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
<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)