Secondary teaching resources

Our free teaching resources help young people aged 11 to 19 to examine the world around them from a humanitarian perspective and learn about topics related to the work of the Red Cross.

These curriculum-linked activities, session plans and teaching packages are ideal for subjects such as PSHE, Citizenship, Geography, History and informal learning time. Learners gain new perspectives, develop new life skills and develop understanding, values and critical thinking.


Primary children drawing together.

Age: 5-19

Type: Lesson planning

Subjects: Cross-curricular, Tutor time

Key dates and awareness days to help plan your lessons.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Celebratory dance

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Type: Lesson plan, images

Subjects: PSHE

Activities to help learners consider identity, belonging and the impact stigma can have on refugee and migrant communities.

  • Refugees and migration
A young woman speaks in a group.

Age: 11-19

Type: Teacher briefing, quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

Teacher briefing and class activity exploring how best to support someone who is upset.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Young people working together at school

Age: 7-14

Type: Quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

A quick and fun PSHE activity to help learners gain awareness of the key aspects of emergencies.

  • Disasters and emergencies
A group of teenage girls bully another girl.

Age: 11-16

Type: Teaching briefing, activities

Subjects: Citizenship

Consider how to defuse tension and reduce conflict in difficult situations.

  • Conflict
Two teenagers help their friend who is lying on the floor

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan, video

Subjects: PSHE

Use our videos, lesson plans and practical resources to teach young people about alcohol and first aid.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Smiling child

Age: 11-19

Type: Assembly, film

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE

A PSHE and Citizenship assembly kit exploring the power of humanity through a film.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
A large community moves

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan, video

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE

Use these thought-provoking activities to help young people explore International Humanitarian Law and how it is applied in situations of armed conflict.

  • Conflict
A cartoon taken from the graphic novel Over Under Sideways Down.

Age: 11-19

Type: Lesson plan, images

Subjects: PSHE, Citizenship, Geography

Explore identity, the feeling of isolation and the value of friendship by looking at a comic book about a refugee’s story.

  • Refugees and migration