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Teacher briefings

These short, easy-to-read overviews for teachers cover a range of challenging topics. They give the background, modern relevance and significance to students plus lesson ideas and activities.

Woman putting a donation into a fundraising bucket

Charity fundraising

Fundraising is vital for charities and provides plenty of fun and educational opportunities for young people. This teacher briefing explains.

Child soldiers in a pick-up truck

Child soldiers

Children play an active part in conflicts across the world, facing injury and death. Explore the emotional, practical and legal consequences.

Two young people have a violent confrontation

Defusing conflict

An awkward confrontation is expected that could involve hurtful words or physical violence. If you can, you would like to cool the tension and reduce the aggression.

Men offloading rice sacks from a truck

Disasters Emergency Committee

During major emergencies the DEC gets active. Who forms this little-known group? What does it do, and why? This briefing explains.

Two women speaking

Emotional support in a crisis

Someone’s upset – crying and distressed. What’s the best thing to do to help? What should you avoid? Discover emotional first aid.

Woman in her vegetable garden harvesting pumpkin

Food and hunger

A look at food insecurity and hunger, its causes, the ways in which people cope, and popular misconceptions about starvation and famine.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Acampo (R) sits in the global war crimes courtroom in the Hague

International Criminal Court

Who administers justice for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity? Find out more about the role of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.