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Exploring the world together at home. ThoughtBox believe that all children benefit from spending quality time with those around them, connecting and having conversations about the things that really matter. ThoughtBox have therefore planned a 30 day learning programme for you and your family to explore the world together at home, inquiring into a variety […]

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Discover the rich breadth of ways in which learners can engage with the SDGs.
If you made a list of goals to make our world a better place, what would be on it? Ending poverty? Tackling climate change and environmental degradation? Achieving gender equality? What would be your priorities and why?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of education about and for the SDGs.

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The world is experiencing an enormous refugee crisis with 65 million people having been forced to flee their homes. Thousands of people have made terrifying journeys trying to find safety and claim asylum in another country.
Use this quiz to learn more about the current refugee crisis, and understand the difference between refugees and asylum seekers. Encourage empathy with refugees and explore the stories behind the headlines.

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Who in the World Am I is a resource pack for teachers and children who want to actively explore their own identity from the personal right through to being part of a family, a community, a country and becoming a global citizen. The activities develop progressively through the global learning themes of valuing diversity and […]

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These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Cities Day.

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A collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. So, for example, on a map showing population, China and India are much larger than their land mass, whilst Australia becomes a tiny sliver of

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Where Will I Live? cover image

This photo-based picture book for ages 4 and above takes a look at the thousands of children around the world forced to leave their homes due to war and conflict.

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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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Chembakolli - complete package

Discover the famous village of Chembakolli, India with this set of primary resources from ActionAid. Includes resources on Chembakolli schools, housing, transport, games and toys and of course their famous fair trade tea.

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An excellent set of six lesson plans exploring the impact of war and conflict on children, children’s rights and children’s stories.

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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 activity kit brings a global dimension into the classroom at primary school level by exploring homes and the way people live in different places around the world. It also looks at what home means to us and why we all need one.

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Monsoon proof roof

A global primary Upd8 from ASE and Practical Action. This resource looks at a ‘big question’ facing Mehrab, a boy who lives in Bangladesh, and his family… what material should they use for their new roof?

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These activities from British Council Schools Online consider the situation of refugees, usually people who move from one country to another in order to escape from something or someone.

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Amnesty International’s Education for Human Dignity project engages with young people to raise awareness, inform debate and stimulate action to tackle the human rights abuses that drive and deepen poverty.

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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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Ingenious African appropriate technology

Inspire your pupils with these ingenious technologies. Appropriate technology is designed to be sensitive to the environmental, social and economic aspects of the community it is intended for.

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This website supports teaching and learning around how we can better understand self, others and the wider world. It has a bank of classroom and CPD resources that you can pick up and use straight away. These are accompanied by support materials

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Designed to support Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, the activities in this pack encourage primary school teachers and their pupils to explore the links and commonalities that are shared between Scotland and Malawi.

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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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