This short film follows two children in Bangladesh and England, during the course of a day. They get up, go to school, help around the house, eat and pray. The film highlights issues around food, water, religion and the environment to help stimulate classroom discussion.
This colourful book from CAFOD is aimed at Early Years and Key Stage 1 (ages 4-7). It follows a typical day in the life of Bangladeshi schoolboy Musa. With colourful images, the story looks at the beauty and vibrancy of life in Bangladesh.
This website aims to bring documentaries into UK secondary schools. It features clips from a range of excellent documentary films exploring many different social and global issues. There are detailed lesson plans accompanying the clips
Letterbox Library is a not-for-profit social enterprise and co-operative that has been running for nearly 30 years and specialises in multicultural and inclusive children’s books. Their books are sourced from a range of UK and overseas publishers and
A beautiful, vibrant story following 15 different children from around the world through a 24 hour period. Readers find out all about their different families, homes, schools, meals and much more. They also discover how time zones work, and what’s happening on one side of the world while the other side sleeps.
This box of ‘big question’ cards can be used to provide prompts for a meaningful, stimulating and positive conversation about the ‘bigger picture’ in life. The cards can help children and young people understand their views about life, school and people important to them, which is enlightening for the facilitators too.
A collection of three lessons that explore comparisons between the UK and Kenya, basic needs (and wants) and different ways to help people in Africa. These lessons are all written for the Geography and Citizenship curriculum – living in a diverse world.
One in eight children in the UK speaks a language other than English as their first language. This website is a growing collection of short stories, both new and traditional, from all around the world. The stories are available in English, plus their
Raya is a little girl living in California. As she plays with her new globe a friend asks her: ‘Where are you from?’ Raya has Palestinian parents, she was born in the Lebanon, brought up in Dubai and now lives in America, so how does she answer that question?
According to new research by Ipsos MORI for UNICEF UK