Development » Mysteries, DMEs and thinking skills

1a) Development mystery- secret agent introduction image

1a) Development mystery- secret agent introduction

This secret agent introduces this mystery from Ethiopia. Pupils need to use the information sheet and the clue cards in order to find out why Dabir does not go to school.

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1b) Development mystery- background information sheet image

1b) Development mystery- background information sheet

This mystery asks pupils to find out why a boy called Dabir doesn’t go to school. This is a background information sheet about Ethiopia and its location.  

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1c) Development mystery- clue cards image

1c) Development mystery- clue cards

This mystery asks pupils to find out why Dabir doesn’t go to school. These clue cards provide the information pupils need to solve the mystery.

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1d) Development mystery- schools compared image

1d) Development mystery- schools compared

This is a movie for use towards the end of the lesson which compares schooling in LEDCs and MEDCs, looking at schools in the UK compared with schools in Ethiopia. Click on the tab in the bottom right corner to enlarge. 

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2a) Development demonstration- teacher instructions image

2a) Development demonstration- teacher instructions

This lesson demonstrates the how wealth is distributed around the world. It works best using a cake or other object that can be split into percentages. Pupils are split into parts of the world, and they have to decide what percentage of the world..

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2b) Development demonstration- class cards (25 pupils) image

2b) Development demonstration- class cards (25 pupils)

These are the class cards for the development demonstration. This is a set for a class of 25 pupils (If it is less than 25 remove some of the cards).

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2c) Development demonstration- class cards (30 pupils) image

2c) Development demonstration- class cards (30 pupils)

These are the class cards for the development demonstration. This is a set for a class of 30 pupils (If it is less than 30 remove some of the cards).

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