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Children in Mynamar _British Council

This resource explores stories of the lives of the people of Myanmar, enabling pupils to consider and contrast oral history traditions, daily life, cultural and religious traditions with their own community.

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  • PDF (free)
  • Website (free)
Muktangan UK Trust primary school packs

Muktangan is a charity that provides education to underprivileged children in Mumbai, India. They have developed these primary lesson resources to raise awareness of Muktangan and of Indian life and culture.

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Dollar Street

This fantastic online photo-resource features photos from over 240 families living in 50 countries around the world. The site arranges them all on a street called Dollar Street, in order of their monthly income. Select from 100 topics to compare photos showing aspects of everyday life, often surprisingly similar for people on the same income level across cultures and continents.

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Your Life, My Life

What makes you jump for joy, or laugh out loud? These 15 short films were filmed in some of the countries Oxfam works in, and they celebrate fun and games. Suitable for ages 5 to 9, they provide a snapshot into other children’s lives and help us all think about our human connections.

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Use this resource to discuss the similarities and differences between the lives of your children and these Fairtrade nut producer’s children. Use this as a presentation, pictures to pass around, or print out as a book.

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  • Powerpoint (free)
Extreme Dialogue - Chris and Damien's Story

A counter-extremism educational resource that aims to reduce the appeal of extremism and offer a positive alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and propaganda available online.

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The GA has made available a range of high quality images that can be used in the classroom at all levels to stimulate enquiry among students into a variety of human and physical geographical topics…

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This short film follows two children in Bangladesh and England, during the course of a day. They get up, go to school, help around the house, eat and pray. The film highlights issues around food, water, religion and the environment to help stimulate classroom discussion.

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This colourful book from CAFOD is aimed at Early Years and Key Stage 1 (ages 4-7). It follows a typical day in the life of Bangladeshi schoolboy Musa. With colourful images, the story looks at the beauty and vibrancy of life in Bangladesh.

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This website aims to bring documentaries into UK secondary schools. It features clips from a range of excellent documentary films exploring many different social and global issues. There are detailed lesson plans accompanying the clips

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Letterbox Library is a not-for-profit social enterprise and co-operative that has been running for nearly 30 years and specialises in multicultural and inclusive children’s books. Their books are sourced from a range of UK and overseas publishers and

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  • Book (£5)

A beautiful, vibrant story following 15 different children from around the world through a 24 hour period. Readers find out all about their different families, homes, schools, meals and much more. They also discover how time zones work, and what’s happening on one side of the world while the other side sleeps.

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This box of ‘big question’ cards can be used to provide prompts for a meaningful, stimulating and positive conversation about the ‘bigger picture’ in life. The cards can help children and young people understand their views about life, school and people important to them, which is enlightening for the facilitators too.

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  • Teacher's Pack (£19.99)
Helping Prisca

A collection of three lessons that explore comparisons between the UK and Kenya, basic needs (and wants) and different ways to help people in Africa. These lessons are all written for the Geography and Citizenship curriculum – living in a diverse world.

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One in eight children in the UK speaks a language other than English as their first language. This website is a growing collection of short stories, both new and traditional, from all around the world. The stories are available in English, plus their

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Raya is a little girl living in California. As she plays with her new globe a friend asks her: ‘Where are you from?’ Raya has Palestinian parents, she was born in the Lebanon, brought up in Dubai and now lives in America, so how does she answer that question?

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Our Lives is a colourful pictorial journey through children’s daily needs. It compares the lives of UK children with other children across the globe, through the topics of family, work, homes, food, water, health, schools and games.

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This CD from the Geographical Association has over 130 photographs from India, each with a caption and location. They are organised into the 11 categories; each category has teacher guidance and an activity idea.

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  • CD-ROM (£20.99)
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Free online resource based on the film Persepolis – a poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. Includes activities designed to stimulate debate and encourage consideratio

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  • Website (free)
Makutano Junction

Makutano Junction is a Kenyan-produced TV soap opera which aims to entertain and educate English-speaking African audiences. These teaching materials are based around the series. Issues include social justice, human rights, youth and relationships,

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