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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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This detailed resource from the University of Manchester investigates the impact of climate change on urban areas, focusing on the real-life stories of families living in informal settlements in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.

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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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This resource helps schools benefit from lessons learned during one city’s journey towards sustainability. It brings to life the concept of ‘people living happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet’ through fun activities

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  • Teacher's Pack (£29.95)
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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 is a short film with accompanying teaching activities, produced by the British Council. In it we meet a young entrepreneur from Brazil’s favelas and see how life is changing in Rio de Janeiro in the build-up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic

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This is a short film with accompanying teaching activities, produced by the British Council. It introduces us to a surf school run on Ipanema Beach in Brazil.

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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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If I Were President

This Oxfam resource provides photos and quotes from children living in a slum area of Nairobi. Ten children were asked: “What would you do if you were president for the day?”

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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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Siemens is a global engineering and electronics company working in four business sectors: energy, industry, healthcare and infrastructure & cities. It has developed a range of interesting and challenging Schemes of Work for Key Stages 3 & 4 (ages 11-16) based on the technologies it is developing in these sectors.

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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 module is based on an expedition undertaken by journalist Jane Labous. It focuses on the impacts of urbanisation and migration happening across Mali, West Africa. Through the case study of Bamako (a rapidly growing city), students will learn about the challenges associated with sand digging for concrete production. The module contains resources (including photos […]

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The purpose of these resources is to explore what is often referred to in the media as ‘New India’. They explore how changing human processes are influencing the transformation of India as a place and how India is representing itself and being represented in the wider world.

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This module focuses on China as an emerging global power with huge manufacturing capabilities and a rising consumer culture. China is expected to be the largest economy in the world by 2040, but this success has not trickled down through the whole of

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This pack focuses on Kochi, a city situated in Kerala, southern India. The city is home to a diversity of people. The stories in the pack draw on real people and settings, thus allowing children to appreciate the lifestyles of the people of Kochi, their city and its surrounding area.

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  • Teacher's Pack (£15)
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