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Sharing the planet (UE 4): Home

A guide to the PYP transdiciplinary theme for Upper Elementary

An inquiry into access to equal opportunities

Central Idea: Distribution of wealth effects individuals' and communities' access to equal opportunities.

Lines of Inquiry

1: Relationships between wealth and access to opportunities

2: The impact of the distribution of wealth on individuals and communities

3: People's responses to the inequitable distribution of wealth


Related concepts: Opportunities, wealth, equality


Denmark happiest country

The UN has published the 2016 edition of its World Happiness Report, which reveals that, contrary to the popular notion that cold climates lead to unhappiness, Denmark is once again the world's happiest nation.

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What are child rights?

Child rights / Child realities

Through my Eyes

Through My Eyes is a series of fiction books about children living in conflict zones.

This site includes a link to UNICEF resources and a great photo story about child rights.

Children's Humanitarium International

If the world were a village

Articles on Equality and Opportunity

If I were president

From pilots and meteorologists to doctors and teachers. Here the children of Mukuru, a slum area in Nairobi, tell us their hopes and dreams for the future and what they would do if they could be President of Kenya for the day. 

United Nations

 Read about what the United Nations do, where they are and what they are responsible for.

If the world were a village

Child labour

Click on these links to sites which have lots of information on Child labour.

World Vision - What exactly is child labour?

UNICEF - Child labour

Antislavery - Child labour

World Day Against Child Labour

National Geographic

This National Geographic site has info on the Environment, Energy and Global Warming.

Google Public Database

What is inquality of opportunity?

The Global Goals

What are the Global Goals? 

President for a Day

Books from the library collection

Children have the right to protection


UNHCR - United Nations Refugee Agency

United Nations for Kids

Humanium - Help the children

The Global Goals

What is Fair Trade?

World's Largest Lesson