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Digital divide in the UK?

Digital divide in the UK?Does the internet's rapid evolution and increasing role in daily life threaten to leave some sections of society behind? In this 21st Century Challenge, we look at the causes and consequences of digital exclusion at varying scales.

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  • Challenge Overview Sheet PDF | MSWORD An overview of the challenge
  • Lesson one plan: The UK’s digital divide PDF | MSWORD This lesson looks at the role ICT has played in transforming people's lives, as well as examining the social digital divide that has developed in the UK and understanding the main causes and consequences of this
  • Fact Sheet and Teaching Notes PDF | MSWORD Containing an overview of the issues and points to be focussed on in the lesson, this provides teachers with background information for the lesson and can be used as a summary resource sheet for students
  • Tackling the Digital Divide article PDF | MSWORD
  • Plenary discussion activity PDF | MSWORD
  • Lesson two plan: The global digital divide PDF | MSWORD This lesson looks at how global networks have grown over time that rely on the use of submarine fibre optic cables, as well as considering the importance of communication technologies for enabling the different types of global interaction
  • Fact Sheet and Teaching Notes PDF | MSWORD Containing an overview of the issues and points to be focussed on in the lesson, this provides teachers with background information for the lesson and can be used as a summary resource sheet for students
  • PowerPoint presentation: the global digital divide (PPT)
  • Exam Specification Overview PDF | MSWORD This document briefly summarises where the lessons link to each exam board specification (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and IB)

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