Created in association with Oxfam Education and based on the Young Lives data and interviews with our study children, this new set of classroom resources (comprising teachers' notes, PDFs and slideshows), More or Less Equal?, features separate sessions in Geography, Maths and English which can be used in both a subject-specific and cross-curricular way.
The resources include a wide range of participatory activities to engage learners (age 11 to 16) with the wider world and help them make links between the local and the global. In all subject areas, learners will explore how inequality and poverty affect the lives of children in different parts of the world, including the UK.
<i>English: </i>Use real-life stories and information to develop skills in role play and debating, in re-working one style of writing into another, and in reading critically. Appreciate a wide range of life situations and perspectives while developing skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
<i>Geography: </i>Interpret and communicate geographical information, including qualitative and quantitative data and maps. Understand similarities and differences between places and key processes in human geography.
<i>Maths: </i>Use real-life data to develop a range of mathematical skills in using fractions, decimals and percentages, in problem solving and in data handling. Interpret data presented in different ways and use statistics to create graphs and charts.
Oxfam GB/Young Lives. More or Less Equal? Young Lives, ODID, Oxford, UK (2016)