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At home in the country

What is the best thing about living on a farm out in the countryside? What is the worst? How does where you live make you the person you are today? Listen to Jane Gould from Boort, finalist of the 2012 Heywire storytelling competition for young people, talk of the connectedness she feels to the land on which she lives.

Teacher resource

Development and health - teacher resource

This teaching sequence provides activities for students that link to a range of online resources, particularly the BBC website Development and health. It assists teachers to use particular websites and online tools that underpin learning and lines of inquiry. Students develop an understanding of the different dimensions ...

Teacher resource

Liveability and sustainable living - teacher resource

This resource for teachers is a series of 12 activities in three parts that can be used to support the year 7 geography unit, Place and liveability. Each part includes several detailed activities relevant to exploring different aspects of liveability. These include: investigating local qualities of liveability, making comparisons ...

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Sunday trading: two points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

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Sunday trading: three points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

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Sunday trading: three points of view [ESL]

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

Interactive resource

Sunday trading: two points of view [ESL]

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing shops to trade on Sundays in a small coastal town. Review opposing points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from a consultant and local residents such as a fisherman and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of personal and social ...

Teacher resource

Molly's world

This is a four-page PDF lesson plan created by the World Food Programme for International Women's Day. It explores the influences and challenges facing girls across the globe through a series of videos taken by a 13-year-old girl, Molly, about her life in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Students use her videos and other ...

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Hunger

This is a multilayered web page series produced by the World Food Programme (WFP) and focusing on the issue of hunger across the world. The front page provides a definition of world hunger that refers to the Millennium Development Goals. Further information pages include 'What is hunger?' 'Who are the hungry?' 'What causes ...

Interactive Resource

Gapminder world

This is an interactive resource featuring an animated scatter plot displaying the development of over 200 countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for two variables, the default being income per person and life expectancy, with population size represented by the size of the plotted points (bubbles). The graph has a ...

Teacher resource

Teacher's guide: 200 years that changed the world

This is a teacher resource explaining how to use an animated scatter plot from Gapminder world in the context of a presentation to students about global development over the past 200 years. The resource consists of a step-by-step guide to making effective use of the scatter plot, which represents the development in wealth ...

Interactive Resource

Dollar street

This is an interactive resource about the different standards of living of people at different levels of wealth. It shows a street containing photo-panoramas from households at different income levels in Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda. The user can choose the level of income ranging from $1-2 per day to over $100 per ...

Teacher resource

Teacher's guide: global development quiz

This is a teacher resource with a downloadable guide describing a number of quizzes based on Gapminder world for use with a computer and projector in a whole-class situation. Each quiz is based on an animated scatter plot and requires students to compare the development of countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for ...

Dataset

Data in Gapminder world

This resource is a dataset providing data for a number of indicators of development over time for more than 200 countries. The indicators fall into the following categories: population, health, economy, environment, work, infrastructure, energy and education, with over 500 sets of data in total. Each set of data can be ...

Teacher resource

Life expectancy PowerPoint

This teacher resource is a PowerPoint presentation designed to address common student misunderstandings about life expectancy. It emphasises that life expectancy is an average, that most people live for much longer or shorter than their life expectancy and that, when life expectancy is low, it is mostly because of a very ...

Teacher resource

Gapminder card game

This teacher resource consists of a guide for using a card game based on Gapminder world to encourage students to consider the inequalities between countries and to challenge their preconceived ideas about the world. The downloadable PDF contains printable country cards and the Gapminder world map graph - a scatter plot ...

Teacher resource

MDG 4: reducing child mortality

This teacher resource is a step-through Flash presentation about the 4th Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This goal, known as MDG 4, is about reducing child mortality, with the target of reducing the under-five years old mortality rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015, which ...

Interactive Resource

Has the world become a better place?

This interactive resource is a Flash presentation with voice-over that considers whether conditions have improved in developing countries since 1962. The presentation uses an animated scatter plot showing fertility rate and child mortality for all countries from 1962 to 2003 and compares industrialised countries with developing ...

Dataset

Gapminder HIV chart

This resource is a scatter plot designed for print in the form of a downloadable PDF. The scatter plot shows the percentage of adults between 15 and 49 years of age who are infected with HIV vs income per person for about 200 countries. The size of the points (bubbles) for each country in the chart represents the number ...

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Sovan Goldstraw

This is a page on the NSW Migration Heritage website that contains the detailed biography of a Cambodian refugee, Sovan Goldstraw. Through the use of historical timelines, a written memoir, personal photographs and recorded video interviews, Sovan recalls her migration story after she was displaced from Cambodia to Australia ...