Surprising facts about Africa – challenging stereotypes

Surprising facts about Africa

Science and technology in Africa is an area which children in the UK tend to know very little about and so these facts and lesson plan help to address this. Even when we are familiar with African music, arts, or sport, we tend to hear very little about the use of certain innovations. These may […]

Get thinking global

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…

Textiles: Environmental Impacts

Filmed in Bangladesh and the UK, this DVD resource assesses the environmental impacts of the textile industry both here and abroad.

Ethical Textiles

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?

Rural Challenges: Case Studies from South India

This DVD resource visits several rural communities in the Tamil Nadu region of India to examine causes of poverty. These include: the role of land ownership, subsistence farming, the caste system, climate, globalisation, lack of access to services and the plight of women.

Emerging Superpower: Booming Bangalore

A great resource for the study of globalisation, this DVD takes the city of Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India, and asks what are the causes of its success – including the role of education, globalisation and government de-regulation?

Picture the Global Dimension

This is a classroom photo activity based on pictures chosen for the Global Wallplanner 2010-11. It can be adapted to suit all age groups and can relate to a variety of different subject areas – or could be used in tutor time or after-school clubs.