for advice and support on all aspects of Global Teaching, please email us:  




 Oxfam Global Citizenship Guides 

You can obtain a hard copy of the excellent document

Getting started with Global Citizenship (Scotland)

from us at the Montgomery DEC - or click on the icon here, or download it from the Oxfam website, where you can also download:

Guide for Schools, Building Successful School Partnerships and Teaching Controversial Issues


Global Citizenship Calendar

Many dates in the calendar are dedicated to campaigns, events and issues related to Global Citizenship, which can provide a useful focus for planning classroom learning and linking cross-curricular activities. 

You can see a full calendar at Calendar | Global Dimension


Some core issues which are key to

Global Learning and Learning for Sustainability

You may find the following MDEC handouts helpful when using Global Learning resources:

There is also a wealth of guidance and advice in the document

what makes a good global citizenship resource?

produced for Global Dimension Website by the Education Team at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)


Children's (UNCRC) and Human Rights

human rights picture

We have listed resources which you may find useful when teaching Children's (UNCRC) and Human Rights, especially related to Rights Respecting Schools and rights-based curriculum.

These are in two categories: Primary & Secondary

A web-site guide sheet is also provided.




Climate Change

Click on the links for current suggested resource and web-link sheets.

You may also request a copy for your school of the excellent FREE resource High Tide, which is suitable for age 9-11 and explores how communities from South Uist to Bangladesh are rising up to combat the effect of climate change.

You can obtain a copy of High Tide by calling in to the Montgomery DEC or we can arrange to send it out to you at a cost of £2 for P+P. Please email us at to request this.


There are many other useful water resources on The Guardian newspaper's Teacher Network website 'How to teach World Water Day'

The Autumn/Winter 2013-14 edition of Stride magazine focuses on Whose Water? and can be obtained from the MDEC . It contains articles, classroom activities, school news and more, including:

  • Critical thinking: a thinking framework
  • Water: our fundamental human right
  • Activities for use in the classroom - including cross-curricular Secondary links
  • Water Maths and much more


Refugee Issues

For information on teaching resources covering Refugee Issues, take a look at our information sheets for Primary & Secondary Levels.






Peace & Conflict Resolution

Take a look at our full list of Peace & Conflict teaching resources for all age groups, including teaching packs and story books.



Fair Trade

FT roundelYou can see more on Fair Trade in schools (and the community), on the Fair Trade page of this website, where you will find links to our list of recommended Fairtrade resources, the Fairtrade Foundation website and information on the Fairtrade Schools award.

 We have many Food-related Primary School Resources available to borrow



Montgomery DEC Library

We have a lending library of resources covering many aspects of Global Citizenship / Sustainable Development. Items are available for free loan from the centre for eight weeks at a time. 

Many of our resources can be seen in and purchased from the Resources for Scottish Education Catalogue, which is available at the MDEC.

You will also find a list of the topics our resources cover on our library page.




The IDEAS network have a supplement to their useful Resources for Scottish Education Catalogue (see above).  It contains essential materials for all ages supporting global citizenship across the curriculum, helping to meet the requirements of Curriculum for Excellence. The resources in the supplement have all been reviewed by classroom teachers and are organised according to CfE levels and, as some are suitable for a range of levels, an 'age range' is also included.  To download a copy, click on the image.


Resources for Secondary teaching can be harder to find, but more are becoming more widely available - a good starting point is Introducing Global Citizenship, which was produced by ScotDEC and introduces the key elements of Global Citizenship, shares good practice from different schools and gives ideas for cross-curricular, whole school and subject-specific approaches, along with details of books and online resources covering fifteen different subjects.

This is no longer available online, but you may borrow a copy free of charge from the Montgomery DEC.



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