Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy: How can we keep the lights on?

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It focuses on the topic of renewable energy and has a range of activity ideas to help students age 7 to 14 discuss and explore the subject in more depth.

Your Life, My Life

Your Life, My Life

What makes you jump for joy, or laugh out loud? These 15 short films were filmed in some of the countries Oxfam works in, and they celebrate fun and games. Suitable for ages 5 to 9, they provide a snapshot into other children’s lives and help us all think about our human connections.

Refugee crisis resources

Rayyan 7 years old from Iraq with her luggage in Kara Tepe camp in Lesvos, Greece: refugee crisis Lesvos

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities from ActionAid that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Amazon rainforest: complete teaching packages

Amazon rainforest package

These are complete Amazon rainforest packages from ActionAid for Key Stages 1 and 2. You’ll receive worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the people who live in the Amazon rainforest.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: teaching packages

Brazil. Rio. The statue of Christ the Redeemer, at the peak of Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro.

These are complete Rio de Janeiro, Brazil packages from ActionAid for Key Stages 1 and 2. Includes worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and posters as well as the chance to introduce your class to children who live in Rio de Janeiro.

Global Goals

Practical action global goals

Practical Action has produced a range of different materials to support teachers in helping pupils understand the Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) and their targets; why they are important in reducing world poverty, and how pupils can take action themselves to help achieve them.

Water for the World

Water for the World

This activity from Practical Action helps pupils to find out about access to water and build their own filters. Working in teams pupils explore issues around access to water and cleaning water around the world. This is followed by a hands-on activity where they build their own water filters with different sets of resources depending on which country they represent.