Reel Lives Kolkata

This DVD pack has several films about life in Kolkata, India. The films show the lives of two children growing up in Kolkata: Sagari who is 12, and Liril who is 11. There are also short films about Hinduism, transport, the silk industry, and clips of children asking questions of those watching the film.

This is Our House

In this tender view of urban childhood, George learns that letting people into his playhouse is much more fun than keeping them out.
George says the cardboard house is his and his alone. It isn’t for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses,

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

The Day of Ahmed’s Secret

This beautifully illustrated storybook introduces the boy Ahmed, who sells butane gas in Cairo. The story tells of his day travelling through the busy markets and city streets, and describes all the interesting people he meets.

Young Lives, Global Goals

This extensive Geography pack from Save the Children includes a 40-minute video, a poster, 16 photo cards and a teacher’s book with extensive notes and 20 teaching activities. It looks at the Millennium Development Goals, through the lives of eight children living in Peru, Ethiopia, Vietnam and India.

Developments Magazine

This quarterly magazine from DFID is no longer published, but back issues from 2008 onwards are available as PDFs via the National Archive website. They provide useful background reading about key development ideas and themes.

Cities and Citizenship

This highly practical resource includes a variety of lively classroom activities for Citizenship teaching and learning.
It is divided into four sections: Setting the Context; Stimulating Ideas; Citizenship in Action; and Moving Forward.

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.

Development Compass Rose

The aim of this pack is to introduce teachers to the Development Compass Rose, a teaching concept that provides a framework within which participants can raise questions on development issues.