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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.

Two young people have a violent confrontation

Defusing conflict

Teacher briefing
Topic: Conflict
Consider how to cool tension and reduce aggression in difficult situations.

Two women speaking

Emotional support in a crisis

Teacher briefing
Topic: Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
Learn how best to respond to someone who is distressed or upset.

Boy with aid parcels

Teaching resource glossary

Teacher briefing
Topic: Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
A handy glossary of some of the words that commonly appear in our online teaching resources.

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

International Criminal Court

Teacher briefing
Topic: Conflict
Explore how those who commit the most serious crimes against humanity are brought to justice.

Women embracing after being reunited

Tracing and message

Teacher briefing
Topic: Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
Learn about the service helping family members separated by war and disasters to trace each other.

Flowers and teddy bear with message of loss

Bereavement

Teacher briefing
Topic: Humanitarianism
Explore how children and young people deal with grief.

Woman sneezing into a tissue

Pandemic flu

This teacher briefing examines the planning that takes place in preparation for pandemic flu outbreaks. Contains citizenship/PSHE lesson ideas.