I recently became the ATL coordinator at my school, and part of that is designing activities for our core/advisory programme. Here I have some digital citizenship lessons, some from Common Sense Media, then I have lots of different sessions, covering everything from international mindedness, to human rights, through to LGBTQ issues. It's been a lot of fun to design, and I am trying to get a lot of the sessions done over the summer, so I just roll them out next year. The sessions are all designed so they are mostly discussion led, so the advisory and advisory get to know each other well, and also flexible, so they can be done in 25 minutes, or for the whole lesson. I have a teacher slide as the opening slide for each presentation, with information for the advisor, including if they have to print anything (rarely). I also have a few longer projects, which happen over several classes.
I thought I would give you a sneak peak of the first (slightly longer) project our Grade 6s will do. This will introduce them to the ATLs, and the UN Global Goals, and will have them work together, in teams, to make water filtration devices! At the end students will do a short presentation, which will include the ATLs they used to complete the challenge. They will also learn a little about the 6th UN Global Goal, Clean Water and Sanitation, and will see existing products, such as the LifeStraw and also water related problems, including Guinea Worm. I will provide a bottle of dirty water, and some resources, including coffee filters, fine sand and pebbles.
Feel free to make a copy of the presentation, and adapt it for you school (giving me credit please). Also a link to the image at the top of the page.