More or Less Equal?

Resources for 11-16 year olds exploring Young Lives in an unequal world

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16Website

These resources have been created for English, Geography and Maths teachers with input and support from the National Association for the Teaching of English, the Geographical Association and the Mathematical Association; they are also suitable for Social Studies in Scotland.

They have been developed by Oxfam in partnership with Young Lives, an international research project studying the causes and consequences of children’s poverty. For over 15 years, researchers have followed the lives of 12,000 children in four countries: Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam.

Bring lessons to life by exploring how inequality and poverty affect the lives of young people in different parts of the world, including the UK. There are separate resources for English, Geography and Maths which can be used in both a subject-specific and cross-curricular way.

English: Use real-life stories and information to develop skills in role play and debating, in re-working one style of writing into another, and in reading critically. Appreciate a wide range of life situations and perspectives while developing skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Geography: Interpret and communicate geographical information, including qualitative and quantitative data and maps. Understand similarities and differences between places as well as key processes in human geography

Maths: Use real-life data to develop a range of mathematical skills in using fractions, decimals and percentages, in problem solving and in data handling. Interpret data presented in different ways and use statistics to create graphs and charts.


Items available

    • Website (free)
    • Resources for Geography lessons (Social Studies in Scotland)
    • Visit website

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