Democracy

This is a three part module designed for KS2 explaining democracy in straightforward terms, including: – what democracy means – how the system of voting and elections works in the UK – the way that local, national and European government works – an overview of how an idea becomes a law This includes a PowerPoint […]

Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai made landfall on the night of 14-15 March 2019 – this weather system caused extensive damage in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Strong winds, a storm surge, heavy rains and widespread flooding have had devastating impacts on the lives of millions of people. Use this short resource for 9-14 year olds to explore the […]

An Interview with Ebrottié: French Comprehension

Ebrottié is a cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire. He is part of a Fairtrade certified cooperative. This interview transcript forms the basis of a French reading comprehension, in which Ebrottié describes the challenges of life in a cocoa farming community.

The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar (shorter version)

A typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Many live in poverty. For women the situation is even worse, carrying a large part of the farming and domestic burden, but often having fewer rights than men. ‘The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar’ looks at the unfairness at the heart […]

The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar

A typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Many live in poverty. For women the situation is even worse, carrying a large part of the farming and domestic burden, but often having fewer rights than men. ‘The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar’ looks at the unfairness at the heart […]

The Solar Challenge

Set in rural Zimbabwe, where few villages have access to mains electricity, pupils investigate how to make different circuits which include solar cells. They then look at the requirements of the community and decide how to allocate the cells. All teaching materials are available to download for free from Practical Action Take your design briefs […]