A typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Many live in poverty. For women the situation is even worse, carrying a large part of the farming and domestic burden, but often having fewer rights than men. ‘The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar’ looks at the unfairness at the heart […]
- Film (Free)
These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Health Day.
These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Oceans Day.
The Eco Schools programme aims to reduce the environmental impact of the whole school on the community. Once registered, you will be part of an international group of schools working towards education for sustainable development and a better quality
Use Think Global’s new global wallplanner for 2018-2019 to plan for global learning in your school. The theme for this year is Ethical Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals. The wallplanner features colourful photos showcasing a range of ethical traders, producers and suppliers from all around the world, along with a poster of the Global Goals.
During the course of a year, the UN observes a number of ‘International Days’ to raise awareness of global issues and to encourage action by governments and communities. This resource brings these issues to life in the classroom, with ideas on how young people in the UK can contribute to resolving them.
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.
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.
This new Activity Kit from Think Global explores the topical concept of waste, both food and plastics. Investigate with your students the reasons why so much food is wasted and evaluate possible ways of reducing waste.
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)
New edition of the Back-to-School kit provides you with background information and practical exercises for making your students more aware of their consumer choices.
A topic-based online resource that puts literacy and critical thinking at the heart of primary teaching. Each topic starts with a story and then takes a cross-curricular journey exploring the theme using lesson ideas and resources.
- Website (£10.95)
These three booklets use ‘easier English’ versions of New Internationalist articles to explore a wide range of global justice issues. For use in English/Literacy and ESOL classes for students aged 11 and above.
- Booklet (£3.99)
- Booklet (£3.99)
- Booklet (£3.99)
This Think Global activity kit for Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) helps teachers and learners to explore the concept of a supply chain and the impacts of each stage; analyse the people and resources behind a product; and investigate how the decisions consumers make affect the way companies behave.
This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It provides scientific background information and learning activities on the issues surrounding food security, and the impact of a growing global population on food production.
This STEM project from Practical Action provides a real-life context for upper primary pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves.
- Website (free)
This website for upper primary and lower secondary aged children introduces several environmental themes in simple language. The topics covered include climate change, pollution and protecting the planet. The website also includes interactive quizzes
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.
- Book (£20)
In this DVD resource an indigenous environmental campaigner introduces us to his rainforest world and explores the threats facing it. This resource considers the value of rainforests and the challenges facing them.
- DVD (£49)