In this resource, land is explored from the perspective of rural communities who depend on it for their survival, and explores issues of power, rights, fairness and sustainability. Read more

The Units

  • Background information for teachers
  • Student activities relating to each topic
  • Printable student sheets
  • Photo resources
  • Links to further reading and activities

Unit 1: LAND IS LIFE

Tribespeople

Do we take land for granted? Here we begin to explore the meaning and importance of land.

Unit 2: IT'S OUR RIGHT!

Keep out sign

Why is secure access to land so important? Starting to explore the concept of human rights and land ownership.

Unit 3: LOSING GROUND

Fire

What are land grabs? This unit focuses on the forced movement of communities from their land.

Unit 4: ACTION FOR CHANGE

Person dressed as orangutan

What can we do about it? In this section we encourage students to explore active citizenship for positive change.

Unit 5: SHARE TEACHING IDEAS

A teacher

Have a great teaching idea? Useful space for teachers to share resources and ideas.

None of the pupils had been aware of the land grab issue before we discussed it.  Pupils said they were shocked by the scale and severity of land grabs.  They also felt that exploring the issues’ effects in Africa, Asia and Central America had made them consider the global impacts of some of our actions.  It was great to witness the next generation engage confidently and passionately in discussion – it left me with a feeling of hope for a more sustainable future. Sean Meikle, Biology Department, Inverness Royal Academy

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