Dollar Street

Dollar Street

This fantastic online photo-resource features photos from over 240 families living in 50 countries around the world. The site arranges them all on a street called Dollar Street, in order of their monthly income. Select from 100 topics to compare photos showing aspects of everyday life, often surprisingly similar for people on the same income level across cultures and continents.

African Farmer Game

African Farmer is a free, open source online game that simulates the complex decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale farmers living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A sensory journey through India

Sensory journey through India

Through ActionAid’s multimedia resource for Key Stages 1 and 2 you can experience the sights and sounds of an Indian rush hour and bask in the still, natural serenity of the Indian countryside, all from the comfort of your classroom. Take your pupils on an unforgettable journey with videos, photos and activities designed to showcase the beauty, intensity and sometimes harsh reality of life in India.

Nepal: Food for Thought, School Meals

This film with supporting teaching ideas is produced by the British Council. It helps primary pupils to find out how the provision of school dinners impacts children in rural Nepal by meeting some of the pupils at Sri Sitaram Primary School.

Kenya: Young Women’s Chances in Education

In this BBC/British Council film with teaching activities, the Head Girl of Bedford Academy travels to their twin school, Bishop Okiring Secondary School in Kenya, to find out more about what life is like for girls in the school.

Kenya: Getting to School by Foot

A short film with teaching activities produced by the British Council. Children talk about their journey to school in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Kenya; the roads, their daily lives, and their hopes for the future.

India: The Village Computer

These short films with accompanying teaching activities have been produced by the British Council. They show how the residents of Gurjolia, West Bengal responded to the installation of a village computer.

Brazil

This module comprises six lessons (half a term’s work) focusing on Brazil. Throughout the unit pupils are encouraged to compare the geography of Brazil to that of the UK.