Mad about… posters

This series of six colourful posters introduces some of today’s biggest global issues to a primary audience. Each poster comes with a lesson plan, suitable for teaching within primary Citizenship, English, Geography and ICT.

Choc-a-lot

This pack is for teachers and youth workers and provides a detailed outline of activities for a one-day workshop which introduces young people to the issues behind the global chocolate industry.

Bananas and cocoa beans

This cross-curricular teaching book focuses on fair trade. The book includes activities suitable for upper primary teaching, and looks at how we are linked to the rest of the world through our shopping… buying bananas and chocolate, for example.

Growing bananas

A whole class trading game with background information including photos of the banana production process. During the simulation pupils ‘grow’ bananas from scrap paper, think critically about a range of situations facing banana growers, make decisions

The Cost of Coffee

This teaching pack investigates world coffee markets, and the causes and consequences of a recent drop in coffee prices for farmers and the economy.The book includes lessons about media literacy, corporate social responsibility, the role of international charities, and fair trade.

Jamaica: Out of Many – One People

This teaching pack brings alive life in Jamaica for Primary children. The book includes a variety of activities, from creative writing to becoming a reporter, from studying source material to role play. The book deals sensitively with teaching about

Climate Change – local and global

This web-based resource follows on from – and replaces – a now out-of-print publication, ‘Climate Change~ local and global’, and draws upon the ideas of many Tide~ teacher groups working with Key Stages 2 and 3 in the West Midlands. It offers key

Water Issues ~ local & global

This pack looks at the theme of water for upper primary teaching. The pack considers both water use in the UK and globally, and includes 16 photo-cards which illustrate key ideas about water, such as: sanitation, health, supply, the water cycle, recycling, biodiversity, eco systems and leisure.

Global Education website

This website from AusAid (the Australian government’s aid department), provides lots of background information about global issues and suggestions for exploring these in class. It also suggests a variety of teaching activities exploring global

Change the World in Eight Steps

This excellent set of posters from Oxfam introduces the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals to pupils aged 7 to 14. Issues covered in the pack include: trade, aid, and debt; education; environment; HIV/AIDS; poverty and hunger; and