This activity is suitable for all age groups from upper primary upwards, including adult groups. It enables students to investigate how much land and energy is used to make consumer goods by analysing all the stages in their production cycle.
A series of photocopiable resource books which aim to “improve awareness of today’s social issues”. Each one covers a variety of different opinions on the subject in question, drawing information from a wide range of sources.
This book looks behind some of the products we may take for granted, uncovering their impact on the workers involved in production and on the environment. It explores human rights, interdependence and sustainability in the context of world trade, and raises awareness of the complexities of fair trade.
TrueTube is a free online resource for schools providing a platform for debate on social, ethical and political issues. It is aimed at RE, PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 and 4. Short video clips encourage young people to think, discuss and enga
This is a high quality set of resource materials for 11-14 year olds that addresses a range of human rights issues such as violence (including bullying), equal opportunities, futures, access and disability. Students’ concerns are addressed in terms
This quarterly magazine from DFID is no longer published, but back issues from 2008 onwards are available as PDFs via the National Archive website. They provide useful background reading about key development ideas and themes.
This is a very good, well-produced, comprehensive, active learning resource for helping students to investigate interdependence and social justice. It is set within the island of Ireland and at the international scale.
A nicely presented pack about the justice issues involved in the banana trade. Includes information about where bananas come from, the conditions for workers, the position of trade unions, the use of pesticides, and the ‘race to the bottom’ as compan
This game is designed to help younger children to understand the difficulties of surviving in an economy where there is high unemployment and no social security. It also raises questions about power and the use of the world’s resources.