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

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Ditch the Dirt is an exciting new STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables pupils to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.

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  • Website (free)
Water and the Oceans

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.

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Tree Power

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.

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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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Purchasing Power Activity Kit

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.

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Smoky Homes

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.

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Tropical Rainforests Sustainable Management - Cover image

Ecuador needs to exploit the Amazon’s resources to develop. Leaving it untouched is not an option. This DVD looks at the challenges of achieving sustainable management in the Amazon rainforest.

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  • DVD (£49)
Amazon rainforest package

These are complete Amazon rainforest packages from ActionAid for Key Stages 1 and 2. You’ll receive worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the people who live in the Amazon rainforest.

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  • Website (free)
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What's eating you?

This is a series of secondary lesson plans from the Eden Project that gets students exploring ecosystems and science communications. The content is all based around the species in Eden’s Rainforest Biome (but you don’t need to visit to do the lessons).

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Roving Reporters

This Geography lesson plan from the Eden Project invites Key Stage 3 students (ages 11 to 14) to understand the links they have with the natural world, and to present their work creatively using video.

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How do your nuts get from the forest or farm to your home? Print out and cut out these pictures. Arrange them into chronological order, starting with the nuts being produced, and ending with them in the UK. Use this to prompt discussion

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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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How Fairtrade nut producers deal with, and are affected by climate change. A short presentation for older audiences who are interested in the links between social and environmental justice.

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Brazil nuts gathered from the Bolivian Amazon. This resource shows children where their food comes from. It explains the story of how a Brazil nut is gathered in the Amazon rain forest and sold in the UK.

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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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Reframing Rio looks at the promises made in the 1992 Earth Summit and at what has happened in the 20 years since then. By following the lives of 11 children in 10 different countries around the world, a series of short films provides an overview of

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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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The purpose of these resources is to describe and explain changing human processes through a study of inequalities in the global distribution of wealth in the era of modern globalisation. After mapping where the very wealthiest people live, students will ask why people in some countries are gaining wealth faster than others. The resources will also raise important questions about the nature of global citizenship and the importance of money for quality of life (and happiness).

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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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  • Website (free)
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