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Craven DEC has an extensive collection of books, photopacks, artefacts, videos, games, posters, DVD’s and leaflets on a wide range of global issues and campaigns. We also have information about many of the local, national and international non-governmental organisations and voluntary work opportunities overseas.
Schools in Craven are entitled to borrow resources free of charge for up to a term. Please arrange collection and return of resources with the Resource Centre Coordinator, Liz Roodhouse Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring mobile 07810 200202.
Please download the resource request form and think ahead to avoid disappointment.
We have key resources for the following themes:
Members of Craven DEC may loan items and or boxes from our artefact collections.
Artefact collections typically include musical instruments, clothes, textiles, jewellery and much more.
Craven schools may loan items and or boxes from our collections, free of charge. Schools outside Craven in neighbouring Harrogate and Bradford districts may borrow resources but a voluntary contribution is expected. Artefact collections typically include musical instruments, clothes, textiles, jewellery and much more.
Simulation games are an excellent way to engage even the most reluctant of learners and develop a range of skills, e.g. teamwork, negotiation, decision-making and numeracy. They are always fun ways of learning which are memorable and provoke insightful observations from children of all ages. Craven DEC has copies of the following simulation games which schools may loan. We recommend all of them without reservation.
An absorbing game for KS2 and above that involves the students working (noisily!) in five groups with each group taking on the role of someone in the banana chain, e.g. a banana plantation worker, a shipper. Each group has to decide how much they think they should get from the sale of a banana and then negotiate to reach an amount to match up with the actual cost of a banana. After revealing the reality of ‘who gets what’ from the sale of bananas a discussion about fairtrade bananas can easily follow.
Downloaded from: www.cafod.org.uk
Includes very attractive and colourful illustrations.
A fun role-play game that supports the teaching of Fairtrade, social justice and interdependence in KS2 and KS3.
£5.00 Reading International Solidarity Centre www.risc.org.uk/shop
This is a simple simulation to teach younger children about poverty, unfairness and inequality. Everything you need can be downloaded from www.christianaid.org.uk and includes an excellent interactive power point presentation which engages the children immediately. It is suitable for KS2 and above.
This is an engaging and interactive geography role play that supports students in exploring how sustainable living can help fight poverty in the majority world. Players aged from 7 to 14 can simulate growing crops, selling the produce and negotiating with market traders; by recording what happens and their feelings, they will increase their understanding of the benefits of sustainable development and reconsider their own lifestyle.
Available to download from Christian Aid.
This game was devised by the Centre for Leeds University Centre for African Studies for Yr 5 children and includes a Power Point introduction. Players take on roles which show what happens to cotton in the production of a pair of jeans. Each group has to decide what they consider to be a fair price for the work they do and negotiate until they arrive at the average price for a pair of jeans - £24. The cotton producer gets the least amount and this can lead into a discussion on fair trade and reflections on what a producer would get if the jeans only cost considerably less than £24.
A full resource pack is available as a Zip folder, which includes a PowerPoint presentation and lesson plan. Please contact Liz Roodhouse to request this resource.
Trace the journey of the cocoa bean from tree to chocolate bar and discover along the way the difficulties workers in the chocolate trade face.
This popular game looks at the experiences of Ghanaian cocoa farmers in the cocoa trading chain. It highlights the role of international trade in the manufacture and marketing of chocolate and the way that the trading system affects the lives and livelihoods of the farmers. It also looks at how a cocoa farmers' cooperative in Ghana is working to improve conditions for its members through fairtrade.
Introductory activities, role play templates and teacher instructions are available to download from the Christian Aid website.
This is a role-playing game that allows students aged 13 and above to understand how coffee is grown and produced, and explore why the growers receive so little. It helps students develop critical thinking and discussion skills and includes background information, a quiz and case studies from Uganda.
More information is available by clicking here.
This imaginative role-play includes activities and discussions, which enable students aged 13+ to understand why workers in the sportswear industry are denied their basic rights – and consider how to stop worker exploitation. A 15 minute assembly plan introducing the life of a 25 year old sweatshop worker in a sportswear factory in Cambodia is available on the Oxfam website. Pupils will learn about:
The teachers' script and PowerPoint slideshow could be used to introduce topic work around globalisation.
Available from Craven DEC at £2.00 plus p&p.
This is a game for older students [16+] to explore how international trade rules are widening the gap between rich and poor. The trading game helps to show how trade affects the prosperity of the country both positively and negatively. It’s a fun and exciting introduction to the issues of trade, providing a simple outline of some complex relationships. All you need to play the game can be downloaded here.
£5.60 from Christian Aid and from Oxfam Resources for schools catalogue. We recommend the OXFAM Resources for schools catalogue as it provides a very comprehensive collection of Global Education resources. Copies of the latest catalogue are available from us or www.oxfam.org.uk/education
The aim of this game is to help the players understand how it is still possible to be poor even if you work hard for a living. The game is suitable for those aged 13 and upwards and needs a minimum of 16 people but not more than 40. It is based on the experiences of a youth worker living in Peru. In family groups the players:
All you need to play the game can be downloaded here.
This is a new song and teaching pack by Skipton author and Headteacher of primary schools in Lancashire and North Yorkshire for 20 years, Brian Beresford, entitled ‘Let’s Stand up’. It includes teaching plans around Diversity in Identity and links to history and geography as well as art, music, numeracy and literacy. It’s a cross-curricular approach that is directly linked to the song and can be adapted for many age groups. For more information please visit www.onemoretime.biz.
This is a great new resource from Action Aid called ‘Just Eat it! Bin World Hunger not your food.’ It’s for KS2 Geography and PHSE/Citizenship. It’s free from Action Aid and contains a DVD-Rom, set of 18 photo cards with real life stories and a Teachers’ booklet. The DVD-Rom has images, a song and adaptable digital resources. The whole package investigates hunger and food sustainability.
Visit the Action Aid website by clicking here.
Comprehensive teaching plans on CD covering all areas of learning; development matters, activity ideas and good practice; observations with recycling and environmental links to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Perfect for schools working towards Eco-Schools awards.
Available from Craven DEC £10 including p&p.
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