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Persistent poverty in Britain

Persistent poverty in BritainBritain is the world’s fifth richest country, yet poverty in Britain is rising. With paid work failing to reduce poverty for many, how can Britain best tackle this growing issue?
These resources focus students to look at what causes persistent poverty in Britain and what are the solutions to it.

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  • Challenge Overview Sheet PDF | MSWORD A summary sheet for the entire challenge debate containing key facts and figures, as well as summaries of the discussions held at the end
  • General Teaching Ideas PDF | MSWORD Three ideas for class work or homework which incorporate video clips from the 21st Century Challenges website
  • Lesson one plan: What causes persistent poverty in Britain? PDF | MSWORD This lesson aims to understand the causes and indicators of persistent poverty in Britain
  • Teachers' notes PDF | MSWORD
  • Lesson one resource pack PDF | MSWORD Containing all resources needed for the lesson
  • Lesson two: What are the solutions to persistent poverty in Britain? PDF | MSWORD This lesson looks at the solutions available to eradicate persistent poverty in Britain
  • Teachers' notes PDF | MSWORD
  • Lesson two resource pack PDF | MSWORD Containing all resources needed for the lesson
  • Exam Specification Overview PDF | MSWORD This document briefly summarises where the lessons link to each exam board specification (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and the IB)

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