This is a comprehensive set of online resources produced by the Jubilee Debt Campaign. The aim in 2000, when the campaign was started, was to have the debts of some of the world's poorest countries cancelled.
The website and resources within it can be used as a stimulus for teachers to raise awareness of and kick-start conversations about debt / poverty / socio-economic inequality and how some of the global dimensions contained in this resource can be put in a local context. Students can be encouraged to think about how they can make changes in their local / national / global community to improve conditions for all members of their community.
The website provides a range of materials which could be broadly grouped under the label of 'active responsible citizenship', outlining a variety of ways in which young people can make their voice heard on this and many other issues of concern in responsible, democratic ways. It provides educational resources including a series of 'How to...guides' on things such as 'How to ... organise letter writing' and 'How to ... set up a local group'.
In the Education Section of the website there is a huge variety of useful teaching materials which look at the issue of debt, poverty and other related issues, and provides opportunities for young people to actively participate in bringing about positive change. These include:
- Background Information and Fact Sheets
- Games, Activities, Drama and Role Plays
- Presentations and Displays
- Personal Stories and Quotes
- Assemblies and Quick Ideas