Why do people carry guns? What are the consequences in the UK and overseas? What are the merits to an International Arms Trade Treaty?
Every year, millions of people suffer as a result of the irresponsible global arms trade. Find ways to introduce this often sensitive subject with your students through our selection of teaching resources.
This July Arms Trade Treaty negotiations took place at the United Nations. Find out what happened: Control Arms campaign
Lesson: Control Arms
Subject: Social studies, Global citizenship, Citizenship, Geography
This lesson introduces the topic of the international arms trade. Students begin to think about gun crime on a national level and then widen their exploration of gun use and trade internationally. The lesson concludes with students being introduced to the idea of an Arms Trade Treaty.
Lesson plan: English (pdf) | Welsh (pdf)
Powerpoint: English | Welsh
Resource sheet 1: English (pdf) | Welsh (pdf)
Resource sheet 2: English (pdf) | Welsh (pdf)
Teachers notes: English (pdf) | Welsh (pdf)
Book: Culture Is Our Weapon: AfroReggae In The Favelas Of Rio
Age group: 14+
Explore the terrifying complexity of life on the frontline of one Latin America's most damaging civil conflicts, told through the eyes of both the protagonists and those it affects. At centre stage of the book is the Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based NGO who use music and an appreciation of black culture to divert favela residents from the path of poverty and violence.
Order: Latin America Bureau website
Find out more: Amnesty and AfroReggae's workshops in Hackney schools