Exploring Our World

KS3: ages 11-14Book

This is a very good, well-produced, comprehensive, active learning resource for helping students to investigate interdependence and social justice. It is set within the island of Ireland and at the international scale. It is a valuable example of cross border collaboration in Ireland and care has been taken to ensure accuracy of information and balanced viewpoints. The work set in Ireland should help with understanding other areas.

Interesting and varied activities are well thought out to help teachers with preparation, and support students in thinking about and formulating their own opinions about issues affecting their local communities and the wider world. These include sustainable development, energy, trade links, child work, debt, aid, female workers, refugees and asylum seekers. Some homework activities are suggested. There is a useful further contacts list with website addresses.

 

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