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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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  • Website (free)
  • Image
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)

The Thinking Together about… resources from HEC Global Learning are designed to be used in classrooms and to help school partnerships to learn together and from each other through exploring everyday themes that affect them all.

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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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Traditional Games

This free pack from UNICEF UK features a collection of easy-to-play group games from across the Commonwealth for a range of ages.

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  • PDF (free)
  • Game

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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  • Book (£4.50)
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Make a plastic bag football

These sheets and video give step-by-step instructions to help your pupils make these ‘recycled’ plastic bag footballs – just like thousands of children in African countries.

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RISC’s interactive Resource Bank supports the effective delivery of Global Citizenship across the curriculum. Choose from thousands of photos and artefacts from many different countries, plus teaching packs and books along with schemes of work and

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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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  • Teacher's Pack (£25)
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Plastic bottle recycling

Lorna from Uganda shows how they re-use plastic drinks bottles on their small rural farm in Kumi. From solar lights to drip irrigation, the bottles make themselves very useful in all aspects of life.

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This short video shows how ‘waste’ can be re-used and made into toys like this plastic bottle car. It is typical for young boys like Dennis from Uganda to make their own toys out of recycled materials such as bottles, tyres and plastic bags as there often is little money to buy them

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Plastic bag footballs, bare foot races and water weight lifting might not be the usual events you will find at a Sports Day but they are if you join Send a Cow’s games – all with an African twist! We’ve got lots of ideas about how you can hold your own ‘Recycled Sports Day’; some […]

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Christian Aid has produced a range of free, ready-to-use multi-faith primary assemblies that bring global issues of poverty and injustice to life. Each assembly includes a suggested script on a PDF, with ideas for reflection and further action around

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Tom Palmer is an author who brings sport (mainly football) into his children’s books. This Fair Play pack is based on Tom’s trip to Ghana where he was doing research for one of his books, Foul Play 3: Off Side – which is a detective story exploring

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Commonwealth Online uses the archive of The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (based in Bristol) to bring together free, downloadable, curriculum-linked teaching packages. The resources fit mainly into the History curriculum, with

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  • Website (free)

Our Africa is a website developed by SOS Children, a charity that has been working in Africa for the past 40 years. The aim of this ambitious project is to let children across Africa film their lives and countries the way they see them.

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Churki and Burki are two sisters who lead a happy, busy life in their village with their family. They spend the day fishing in the river, driving the parrots from the corn field, harvesting fruit and vegetables, and enjoying the outdoors.

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  • Book (£9.99)

This cross-curricular resource, aimed at ages 7-14, has been designed to counter negative or stereotypical views, focusing first on similarities between Uganda and the UK, before exploring their diversity. Through the images and activities…

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  • CD-ROM (£8.99)
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Free online teaching resources based on the film Africa United, which tells the story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream – to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.

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