Teacher guides

These guides will help you teach your students basic global facts, to help them discover why and how they are wrong about the world and to flip their worldview. Remember, it is not only a matter of providing facts, but about helping people understand why their knowledge is incorrect and what they can do about it.

The teacher guides are based on our frameworks, which have been developed to simplify the way the world is explained. The guides describe what the requirements for each exercise are, preparation you need to go through before using them in class, step-by-step instructions and a number of frequently asked questions, which were asked by students when we tested these materials.

Each guide covers a subject area, which can be taught as a standalone topic or together. They can be used with younger as well as older students.

Enjoy!

The Gapminder Test
This exercise introduces the students to basic global facts that they rarely see in the media and education. These facts are vital to understand global...

40 min

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The four Income Levels
In this exercise students will learn that, rather than just being either rich of poor, the world's population is actually better understood when it is...

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Four geographical regions: Where do people live?
This exercise gives students an understanding of how the world's population is distributed today and how this will change up to the year 2100. This...

45 min

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1

Dollar Street: Living conditions on four Income Levels (using paper handouts)
This exercise will give students an understanding of how living conditions differ for people across four Income Levels. This knowledge is crucial for helping students...

45 min

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1

Dollar Street: Living conditions on four Income Levels (using computers)
Students will Dollar Street to learn about the similarities and differences in people's living conditions on four Income Levels across the world.

45 min

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Age groups
This exercise introduces the class to a simple framework that will enable them to have a global perspective on the population structure today and in...

45 min

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1