Pupils at an infant school in Edmonton, North London, brought in tins and packets of everyday food.
Using the labels from the food they found out where the food had come from, put the labels around a world map and then drew lines between the places and the labels. They found out what these places were like and how they would travel to them. In doing this, the children learnt that we depend on other countries for much of our food, and began to develop an awareness of the wider world.
This case study is taken from Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum, DfES et al, 2005.
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