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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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An interview with an expert on Fair Trade in Bangladesh. Fair Trade is a political movement in response to the inequalities in global trade. This article could be used in to connect the lives of farmers in developing countries with the decisions ma

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An interview with an expert on Microfinance in Kenya. Microfinance is a response to the financial needs of the poor – those that have been locked out lending from commercial banks. As well as lending money, the microfinance bank also trains people

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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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Our Africa is a website developed by SOS Children, a charity that has been working in Africa for the past 40 years. The aim of this ambitious project is to let children across Africa film their lives and countries the way they see them.

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This teaching resource is designed to complement the Citizenship, Geography and RS curriculum, and it can also support community cohesion, active citizenship, critical thinking and greater environmental understanding.

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  • Teacher's Pack (£5)

This website aims to provide efficient and comprehensive access to statistical data on world issues. You select a subject from the top menu and watch the countries on the map change their size according to the data

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This beautifully illustrated book is a great way to introduce children to ideas around sustainable development. It tells the story of Kojo, a young Ghanaian boy who uses a micro loan to buy a chicken, so he can sell the eggs to make money.

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  • Book (£6.99)
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Into Africa explores our connections with the diverse continent of Africa, aiming to teach about the interdependence of places and to explore our place in the world with a critical mind.

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  • Book (£17.99)
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