Millenium Development Goals

Aims to halve extreme poverty; ensure environmental sustainability; reduce child mortality...


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A collection of country-by-country 'scorecards' assessing individual nations' performance on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger (MDG 1). It claims that global hunger in 2009 was at the same level as in 1990, and that China's tremendous gains are masking the fact that the rest of the world is "going backwards on hunger".
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Bring on the World! Bring on the World!

A week of activities about the World Cup, world trade, and football, for KS-2.

Bring on the World! explores the 2006 World Cup, from the countries taking part in the competition to the trade issues behind the sporting glamour.

Using the World Cup as a starting point, pupils focus on three themes throughout the week: competition, teamwork and thinking skills. They also have the opportunity to develop their research skills while studying some of the countries involved in the World Cup finals.

You can pick and choose from the activities to create a tailored scheme of work around global football themes. Lessons are suitable for Geography, English Speaking and Listening, ICT, Maths, Citizenship, Art, Design and Technology, and PE.

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Change the World in Eight Steps Change the World in Eight Steps

Explore the Millennium Development Goals through posters and activities. For use with KS2-3.

Updated for 2010, this resource uses posters and activities to introduce children to the Millennium Development Goals. Each poster covers a theme (and a Goal), with a vibrant image for display and discussion. Each poster also includes background information, case studies, and lesson plans.

Themes such as reducing poverty, educating children, fighting disease, and cleaning up the environment are all covered. The countries profiled by each poster include: Peru, Mali, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Thailand, Haiti plus a final case study on the G8.

It delivers elements of Literacy, Citizenship, PSHE, PSE, and develops thinking skills, empathy, and communication skills, as well as allowing pupils to practice problem solving, and working with others.
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Energy and the Millenium Development Goals Energy and the Millenium Development Goals

Access to energy in developing countries is vital if we are to achieve the 8 Millennium Development  Goals (MDGs)  by 2015.  This resource comprises of a PowerPoint  presentation then  a short activity to  confirm students understanding of how the two are linked.

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G8 Italia 2009 G8 Italia 2009

In July 2009, leaders of the G8 countries held their annual summit in Italy.  The global economic situation was uppermost in their minds but they had other big issues on the agenda too – not least their commitments to tackle poverty and to improve the quality of life for the world’s poorest people.

The G8 summit presents a great opportunity to engage pupils with these issues and questions of power, decision-making and inequality at the global level.

Oxfam have produced a range of teaching and learning activities. Read the introductory document to learn more.

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