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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
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
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
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
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
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
World Food Day  - stories and activities
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World Food Day - stories and activities

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Learn about different strategies used to tackle hunger around the world through the stories of John, Kelvin and Mukta. All three children had at one time faced food insecurity and now share their stories via a colourful, picture-packed set of presentations and activities. To view the presentations and video which accompany these worksheets, visit: https://www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources/resource/world-food-day-teaching-resources
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
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
Chembakolli: Fairtrade
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Chembakolli: Fairtrade

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Discover how pure Nilgiri tea is harvested, produced and traded fairly in the remote Indian village of Chembakolli. This fantastic resource for Key Stage 2 classes also introduces primary pupils to the concept of Fairtrade and the work of international development charities. For more like this, visit: 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
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
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
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
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
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