World Cities Day

These resources were produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, to assist teachers with lesson planning for World Cities Day.

Climate Change in Urban Areas: Bangladesh Case Study

This detailed resource from the University of Manchester investigates the impact of climate change on urban areas, focusing on the real-life stories of families living in informal settlements in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.

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.

One Planet City: what makes a brilliant city?

This resource helps schools benefit from lessons learned during one city’s journey towards sustainability. It brings to life the concept of ‘people living happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet’ through fun activities

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.

Brazil: Business Innovation, Favela Tourism

This is a short film with accompanying teaching activities, produced by the British Council. In it we meet a young entrepreneur from Brazil’s favelas and see how life is changing in Rio de Janeiro in the build-up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic

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.

Photos for Enquiry

The GA has made available a range of high quality images that can be used in the classroom at all levels to stimulate enquiry among students into a variety of human and physical geographical topics…