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CAFOD Primary Schools website

This website, from the international charity CAFOD, includes lots of freebies for teachers. The site includes assembly ideas, downloadable resource packs, quizzes, online activities and stories suitable for using with different age groups.

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  • Website (free)
CAFOD Factsheets

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD has produced a set of useful factsheets on a range of development issues. These are great for research, homework or a brief overview of some major themes in global development.

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When disaster strikes the most vulnerable face the greatest loss. Often, it is children who suffer the most. This toolkit from Plan Canada aims to help you explore the issue of emergencies and disasters.

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This free online game is provided by the UN’s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). It is targetted at children aged between 9-16 and aims to teach how villages and cities can be made to be more resilient to disasters. By playing the

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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

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Practical Action video gallery

Practical Action’s schools video gallery contains a number of short films from Practical Action that teachers in both Primary and Secondary schools may find useful as support material or starting points for lessons across the curriculum.

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Practical Action schools website

The Practical Action website provides teaching resources with a global element for both primary and secondary levels (Key Stages 2 to 5). The website provides a range of free resources to support the teaching of science and design and technology in a global context.

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Picture my World is a website for primary children produced by the Catholic aid charity CAFOD. It is packed full of photographs taken by children in the UK, Cambodia and Rwanda and also has lots of fun games and stories and film clips

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This website from AusAid (the Australian government’s aid department), provides lots of background information about global issues and suggestions for exploring these in class. It also suggests a variety of teaching activities exploring global

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