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Inspection Boxes

Secondary ESD

ESD Guidance Document pdf - 83kb

Change the World in 8 steps
This pack of nine full colour posters is designed to introduce pupils to the eight Millennium Development Goals. Each A2 poster provokes discussion of the goals through photographs, quotations, and case studies. Issues covered in the pack include: trade, aid and debt; education; environment; HIV/AIDS; poverty and hunger; gender. Each poster has a set of teachers' notes and activities on the reverse.
2005, Oxfam

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Dealing with Disasters
Including case studies and focusing particularly on flooding in Bangladesh, this text gives background information on earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and famine. It provides answers to why disasters happen, how they can be prevented and what can be done to help.
2000, Oxfam

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Exploring Our World
Exploring Our World provides students with geographical knowledge, and opportunities to develop their understanding of issues of inequality and social injustice at local and global levels. It covers topics such as sustainable development, trade, child work, debt and refugees.
2001,One World Centre

Get Global
Get Global is a guide for teachers of 11-16 year olds on how to facilitate and assess active global citizenship. It provides a structure for students to manage their own learning: from thinking about issues that are important to them, planning and participating in action, to reflecting on their performance.
2003, Action Aid

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Growing Bananas
Grow bananas from scrap paper and discover how difficult life can be for banana growers in the Caribbean – and how Fairtrade can give them a better deal. A whole class trading game with background information including photos of the production process.
2005, RISC

Looking Behind the Logo
Looking Behind the Logo is a role-play activity which contrasts the Olympian ethos of fair play with the unfair conditions endured by sportswear workers in many countries. Participants put themselves in the position of people in the global supply chain, connecting shop shelf and factory floor, and consider what can be done to ensure that factory workers are not exploited in the race to fill shelves with the latest fashions.
2004, Oxfam

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Out of the Bin
This well researched and accessible pack is an invaluable source of information and activities around the issue of waste. It includes; discussion of issues of sustainability; positive focus on Southern attitudes to waste and ways of living sustainably; a section on action for change.
2001, Aylesbury DEC

The Computer Game
This simulation gives a sense of what life is like for the workers in Mexican computer assembly plants supplying trans-national corporations like Dell and IBM. It helps players empathise with the degrading treatment of the workers, and introduces some of the broader implications of globalisation.
2004, CAFOD

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. Part two is full of classroom activities and photocopiable material to help children explore the issues around working towards a more sustainable future for the world.
2000, WWF-UK

Positively Global
A series of booklets that explore globalization and are designed to stimulate
discussion about the global processes that affect the lives of people in Britain and the world. They encourage pupils to think about how global issues relate to international corporations and national governments - and how young people can respond.
2005, Leeds DEC

Free downloadable classroom activity

Sustainable Human Development
This colourful and accessible reference book is based on UN human development reports (1990-2000), which have been adapted for young people. It covers areas including inequality, consumption, population, human rights and peace, and illustrates the findings of the reports with graphs, flags, pictures, quotations, maps and even poems.
2002, Evans Brothers

The Challenge of Globalisation
Provides a framework through which young people can gain an understanding of the
complex issue of globalization. It explores not only the economic and geographical
aspects of globalization but also the moral and ethical debates which concern young people's lives.
2003, Oxfam

The Trading Game
This popular simulation game on international trade has recently been updated with case studies. It helps players understand the trading systems that increase the gap between rich and poor countries,
2003, Christian Aid

Thinking about Disasters
This resource, including video, teachers' notes and student worksheets, enables 14 to 16-year-olds to explore the images and attitudes we have of disasters. The video and related teaching activities investigate the impact of disasters and people's responses to them. It relates to the following areas of the curriculum:
• RE - core and examination work
• GCSE geography - course work
• Key stages 3 and 4 citizenship and PSHE
• GCSE media studies - course work
Christian Aid

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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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Trash: On ragpicker children and recycling
A timeless and unusual book, this tells the engaging story of an Indian boy who has run away from his village and begins ragpicking. Interspersed with fact boxes and discussion points, the book introduces development issues - such as child labour, lifestyles, and waste - within the context of the story. Beautiful colour photo-collage illustrations complete this thoughtprovoking and enjoyable read.
2005, Gita Wolf

21st Century Debates: Climate Change
What is climate and how can climate change affect our lives? From floods and droughts to the spread of malaria, food shortage and sea-level rises, Climate Change looks at what scientists have discovered in the last fifty years and the different arguments about the future. It asks whether changes in climate are a result of human activities or if they are the result of a natural longterm cycle. Opposing viewpoints are given throughout to provide opportunities for discussion and debate.
2004, Simon Scoones