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.
These Learning About… resources from HEC Global Learning are a series of leaflets providing background information for teachers on every day topics in the classroom such as Food, Water and Energy to support their knowledge in these areas. In addition to providing background information, each leaflet includes a rationale for teaching the topic from a […]
This edition of our termly activity kit provides ideas and information for ways to use the topic of ‘clothes’ to teach and learn about the global dimension.
This website looks a bit like a shopping website, but all is not as it seems. If you click on the different ‘departments’ you will find lots of ‘products’. But clicking on these products will lead you to films, research and articles about where these products have come from, and whether the production has involved human rights abuses or exploitation or environmental damage.
A case study highlighting the challenges in delivering effective aid to the developing world. Zambia had the world’s lowest life expectancy in the world in 2004. Second-hand clothes donated by Western charities are harming local businesses in Zambia, as these local manufacturers have to open up their markets to international markets to receive aid from […]
This activity kit aims to help you begin your global dimension journey, or think about where to go next. It starts with young people’s own lives, giving you ideas on how to encourage students to explore the ways their daily choices and actions…
Filmed in Bangladesh, one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers, this resource explores the social cost of our cheap textiles. With footage filmed inside a number of Bangladeshi textile factories, it explores the issues of sweatshop labour, poor working conditions, a fair wage and the right to unionise and asks who is responsible?
Using the international fashion industry as a case study this resource asks: what is globalisation, what are the causes, and what is the role played by Transnational Corporations (TNCs)? It then looks at the effects of globalisation and asks what are the pros and cons and who benefits?
This free resource from the campaigning charity War on Want aims to engage school students on global issues surrounding the London Olympic Games in 2012. Activities have been designed with KS4 in mind but they are also adaptable to KS3.
This cross-curricular teaching pack for ages 9-14 brings alive the concepts of human rights, equality and fairness by telling stories of people who make sports goods in poorer countries, often working with few rights, and for poverty wages.