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17. No poverty in London (focus on Global Goal 1)

By Martin Crabbe | March 18 2019

17. No poverty in London (focus on Global Goal 1)

Blog Category: Campaign updateBlog Tags: Education

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    #Love London. Love the World 

    Climate Action 17: No Poverty in London (focus on Global Goal 1)

    Target audience: Key Stage 3 Geography students

    1. The World is not equal. Is that fair? 

    This lesson plan introduces poverty, its definition and potential solutions with a focus on the value of education. It uses Hyderabad, India as its focal point since its author is based in this city. This lesson could be replicated using London where poverty and inequality also exists. We encourage comparison throughout the lesson with local areas within London that students are familiar with. The London focus could be developed further in Section 2 by Mapping London.

    Click here to see the resource: ‘The World is not equal. Is that fair?’ 

    2. Mapping London 

    This unit introduces students to the geography of their capital city through the medium of maps. Each lesson introduces a different map around which some or all of the activities are based. These maps are both traditional, eg Ordnance Survey, census and flood risk maps, and alternative, eg mapping London surnames, life expectancy and Twitter use. They enable students to develop and use key mapping skills as well as understanding the geography that shapes their city. Consider how your mapwork illustrates some of the discussions in Section 1.

    With special thanks to the Museum of London and the Royal Geographical Society

    Click here to see the resource on Mapping London 

    1. Background to this resource

    This project aims to:

    1. Connect London’s schools to great resources based on their city and
    2. To suggest ways to introduce a global perspective to their work.

    Each blog will be based on two major curriculum resources available freely to teachers:

    1. The London Curriculum– developed by experts in their field working in partnership with the Mayor of London and his Education and Youth team.
    2. The World’s Largest Lesson– produced by Project Everyone in partnership with Unicef to help schools address three major challenges:
    • End extreme poverty
    • Fight inequality and injustice
    • Tackle climate change

    Each blog will aim to provide ways for teachers to reflect on these big issues through their own contexts, subject areas and from a London perspective.

    Thanks to the teams at City Hall and Project Everyone for providing these great resources. Some of my blog has been adapted from their websites.

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