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ActionAid creates free education resources using the pictures and stories from our 45 country programmes around the world.

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ActionAid creates free education resources using the pictures and stories from our 45 country programmes around the world.
Life and change in Rio and the rainforest (KS2)
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Life and change in Rio and the rainforest (KS2)

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Explore Brazil: the largest country in South America with our bank of curriculum-linked resources. Meet the people of Rio, discover the role of the Amazon rainforest in our climate, and explore the complexities of deforestation. Packed with factsheets, stunning photopacks and a variety of activities. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
The refugee crisis - stories and literacy worksheets
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The refugee crisis - stories and literacy worksheets

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Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: How is life different for child refugees? And, if you were a refugee, what would you take with you? To view our other resources on a variety of topics, please visit: https://www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources
India Country Factsheet
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India Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on India. Includes a map and key country information, as well as the big issues the country faces. Can be used as an A4 handout or larger printed poster. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
Nigeria Country Factsheet
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Nigeria Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Nigeria. Includes a map and key country information, as well as the big issues the country faces. Can be used as an A4 handout or larger printed poster. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
FGM - Female Genital Mutilation
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FGM - Female Genital Mutilation

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Female genital mutilation is often shrouded in secrecy and may feel like a difficult and sensitive topic to tackle in the classroom. These resources focus on dispelling myths around female genital mutilation and on the powerful stories of girls, women and men who have been affected by this practise and are working to eradicate it. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up for our monthly schools resources email
Explore rural and urban India: A sensory journey
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Explore rural and urban India: A sensory journey

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Compare the bustling urban metropolis of Bangalore and the rural town of Gudalur with this set of photographs and videos. This multimedia resource can be used in English or geography lessons and is adaptable for KS1 or KS2 classes. Experience the sights and sounds of an Indian rush hour and bask in the still, natural serenity of the Indian countryside, all from the comfort of your classroom. Take your pupils on an unforgettable journey with videos, photos and activities designed to showcase the beauty, intensity and the sometimes harsh reality of life in India. To watch the videos mentioned in this pack for free, visit: http://www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources/slideshow/8638
A childhood in one of Brazil's most dangerous slums
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A childhood in one of Brazil's most dangerous slums

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Find out what life is like for eight-year-old twins Samir and Samira, growing up in one of the country's most dangerous favelas. Follow the twins as they share a day in their lives with supporting activities which encourage pupils to explore the similarities and differences between growing up in Maré favela, Brazil and in the UK. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up for our monthly schools resources email
Kenya Country Factsheet
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Kenya Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Kenya. Includes a map and key country information, as well as the big issues the country faces. Also links with our FGM resources. Can be used as an A4 handout or larger printed poster. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
Brazil Country Factsheet
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Brazil Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Brazil. Includes a map and key country information, as well as the big issues the country faces. Also links with our Explore Brazil resources. Can be used as an A4 handout or larger printed poster. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
Chembakolli: School
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Chembakolli: School

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Discover day-to-day life at Vidyodaya School, near Chembakolli in southern India. Key Stage 2 classes will discover a typical day at the school including lessons, playtime, and even what the children have in their lunch boxes. For more like this, visit: www.actionaid.org.uk/schools
Afghanistan Country Factsheet
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Afghanistan Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Afghanistan. Includes a map and key country information, as well as the big issues the country faces. Also links in with our Real life stories resources. Can be used as an A4 handout or larger printed poster. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
Welcome to Brazil! quiz
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Welcome to Brazil! quiz

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Do your pupils know their olás from their tchaus? How much do they think the World Cup has cost to host? All will be revealed in our fun PowerPoint quiz designed to introduce pupils to the country of Brazil. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up for our monthly schools resources email
Sierra Leone Country Factsheet
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Sierra Leone Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Sierra Leone. Includes a map and key country information, as well as the big issues the country faces. Also links in with our Exploring water resources. Can be used as an A4 handout or larger printed poster. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
Drought worksheets, posters and 360° photo
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Drought worksheets, posters and 360° photo

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12-year-old Daeka has taken an incredible 360 degree photo to show the effects of drought in her village in east Africa. To complement her photo, we've created two colourful posters, an incredible slideshow and worksheets with primary literacy outcomes. You can view the 360 degree photo which accompanies this resource here: http://po.st/Drought360