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...resources to enrich your teaching from Practical Action

Welcome to our geography teaching resources. Across all key stages the Geography curriculum teaches about those issues that we at Practical Action work with every day. These include the destructive force of the annual floods in Bangladesh, the spread of disease in urban areas and the practical problems faced by communities living in mountainous regions.

In the areas of the site below we have compiled case studies that are suitable for a range of topics in the Geography curriculum as well as other useful teaching resources such as videos, classroom activities and posters.

EUROPAFRICA

Skilled farmers, fishermen and pastoralists have grown food for their families and local markets throughout Africa for generations. Enable your pupils to learn how and why this sustainable way of producing food is under threat and what they can do to make a difference.

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Energy and sustainability

Working to secure energy and sustainability form a significant part of Practical Action's work overseas.

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Food and Agriculture

Agriculture is central to LEDCs. Climate change, natural disasters and poverty all have an impact on agricultural methods in these countries.

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Natural Disasters (disaster risk reduction)

Disasters such as flooding, earthquakes and droughts have the potential to destroy homes, places of work and farmland.

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Natural environments and climate change

In an environment that is constantly changing Practical Action works with local communities to minimize negative effects

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Human resource management

Simple technologies such as rainwater harvesting and eco-toilets combined with education on hygiene can have a huge impact the quality of life of poor people.

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Flooding in Bangladesh

With annual flooding Bangladesh provides an interesting case study for students learning about causes and effects of flooding and disaster mitigation.

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Technology Justice

Pupils consider their own needs and wants for technology then learn about Technology Justice - the global right to sustainable technologies

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