Practical Action schools website

Practical Action schools website

The Practical Action website provides teaching resources with a global element for both primary and secondary levels (Key Stages 2 to 5). The website provides a range of free resources to support the teaching of science and design and technology in a global context.

Global Issues 1

This is the first in a series of five write-in project organizers, one for each year of the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme (which covers ages 11-16). It contains six units, each with a different theme drawn from the UN Millenniu

Makutano Junction

Makutano Junction

Makutano Junction is a Kenyan-produced TV soap opera which aims to entertain and educate English-speaking African audiences. These teaching materials are based around the series. Issues include social justice, human rights, youth and relationships,


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

AIDS and HIV facts from

This site calls itself “the world’s most popular AIDS website”. It has detailed country information about AIDS and HIV around the world. It includes advice and background information for teachers on addressing the issues of HIV/AIDS in the classroom

Practical Action technical briefs

Practical Action technical briefs

Technical briefs are documents produced by Practical Action which are freely available to people in the developing world. They provide detailed technical information on a variety of subjects ranging from how to make jams and pickles to how to build a flood-proof house or an aerial ropeway.

Positively Global

These books are suitable for work in many subject areas of secondary teaching, and could also be used to support a link with a school in a developing country. The activities in the teaching booklets include lots of interactive ideas,

Waking Up

This book introduces the topic of sustainable development through looking at plants in everyday products. It takes every-day items (soap, shampoo, breakfast cereals, etc), looks at the plant products they contain (eg: aloe vera, palm oil, sugar) and considers sustainability issues surrounding them.

Global Education website

This website from AusAid (the Australian government’s aid department), provides lots of background information about global issues and suggestions for exploring these in class. It also suggests a variety of teaching activities exploring global

Change the World in Eight Steps

This excellent set of posters from Oxfam introduces the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals to pupils aged 7 to 14. Issues covered in the pack include: trade, aid, and debt; education; environment; HIV/AIDS; poverty and hunger; and