Global Learning Programme Wales

Equality and inequality

There are lots of ways the topic of equality and inequality impacts on development, such as the inequality between countries and within countries; the inequalities between disabled and able-bodied people, between men and women, etc.

Many pupils take fairness and inequality very seriously and want to see a more just and equal world. The resources below can help pupils understand some of the causes of inequality and help them begin to tackle the difficult world of stereotypes and generalisations, which contribute to misunderstandings.

Recommended reading

The following links and articles provide useful background information to help you teach about equality and inequality: Global Wealth Inequality What you never knew you never knew – a 4-minute YouTube clip (see also accompanying article The truth about extreme global inequality

Teaching resources

Useful teaching resources about equality and inequality:

RGS: Africa – a continent of contrasts Key Stage 3 module with contrasting case studies of Sudan and Ghana

RGS: China Today Key Stage 3 module on China as an emerging global power

RGS: New India Key Stage 3 module exploring India’s changing status on the global stage

RGS: Who wants to be a billionaire? Key Stage 3 module exploring inequalities in the global distribution of wealth

Labour Behind the Label: Fair’s Fair Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 resource on life and rights in the global sportswear industry

For further teaching resources, browse through the following searches:

Key Stage 2      

Key Stage 3

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