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Students making solar cars as part of the session_Hogan Lovells

This resource, aimed at 9-11 year olds, encourages students to reflect on various challenges facing their communities and the world, and think from the perspective of others. It introduces them to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the part everyone has to play in achieving these.

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Renewable Energy: How can we keep the lights on?

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It focuses on the topic of renewable energy and has a range of activity ideas to help students age 7 to 14 discuss and explore the subject in more depth.

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Design for a better world

This is a set of resources from Practical Action which presents a global design challenge for students aged 11-14 years.

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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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This photo-teaching resource accompanies Think Global’s 2015-2016 Global Wallplanner. It uses photos to explore ‘positive stories of development’, inspired by the 12 global themes of the European Year for Development 2015.

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Energy and the global goals

These two short activities from Practical Action develop pupils’ understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals as they are also called.

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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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Wind Power Challenge

Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4 (ages 7 to 16), this renewable energy, wind power challenge from Practical Action puts students’ competitive spirits to the test.

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Practical Action’s Global CREST challenges are based on real problems faced in developing countries. They are divided into five themes – water, food, energy, shelter and transport, and give secondary students ideas for starting points for projects.

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This website from the Centre for Alternative Technology is an eco-footprint teaching resource, and has been developed for teachers of Key Stages 2-3 in Wales. But all educators – in Wales and beyond – with an interest in teaching about sustainable

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Practical Action, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has developed this free online suite of resources to support the 14-19 Engineering Diploma. It consists of eight practical activities students carry out which raise their awareness and understanding of how important sustainability issues are in engineering if we are to make a sustainable future a reality.

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Practical Action image gallery

Practical Action’s free online image gallery for schools features photos from developing countries on number of topics: renewable energy, water & sanitation, farming, plants, recycling, climate change, transport, costume and technology justice.

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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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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 booklet and accompanying website aim to support teachers in enriching science teaching at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) through developing the global dimension to the subject.

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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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Practical Action technical briefs

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available to people in the developing world. They provide detailed technical information on a variety of subjects ranging from how to make jams and pickles to how to build a flood-proof house or an aerial ropeway.

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