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Homes teaching resources

Homes Teaching Resources

Explore types of homes and settlements in four different countries with your Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.


A view of the plains surrounding Giriki settlement, Eastern Uganda

Photo: Harry Freeland/ActionAid

Living in a world of water

Experience what it’s like living in a world of water through the eyes of four remarkable children. Discover stories of heat-busting chickens, floating ambulances and wild weather, as Aasia, Prianka, Shumona and Abdullah show you how they live and learn in Bangladesh.

KS2 Amazon rainforest, Brazil package

This is our complete Amazon rainforest package for Key Stage 2. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS2 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the issue of deforestation and its impacts on the planet. Also available for KS1.

KS1 Amazon rainforest, Brazil package

This is our complete Amazon rainforest package for Key Stage 1. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS1 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the people who live in the Amazon rainforest. Also available for KS2.

KS2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package

This is our complete Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package for Key Stage 2. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS2 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and posters as well as the chance to introduce your class to children who live in Rio de Janeiro. Also available for KS1.

KS1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package

This is our complete Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package for Key Stage 1. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS1 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and posters as well as the chance to introduce your class to children who live in Rio de Janeiro. Also available for KS2.

Meet the children of DRC

Experience a day in the life of a child living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with these photos and stories of the children who call this country home. Encourage your KS1 or KS2 class to compare their lives with children living around the world using the photos of Elisa and Ca Depend below and the worksheets included in your download.

Meet the children of Afghanistan

Experience a day in the life of an Afghan child with these photos and stories of the children living in Afghanistan. Encourage your KS1 or KS2 class to compare their lives with children living around the world using the photos of Freshta and Zakia below and the worksheets included in your download.

KS2 Childhood in Rio de Janeiro

Help your Key Stage 2 class to experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child as twins Samir and Samira let you into their world, where everything from going to school to riding your bike is just a little bit different. Encourage your pupils to think about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children on the other side of the world. Also available for KS1.

KS2 What is Rio de Janeiro like?

Can your class use the adjectives on their worksheets to describe the incredible pictures included in your photoset? Use our photos of Rio de Janeiro and accompanying Key Stage 2 activities to answer questions such as: ‘Where is Rio?’ and ‘What is Rio like?’. Also available for KS1.

KS1 Childhood in Rio de Janeiro

Help your Key Stage 1 class experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child as twins Samir and Samira let you into their world, where everything from going to school to riding your bike is a little bit different. Explore the twins home in Maré favela and encourage your pupils to think about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of Samir and Samira. Also available for KS2.