Shooting Dogs

This free resource from Film Education is based around the film Shooting Dogs, which explores the atrocity of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide through a fictional story set in a school, where a British priest and teacher become caught up in the violence. The activities explore the historical background to the genocide and, more generally, colonialism. […]

Damned by Debt Relief

This film investigates how the Highly Indebted Poor Countries’ debt relief initiative places heavy conditions on countries, requiring them to spend government money on specific areas. It questions whether debt relief is as beneficial as the G8 claim,

Millennium Development Goals Indicators website

This website from the United Nations presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for the 48 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

Breaking the Silence

This extensive website looks at slavery and the slave trade from a number of different perspectives: historical, social, political and economic. The website focuses on a number of topics, including: Africa before slavery, participation and poverty, life on the plantations, resistance, rebellion, abolition, and modern slavery. There is lots of source material, such as maps, […]

Black Presence

This micro-site within the National Archives website focuses on Asian and Black history in Britain from 1500 to 1850. The site includes essays, photographs, illustrations and lots of documentary material. There are also two virtual tours, which are

Fairtrade Action Guide

This booklet from People & Planet gives advice to secondary schools, sixth forms and universities wanting to set up a fairtrade campaign. It includes ideas for involving the whole school and wider community, and gaining fairtrade school status

Practical Action technical briefs

Practical Action technical briefs

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available to people in the developing world. They provide detailed technical information on a variety of subjects ranging from how to make jams and pickles to how to build a flood-proof house or an aerial ropeway.

Just Coffee

This report and documentary film explore the issue of how consumer choice impacts upon coffee producers and the environment. The film includes interviews with coffee farmers, market experts, consumer organisations and some key figures in the internat