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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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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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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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African Farmer is a free, open source online game that simulates the complex decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale farmers living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Sensory journey through India

Through ActionAid’s multimedia resource for Key Stages 1 and 2 you can experience the sights and sounds of an Indian rush hour and bask in the still, natural serenity of the Indian countryside, all from the comfort of your classroom. Take your pupils on an unforgettable journey with videos, photos and activities designed to showcase the beauty, intensity and sometimes harsh reality of life in India.

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This film with supporting teaching ideas is produced by the British Council. It helps primary pupils to find out how the provision of school dinners impacts children in rural Nepal by meeting some of the pupils at Sri Sitaram Primary School.

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In this BBC/British Council film with teaching activities, the Head Girl of Bedford Academy travels to their twin school, Bishop Okiring Secondary School in Kenya, to find out more about what life is like for girls in the school.

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A short film with teaching activities produced by the British Council. Children talk about their journey to school in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Kenya; the roads, their daily lives, and their hopes for the future.

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These short films with accompanying teaching activities have been produced by the British Council. They show how the residents of Gurjolia, West Bengal responded to the installation of a village computer.

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This module comprises six lessons (half a term’s work) focusing on Brazil. Throughout the unit pupils are encouraged to compare the geography of Brazil to that of the UK.

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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 book, published by New Internationalist, features over 50 thematic world maps which graphically analyse every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life, from wealth and power, war and peace through to rights, health and the environment.

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Bring maths to life with this resource for 8-12-year-olds which supports the maths curriculum using real-life data. By learning about children from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, pupils explore issues of poverty and inequality.

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This set of resources from CAFOD are designed to support the Geography curriculum at Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7). They consist of a PowerPoint set of photo cards and classroom activities to help inspire a curiosity about the world and its people.

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Written by a team of four British teachers and edited at the Embassy of Brazil, this website provides a set of free, up-to-date educational resources about Brazil for teachers and pupils in British schools.

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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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This DVD pack brings a global dimension to the Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) curriculum using tried and tested active learning methods from development education practice alongside real life stories and photographs of the work of PHASE in Nepal.

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These materials from the Geographical Association present primary pupils with a full and balanced picture of life in Tocuaro, a small village in the centre west of Mexico, as seen through the eyes of three generations of the Horta family.

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