Reframing Rio – School Resources

KS3: ages 11-14WebsiteFilm

Reframing Rio looks at the promises and plans made by world leaders in the 1992 Earth Summit and at what has happened in 20 years since then, leading up to the 2012 Rio +20 conference. What has actually been achieved and where is work still needed? By following the lives of 11 children in 10 different countries around the world, a series of short films provides a great overview of the social and environmental issues we are all facing.

A set of secondary school lesson plans has been developed which use the films to expand students’ understanding of the issues and to spark discussion and action for change. They can be used as stand-alone lessons in Citizenship, PSHE, Geography or ICT to focus on a particular issue such as child labour, or as a full cross-curricular scheme of work in Geography, English or Art. Each lesson plan is designed to use with a film clip and comes with worksheets and relevant fact sheets to increase learning. They are grouped under three sections:

Meet the Children of Rio introduces five of the 11 children whose lives were followed from 1992 to 2012 and explores the Rio summits and the different issues the children have faced in a set of 8 lessons.

Looting the Pacific looks at overfishing and other forms of natural resource depletion in 5 lessons and encourages students to make their own ‘apps for good’.

Reframe provides inspiration and guidelines on how students can take action.


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