Lessons in sustainability

An excellent resource book compiled by teachers from the West Midlands for teaching and learning about sustainable development issues. It was produced in the context of the World Summit on sustainable development in Johannesburg (2002) and highlights

One Child One Seed

A bright counting book with clear and large colourful photographs. The numbers 1-10 refer to the number of people or items on each page. It tells the story of how one pumpkin seed is looked after and grows into a pumpkin.

Exploring Our World

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.

W is for World: Around the world ABC

This ’round the world’ alphabet book covers more than 20 countries from Senegal to Nepal. It is an alphabet book of people, cultures and customs. It tells about the homes we live in, the kinds of food we eat, the clothes we wear and the families we live with.

Around the Garden in 80 Ways

This handbook looks at ways of using plants to raise development issues. It is an excellent resource for teachers wishing to link classroom work with visits to Botanic Gardens and other plant collections.

Homebeats: Struggles for Racial Justice

This is a really excellent and innovative anti-racist and interactive resource of value in any secondary school or other youth/community setting. It is organised in five main interlinked sections: images, memories, people, places (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, USA and eight key locations in the UK), and visions.