Root causes lesson
It’s important to explore look at the root causes of broad issues of poverty, injustice and inequality-asking the question ‘Why?’ and digging a little bit deeper with students is an important part of Global Citizenship Education. It helps students make connections with their own lives but also gives them a good sense of the types of action that need to be taken to change the world.
Here’s a few activities you can use to start off exploring the root causes with your students:
Rank the root causes
Explore the root causes of poverty by distinguishing between a symptom and a root cause
Explore how unequal the world is through the distribution of resources
Use one of these simulation games to allow students to experience the inequality in the world: