Resources for teachers

Young Lives is pleased to work with education specialists to make our data and the real-life stories of the children we work with available for teachers to use in the UK and beyond.


More or Less EqualMore or Less Equal?  With separate sessions in Geography, Maths and English, More or Less Equal? 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.

Everyone Counts flyerEveryone Counts A free maths resource for 8- to 12-year-olds which uses engaging real-life statistics and stories from Young Lives to develop maths skills and support critical thinking about poverty and inequality. Published in association with Oxfam Education.


Welcome To My World Links to the geography and PSHE/citizenship curricula at Key Stage 2. Pupils explore a range of geographical issues, examine localities in developing countries, gain an understanding of what it is like to live in poverty, learn to value diversity both locally and globally, and develop skills to combat injustice. Published in association with Save the Children.


Young Lives Global GoalsYoung Lives Global Goals A video and activity pack for key stage 3 geography, citizenship and environmental studies, looking at what it means to be poor in four countries - Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. Published in association with Save the Children.


 Changing Lives in a Changing World Changing Lives in a Changing World: Young Lives children growing up A series of stories from Young Lives children that set the issues affecting their lives against the wider picture. Using the children's own words from our interview transcripts, these profiles reveal what they think it means to be poor or rich, how they see their familes, friends and communities, the importance of education, what is different between their generation and the previous one, and their dreams for the future.


 L-R-Megane, Chaltu, Hawi_low-resCRC@25 video project: Twenty-five years ago world governments adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We recently spoke to children and young people in Ethiopia about the reality of their family lives, their hopes and aspirations for the future, and what needs to be done to ensure their rights to education, nutrition, to protection from harmful work and to play are respected. You can hear what they have to say on the Young Lives YouTube channel.


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