Waking Up

This book introduces the topic of sustainable development through looking at plants in everyday products. It takes every-day items (soap, shampoo, breakfast cereals, etc), looks at the plant products they contain (eg: aloe vera, palm oil, sugar) and considers sustainability issues surrounding them.

Climate Change – local and global

This web-based resource follows on from – and replaces – a now out-of-print publication, ‘Climate Change~ local and global’, and draws upon the ideas of many Tide~ teacher groups working with Key Stages 2 and 3 in the West Midlands. It offers key

Water Issues ~ local & global

This pack looks at the theme of water for upper primary teaching. The pack considers both water use in the UK and globally, and includes 16 photo-cards which illustrate key ideas about water, such as: sanitation, health, supply, the water cycle, recycling, biodiversity, eco systems and leisure.

Global Education website

This website from AusAid (the Australian government’s aid department), provides lots of background information about global issues and suggestions for exploring these in class. It also suggests a variety of teaching activities exploring global

Change the World in Eight Steps

This excellent set of posters from Oxfam introduces the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals to pupils aged 7 to 14. Issues covered in the pack include: trade, aid, and debt; education; environment; HIV/AIDS; poverty and hunger; and

Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum

This booklet shows how the global dimension can be integrated across the curriculum and into the wider life of schools. It was published by a consortium of government bodies and NGOs: DFID, DfES, QCA, DEA and the British Council.

Christian Aid Uncovered

This free set of PDFs introduces the work of the international charity Christian Aid, with mini case studies showing real people’s live in Burma, Burundi, Jamaica and Kenya. It includes sections on the causes of poverty, natural disasters and health.

New Internationalist Peters Projection World Maps

New Internationalist offers a variety of world maps in different formats, including:
Peters’ Projection laminated map, which presents countries in their true proportion to one another
Peters DVD, with a documentary about the originator of the

Reel Lives Sierra Leone

This DVD is great fun! It introduces two young people living in Sierra Leone, and encourages children to see similarities and differences with their own lives. The DVD includes several short clips about school life, food and clothes in Sierra Leone,

Valuing Places website

Valuing Places was a three year project which brought together a wide range of people from all areas of the country including Geographical Association volunteers, members, practising teachers and pupils. Many participants were heavily involved with