Free teaching resources: KS2

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Go bananas! Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

Did you know, bananas are the world's most popular fruit? This Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February - 9 March) find out how supermarket pricing is trapping banana growers and their families in a cycle of poverty before pupils complete an action tree to encourage friends and family to eat more fairtrade bananas. Suitable for KS1, KS2 and KS3.

By Vaila McClure
04/02/2014 1.52 MB zip

Chembakolli toys and games

Use this KS2 PowerPoint to learn about some toys used and games played by young people in Adivasi communities in the Nilgiri district of south India (where the village of Chembakolli is located).  

By Liz Newbon
08/01/2014 2.42 MB ppt

Ashwathi's Story

Meet 9-year-old Ashwathi from India and find out what her daily life is like as well as what she wants to be when she grows up. This KS2-5 case study class handout/poster introduces Ashwathi and her family, tells her story in her own words and gives a selection of facts about India. The PDF has been designed to be printed as an A2 class poster, but can be printed as A4 handouts.

By Vaila McClure
02/12/2013 2.6 MB pdf

Biscuit recipes

Organise a bake sale using our two biscuit recipes and raise funds for ActionAid!  Choose from 'Honey and Cinammon' and 'Rosewater'.

By Vaila McClure
27/11/2013 282.64 KB pdf

Christmas card templates 2013

Celebrate Christmas and raise money for ActionAid at the same time with our two Christmas card templates. One has a peacock design for your pupils to decorate whilst the other is blank for pupils to add their own design to. To make up the cards, print onto A4 paper and then fold in half and then half again.Suitable for KS1, KS2, KS3.

By Vaila McClure
27/11/2013 431.11 KB zip

Bananas make good plates - food sustainability in Chembakolli

Find out why ‘Bananas make good plates’ by downloading this KS2 Chembakolli PowerPoint with teacher's notes, lesson plan, activity sheet and templates. Explore different foods grown in Chembakolli, why we should cut down on food waste and how to make the best from our food crops. (Published June 2013).

By Vaila McClure
29/05/2013 14.8 MB zip

World Food Day 2012 - KS2

Who produces food in Africa and Asia? Find out about the lives of Reuben, Mariam and Mukta and how their families are coping with food shortages.

By ActionAid
18/09/2012 5.2 MB ppt

Rio+20: the future we want

The PowerPoint and supporting activity sheets and teacher’s notes explain what Rio+20 is as well as linking the key ideas of the conference with case studies from around the world. Learners explore what is meant by sustainable development and think about some of the possible solutions to the environmental and economic challenges we face. Suggested for KS2 and KS3 Citizenship and Geography lessons, and for teaching about Rio+20, the UN conference on Sustainable Development. (Published June 2012).

By ActionAid
18/06/2012 7.46 MB zip

Beyond Chembakolli: education in Gudalur

This KS2 PowerPoint explores barriers to education for Adivasi children and looks at how you can take action to help children around the world get an education. Please note there are teachers' notes beneath each slide. (Published April 2012)

By ActionAid
17/05/2012 3.13 MB ppt

Rio+20: Unpredictable Rain

The PowerPoint and supporting teacher’s notes consider the relationship between climate change, unpredictable rainfall patterns and global drought warnings. It includes case studies from the UK, The Gambia, Senegal and India. Suggested for KS2 and KS3 Citizenship and Geography lessons, and for teaching about Rio+20, the UN conference on Sustainable Development. (Published June 2012).

By ActionAid
10/05/2012 3.85 MB zip

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