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More or Less Equal? Resources for English

English resources for 11-16 year olds exploring Young Lives in an unequal world
Image credit clockwise, from left: © Young Lives/Antonio Fiorente © Young Lives/Mariluz Aparicio © Young Lives/Farhatullah Beig © Young Lives/Pham Viet Anh

Bring your English lessons to life by exploring how inequality and poverty affect the lives of young people in different parts of the world, including the UK. Created in partnership with Young Lives and with the support of subject associations, More or Less Equal? has separate sessions in geography, maths and English which can be used in both a subject-specific and cross-curricular way.

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. More or Less Equal? is based on data gathered in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam by Young Lives, an international research project exploring the effects of poverty on young people over 15 years.

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Seen and Heard

With thanks to St Kentigern’s Academy and Unicef UK RRSA

Voices from Peru

Voices from Ethiopia

                                                                                                                               

Voices from India

The above videos help to further develop learners' understanding of how inequality and poverty affect the lives of young people in the UK and some of the Young Lives communities.

Image credit (top of page) clockwise, from left: © Young Lives/Antonio Fiorente © Young Lives/Mariluz Aparicio © Young Lives/Farhatullah Beig © Young Lives/Pham Viet Anh


Oxfam is grateful for the support of Postcode Heroes Trust, funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery, in the development of these materials.