These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Oceans Day.
This new Activity Kit explores Water and the Oceans. With the BBC’s Blue Planet raising awareness of the amount of plastic in our oceans and its damaging effects, this activity kit explores threats to the planet’s oceans and sustainability.
Tree Power provides Key Stage 2 teachers with eight interlinked sessions to deliver with their class. The pack combines the two educational strands of development education (global learning) and outdoor education, to enable children to become both (informed) Tree Explorers and (active) Tree Guardians.
Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and his fantastic friends is a funny children’s picture book aimed at 3-6 year olds about ocean plastics and is published by Be The Change Books.
- Book (£6.00)
- PDF (free)
Ecuador needs to exploit the Amazon’s resources to develop. Leaving it untouched is not an option. This DVD looks at the challenges of achieving sustainable management in the Amazon rainforest.
- DVD (£49)
This is a series of secondary lesson plans from the Eden Project that gets students exploring ecosystems and science communications. The content is all based around the species in Eden’s Rainforest Biome (but you don’t need to visit to do the lessons).
- Website (free)
How Fairtrade nut producers deal with, and are affected by climate change. A short presentation for older audiences who are interested in the links between social and environmental justice.
Brazil nuts gathered from the Bolivian Amazon. This resource shows children where their food comes from. It explains the story of how a Brazil nut is gathered in the Amazon rain forest and sold in the UK.
Discovering Antarctica is an online education resource for schools, developed by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Galapagos is a group of volcanic islands 1,000km from the Ecuador coast. Its unique wildlife has inspired theories that have changed understanding about life on Earth. This website aims to engage students in the sustainable development of Galapagos
Encounter Edu has developed a range of online teaching resources to help teachers bring the issue of conservation into the classroom using the case study of the rhino in South Africa.
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
- Teacher's Pack (£18.50)
Encounter Edu has developed a range of online enquiry-based education programmes and lesson plans aiming to ‘bring the oceans to the classroom’. They incorporate scientists’ experiences and research gained during expeditions to the Arctic and the
This online resource supports the teaching of French at primary school level. Aude from France, Assouan from Egypt, Nyanga from Gabon, Menabe from Madagascar and Takakoto from French Polynesia act as friendly guides to their home countries.
The Eden Project has created this 1.5-hour science lesson challenging secondary students (ages 11-16) to think more creatively about plants’ evolutionary adaptation.
- Website (free)
Bangladesh’s Sundarban Mangroves make up one of the world’s most bio-diverse areas and are home to the endangered Bengal Tiger. This interactive DVD resource bank looks at why the Sundarbans are so important: as a bio-diversity hotspot, as a carbon bank and as protection against the impacts of tropical cyclones.
- DVD (£59)
This website provides background information about the impact of the bushmeat trade in West and Central Africa. Bushmeat – meat from wild animals – is a regular source of food and income for many of West and Central Africa’s poorest inhabitants, but
Excellent is a charity working in rural dryland Africa to develop and apply the technology of sand dams – enabling subsistence farmers to get access to clean water and grow enough food to eat, store and sell. This pack consists of a DVD with films
- Teacher's Pack (free)
An excellent resource which looks at the causes and effects of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and famine and explores why the poorest are affected most by such disasters. Simple but authorative explanations about disasters and those who are affected
- Website (free)
ARKive is a website that brings together the very best films and photographs of the world’s different species into one centralised digital library, to create a unique audio-visual record of life on Earth, prioritising those species at most risk of