Global learning lenses on the world

Global learning lenses on the world

This resource was created by and for teachers to support work on some key issues: food and hunger, poverty and wealth, and sustainable development. They offer ‘lenses’ through which to view these issues and ideas for constructive action on the local and global stage.

The Bomb Factor

This pack includes six activities for use in secondary schools, post-16 and youth settings to explore peace and nuclear issues. Students can explore:
the effects of a nuclear explosion, using a timeline and personal testimony; concepts about conflict

The State of the World’s Water

The State of the World's Water

This ‘atlas of water’ maps the competing claims on limited water supplies – made by farmers, industrialists and householders – and investigates the uses and abuses of the resource, as well as the vexed question of how it can be equitably managed.

Our Migration Story

Our Migration Story

This website presents the often untold stories of generations of migrants who shaped the British Isles. It draws on the words and research of over 60 historians based in universities and historical institutions.

Dollar Street

Dollar Street

This fantastic online photo-resource features photos from over 240 families living in 50 countries around the world. The site arranges them all on a street called Dollar Street, in order of their monthly income. Select from 100 topics to compare photos showing aspects of everyday life, often surprisingly similar for people on the same income level across cultures and continents.

Natural disasters: earthquakes

Natural Disasters: Earthquakes image

Developed by the British Red Cross with the support of the Geographical Association, this exciting teaching package features a range of activities designed to encourage young people to explore the impact earthquakes have on individuals and communities.