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This activity supports a discussion amongst children with teachers about crisis and solidarity in the local setting and how it relates to economic crisis in society. The risk of debt and the consequences for people who borrow money are considered. The children then explore how money can be conceived of in terms of an alternative […]

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It’s a shocking fact that just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet. Use this interactive quiz to learn more about inequality and explore its impact on the UK and developing countries.
Enhance learners’ critical thinking, problem solving skills and understanding of cause and effects. Get to grips with global inequality and see the solutions that are available.

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The lesson focuses on the benefits of the Fairtrade Premium and how this encourages sustainable community development. It encourages students to develop skills of cooperation, teamwork, leadership and problem solving through engaging in role play. Accompanying producer profiles coming soon.

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Take a trip to rural Sierra Leone to find out about the cocoa farmers who are working to protect the Gola rainforest from deforestation.
This is a role play assembly for secondary schools. It is designed for three student narrators.

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This story will transport you to a farm in Côte d’Ivoire where you will have the chance to meet an inspiring cocoa farmer named Therese Kouame.

Therese’s story on powerpoint is a fantastic way to teach students about cocoa farming in Cote d’Ivoire, basic human needs and the importance of a living income for cocoa farmers. At the end of the story you will find a list of suggested follow-up activities to consolidate student learning.

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This story will transport you to a farm in Western Sierra Leone where you will have the chance to meet an inspiring cocoa farmer named Lucia Mansaray. Lucia’s Story is a fantastic way to teach students about the Gola Rainforest, forest friendly cocoa farming and Fairtrade Premium. At the end of the story you will […]

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A film made in 2020 for schools about the people of the great Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, West Africa. 14-year-old Beshey shares the story of his family, explaining how a group of cocoa farmers have come together to protect the forest, and develop their communities through Fairtrade. The challenge for the people of the […]

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An introduction to tax and tax justice.

Learners will increase their awareness of what tax is, how the money is spent and our shared responsibility for public services. They will start to understand why it is important to pay tax, and through playing a simulation game, discuss and draw their own conclusions about whether everyone pays their fair share of tax. They will conclude by reflecting on how things might be made fairer.

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This unit for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) provides a series of lessons, activities and associated materials focusing on natural resources.

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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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  • Book (£20)
Social and Solidarity Economy

This photo-teaching resource accompanies Think Global’s 2016-2017 Global Wallplanner. It uses 24 colourful, real-life photos to explore the ‘Social and Solidarity Economy’ – a movement that seeks to alleviate poverty through community empowerment, mutual benefit and economic growth.

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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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This resource helps schools benefit from lessons learned during one city’s journey towards sustainability. It brings to life the concept of ‘people living happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet’ through fun activities

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This free website supports teachers in developing and embedding global learning through the KS3 Geography curriculum (ages 11-14). It has a large number of downloadable PDFs, PowerPoints, worksheets, schemes of learning and reflection tools.

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These schools resources enable students to learn about the recipients of Lendwithcare microfinance loans and the different ways in which the international community can help people living in poverty.

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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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The Alps: Opportunities and Challenges - Cover image

Filmed in the French town of Chamonix in the Alps, this DVD resource explores the social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges facing the region.

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  • DVD (£49)
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 module focuses on China as an emerging global power with huge manufacturing capabilities and a rising consumer culture. China is expected to be the largest economy in the world by 2040, but this success has not trickled down through the whole of

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This module highlights the huge variations within Africa, both in terms of human development and the natural environment. The module includes contrasting case studies of Sudan and Ghana. Material on Sudan considers the country’s future after the civi

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