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WaterAid November 8, 2010

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The WaterAid website features several different modules linked to PSHE and geography. There are activities, slideshows and other resources on the topics of handwashing, water around the world, healthy living and toilets.

[Link updated 29/4/2015]

Textease World Cup 2010 June 6, 2010

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Lightbox Education have produced this collection of resources linked to the 2010 Fifa World Cup in Textease format. There is a database (with information on the participating countries), maths & geography activities and spreadsheets for recording the results of the group stage matches.

Earth Day Lessons March 26, 2010

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This page on the Healthy Planet website has a collection of lesson plans, for years 1 to 6, designed to promote awareness of environmental issues. Although they’ve been specifically produced for use around Earth Day (April 21st) the ideas could easily be used at any time of the year.

Bottle2Bottle Recycling Loop January 18, 2010

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The Education Zone of milk bottle manufacturer Nampack Plastics‘ website Bottle2Bottle contains an interesting and useful recycling loop. You can follow the production of a bottle of milk and view videos that show how recycled plastic  is used to manufacture new containers.

Christian Aid Resources September 30, 2009

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(Primary Teaching Resources)
The Christian Aid Learn website contains a large number of resources for primary school teachers. There are multi-faith assemblies on a variety of topics, classroom activities, simulation games as well as several micro-sites for students focussing on global environment and citizenship issues.

Wild Over Waterways September 14, 2009

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This site, from British Waterways,  has been designed to help teachers, students and their families safely explore the canals, rivers and waterways of Britain. There are downloadable topic packs, fact files, trails and other teaching resources as well as interactive safety challenges for pupils.

Visual Geography March 13, 2008

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Boris Kester and Nana Bjørnlund have put together this great geography website which collects together stunning photographs, useful images and other information about countries all over the world.

Nana writes:

We have created a site with thousands of pictures from more than 85 countries in the world. The site is meant as a tool for teachers and students, and anyone else who is interested in learning about the world via our visual material and written text. Our images are made easy to use by being divided into categories such as people, houses, transportation, food, and much more. Other educational features on our site are quizzes, images of flags, maps, language samples, images of currencies and other information. We hope you will find our site useful, and if you have suggestions or picture/text contributions (e.g. as part of a school project) let us know, and we will get back to you. We will gladly receive your feedback.

Send a Cow January 8, 2008

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Send a Cow is a charity that provides livestock and training to poor families in Africa. Their Cowfiles.com website contains lesson plans, ideas and teaching resources. There is lots of general material on Africa and African life as well as a whole section with activities themed around growing plants.

You may also like to check out SAC’s main site and their award winning children’s website Cowforce.

Moving Here November 7, 2007

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There is a huge amount of interesting material on this site. As the blurb says…

Moving Here explores, records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.

Primary teachers will find the sections linked to topics The Victorians and Britain Since 1948 very useful for incorporating the theme of migration into history lessons.

Oxfam Education September 14, 2007

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Oxfam’s Cool Planet for teachers has been relaunched as Oxfam Education. They’ve given the website a fresh new look and new search options to make it even easier for teachers to find everything they need to take a global approach across the curriculum.

Oxfam Education offers a huge range of free, easy to use resources to help bring the global dimension to life in the classroom.

It helps teachers deliver education that empowers young people to understand their world and make a difference in it.

The website features inspiring assemblies, lesson plans and ideas for teaching across the curriculum. Teachers can also access the latest advice and support for tackling complex global issues that affect pupils’ lives.