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Primary ESD

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Another beautiful book by Jeannie Baker in the style of Window. This one is the view of a garden and inner city street as it changes over the years of a girls life. Very open-ended, this book will be useful for a wealth of discussion on community, citizenship, cities, growing up and the environment.
2004, Jeannie Baker

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
Nearly 150 years ago, Chief Seattle, a respected and peaceful leader of one of the Northwest Indian Nations, delivered a message to the government in Washington who wanted to buy his people's land. He believed that all life on earth, and the earth itself, is sacred.
1993, Chief Seattle

Chocolate Trade Game
This is a lively activity that simulate the experience of all those involved in chocolate production; from cocoa farmers in Ghana to shoppers in the UK. It helps the participants explore trade issues including:
• the impact of international trade on rich and poor countries
• how shopping habits affect farmers in southern countries
• how fair trade can help members and cooperatives in Ghana
2001, Christian Aid/Comic Relief

Clean Water - a right for all
Clean Water looks at access to clean water and water use in the UK and in a number of other countries where obtaining clean water can be more problematic. Activities help children explore the following topics: water in their daily lives; health; pollution; land erosion; the water cycle; purification; water and disasters.
1995, UNICEF

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Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish
One day, when Man had set out for a distant star, the dinosaurs came back to life and tidied up the barren wastes he had left behind him. Man was only allowed back when he agreed that the earth should be shared and enjoyed by everyone.
1993, Michael Foreman

Don’t Waste the World
The pack explores different issues to do with sustainable development. It helps the pupils to consider the contribution they can make towards ensuring the ability of our planet to sustain future generations.
2002, Aylesbury DEC

Global Footprints Cards
Global Steps is a card game consisting of 8 playing cards and one instruction card. Each playing card represents an area of consumption: energy, food, paper, travel, and so on. The game enables people to estimate their personal ecological footprint and explore their impact on the environment.
Best Foot Forward

Milo and the Magic Stones
On a small island in the middle of the sea, a mouse named Milo makes an extraordinary discovery - a magic, glowing stone hidden in a deep crevice. How will this discovery change the lives of Milo and the other mice? The reader must decide. Halfway through the story, the book splits into two sections, each offering a different ending. A thought-provoking story showing how the decisions we make about the environment today can help determine the future of our planet.
2004, Dorling Kindersley

Our Street, Our World
Through the exploration of an everyday street scene in the UK, the following key issues are covered: the built environment, water, transport, food and shopping, waste and recycling, and trees. Images and stories from India make global connections.
1997, WWF-UK

A Survival Pack for Future Citizens
This resource pack, for teachers of children aged 7-11, explores needs and wants for survival through the study of food, homes, sustainable development and refugees. It benefits from the use of local and global case studies and examines the need for sustainable development now and in the future.
2002, Cumbria DEC

FREE downloadable classroom activity

Peter’s Place
The images Foreman portrays create a lasting impression of the fragility of nature, matching Grindley's heartfelt story of an ecological disaster.
2001, Sally Grindley

Rescue Mission, Planet Earth
A sequel to Peace Child's highly successful Rescue Mission Planet Earth, this book looks at how far we have come since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Designed to inspire young people to meet the challenges of living sustainably, this attractively presented book contains information about a wide variety of topics connected with sustainable development.
2002, Peace Child International

This is the Tree
The ancient and curious baobab tree is the centre of this book about the wildlife of the wide African plain. Miriam Moss's poem combines with Adrienne Kennaway's artwork to trace activity around the culturally significant “upside down” tree throughout the day.
2001, Miriam Moss

Water Issues:Local and Global
A full colour resource that includes a set of sixteen A4 photographs, from different places all over the world, and practical ideas for using water issues as a way into exploring sustainable development. The materials were put together by a group of teachers who have found that water provides an excellent and tangible starting point for Key Stage 2 children to explore their world and its "everyday complexity".
2005, TIDE

For a FREE downloadable sample activity visit the TIDE website:

Citizenship for the Future: A Practical Classroom Guide
Built on two decades of innovative work carried out in schools, this is a clear and informative guide for teachers incorporating citizenship issues into their lessons. Part one features background information and curriculum contexts. The second, larger half of the book is full of classroom activities and photocopiable material to help children explore the issues around working towards a more sustainable future for the world. A valuable educational tool.
2000, WWF-UK

Climate Change Local and Global: An enquiry approach
This booklet takes a clear and imaginative look at climate change. Developed by teacher groups, it provides a framework for stimulating pupils to think about this complex issue and answers the questions it raises. Chapters cover what climate change is, why it matters and what we can do to minimise it, all interspersed with colourful photos, diagrams, and debate points.
2005, TIDE

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The Paper Bag Game New Ed
What would you do if you worked ten hours a day and still didn't have enough money to buy basics for your family? This popular and challenging simulation game has been updated with a new section on child labour. The game shows just how easy it is to work hard for a living and still stay poor.
2003, Christian Aid