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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
Blank newspaper front-page worksheet
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Blank newspaper front-page worksheet

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Encourage your young news-hounds to write up their biggest scoop with this blank newspaper front page template. It even includes a space for pupils to draw their own profile picture! Worksheets like this one are regularly used as part of our free resources on a variety of international development topics, from hunger to human rights. Check them our here: www.actionaid.org.uk/schools
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
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
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
Children in Conflict: Syria
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Children in Conflict: Syria

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As the number of people fleeing Syria to escape the civil war reaches two million, this teaching resource encourages pupils to compare and contrast their lives with that of Israa, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, living with her family in Zaatari Refugee Camp, northern Jordan. Pupils will find out what life was like for Israa before and after the civil war started and try to put themselves in her shoes by writing a newspaper article of blog post about her story. Suggested for KS2 Citizenship and English lessons. Also available to download is a classroom poster of Israa's story, in her own words. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up for our monthly schools resources email
Bangladesh Country Factsheet
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Bangladesh Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Bangladesh. 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
Living in a world of water - Creative writing task
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Living in a world of water - Creative writing task

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Part of our suite of resources on floods and climate change in Bangladesh "Living in a world of water". Pupils watch Prianka's remarkable story of river rescue whilst completing a comprehension worksheet. After, pupils write their own story: What would it be like if my home-town became a 'world of water'? In the teacher's resource there is included a follow-up swimming lesson too! You can watch Prianka's video and access other resources here: http://po.st/BGDFloods
Democratic Republic of Congo Country Factsheet
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Democratic Republic of Congo Country Factsheet

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This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Democratic Republic of Congo. 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
Lesotho country factsheet & poster
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Lesotho country factsheet & poster

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Learn about Lesotho with this classroom-friendly factsheet on 'The Kingdom in the sky'. Also included in A2 format for use as a poster. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up to receive our monthly schools resources email
Vera's Story
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Vera's Story

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Meet Vera, 13, who lives in a slum in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Find out what Vera's day-to-day life is like and what she thinks of the World Cup being hosted by her country. This KS2-5 case study class handout/poster introduces Vera and her family, tells her story in her own words and gives a selection of facts about Brazil. The PDF has been designed to be printed as an A2 class poster, but can be printed as A4 handouts. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up for our monthly schools resources email
Refugees: In their own words
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Refugees: In their own words

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Three stories of refugees in their own words. Siba, Narges and Ryad talk about their journeys as well as the circumstances that led to them fleeing their home countries. For more free resources please visit: www.actionaid.org.uk/schools
Story Map Worksheet
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Story Map Worksheet

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A worksheet to help your class map any story including the characters, setting, events, problems and resolutions. Great for literacy and English lessons. Originally designed to work with our free resources on the refugee crisis: http://po.st/RefugeeResources
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
Fearless women, inspirational leaders - assembly & stories
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Fearless women, inspirational leaders - assembly & stories

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Inspire your school with stories from four fearless women who became inspirational leaders. Use this KS3 and KS4 resource as an assembly or in a citizenship class as a discussion starter on the issue of women's rights. Also included is a link to our crowd-sourced poem on violence against women. Get your class to add a line to the poem and add their voices against violence. Check out our other resources at: www.actionaid.org.uk/schools
Thais' Story
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Thais' Story

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Meet Thais who lives in Brazil. This KS2-5 case study class handout/poster introduces Thais, tells her story in her own words and gives a selection of facts about Brazil. The PDF has been designed to be printed as an A2 class poster, but can be printed as A4 handouts. Go to www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources to sign up for 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
School Run! - an educational board game
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School Run! - an educational board game

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Help four children to navigate the board, collecting the items they need to get to school in our educational board game "School Run!" Designed for KS2 classes, this free children's board game can be used in class or at home. For more resources like this, please visit: www.actionaid.org.uk/schools