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This comprehensive set of resources from Practical Action encourage pupils aged between 8 and 14 to develop new solutions to the global problems caused by plastic waste.

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A collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. So, for example, on a map showing population, China and India are much larger than their land mass, whilst Australia becomes a tiny sliver of

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This pack contains four classroom-based activities themed around the Commonwealth and has been designed to help your pupils further their understanding of the Commonwealth and the world around them.

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Global days

Use Think Global’s new global wallplanner for 2018-2019 to plan for global learning in your school. The theme for this year is Ethical Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals. The wallplanner features colourful photos showcasing a range of ethical traders, producers and suppliers from all around the world, along with a poster of the Global Goals.

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This teaching pack for secondary schools aims to develop awareness and understanding of the UN and the global issues it tackles. It has 5 lessons on the UN: working for us all; keeping the peace; fighting poverty; promoting human rights; Model UN.

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This useful website presents development information in an easily accessible format, and would be ideal research material for upper secondary Geography or Economics pupils. The site includes statistics from the United Nations Human Development Report

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Republic of You

How fairly would your learners treat their citizens if they could run their very own country? In this online, interactive game from Oxfam, Republic of You, learners create their own nations, take on the role of leader and decide whether to listen to their advisors.

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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.

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80-20 Development in an Unequal World

The title of this popular development education resource reflects the fact that over 80% of the world’s population lives in the “Developing World” and less than 20% live in the “Developed World”, but consume far more of the world’s resources.

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An introduction to a Fairtrade company in the form of answers to questions posed by secondary school students.

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Why is there so much hunger while there is so much food?! This quiz fits with the 2016 Fairtrade Fortnight theme of food security, but can be used at any time.

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African Farmer is a free, open source online game that simulates the complex decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale farmers living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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These materials from Oxfam Australia are aimed at pupils in Australian secondary schools but could be adapted for use in schools outside Australia. The teaching resources include film clips, a poster, blogs, case studies and an action guide. They show where a variety of fair trade items come from that are sold in Australia’s Oxfam […]

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What responsibilities do banks have when making investment decisions overseas? How can big business operations leave local communities in developing countries homeless and hungry? And how can consumers and young people influence their decisions?

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Global Express is a teaching resource from Oxfam Intermón (Spain) which explores different global themes. This particular issue explores how the global food system works, and how we can change our consumption habits.

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Global Express is a teaching resource from Oxfam Intermón (Spain) which explores different global themes. This particular issue explores how basic social and human rights are necessary to combat poverty and inequality.

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Teaching pack in German around the theme of food and nutrition (title translates as ‘Think globally, eat differently’). Website includes details of pack and useful links on the theme.

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Follow the Things

This website looks a bit like a shopping website, but all is not as it seems. If you click on the different ‘departments’ you will find lots of ‘products’. But clicking on these products will lead you to films, research and articles about where these products have come from, and whether the production has involved human rights abuses or exploitation or environmental damage.

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This handbook is intended to help teachers think through how they can embed the global dimension into their teaching. It has been developed through an EU-funded project involving primary and secondary teachers from the UK, Austria, the Czech Republic

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an independent charity which supports schools and teachers in using the framework of a ‘circular economy’ to present a real alternative for students to discuss and debate. They have worked with teachers, subject

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