Resource Title

It’s a Small World


‘It’s a Small World!’ is a resource developed for adult basic education. The content gives students an opportunity to improve their reading and writing and, at the same time, learn and think about the developing world.

Resource Details

  • Author: Claire Cunningham and Valerie Ryan
  • Publisher: Rockfinch Ltd.
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2008
  • ISBN: 9780956044310
  • Page Count: 108


This resource provides a support for tutors and students in adult basic education to think and learn about various development issues.

The book explores a wide range of development topics and also includes some activities which focus on particular aspects of language and spelling.

Tutors can pick and choose whatever activities or issues are of interest to students. Development topics explored include: child labour; landmines; hunger; development agencies and fundraising; Fairtrade; HIV and AIDS; climate change; genocide.

It includes lesson plans, case studies, worksheets and background information on a variety of development issues all of which are photocopy-friendly.

Big Ideas

  • Explores some of the main development issues in an easily accessible and appropriate format for adult basic education
  • Is informative and challenging
  • Highly visual with photographs from across cultures
  • Includes worksheets, case studies, questionnaires

Further reading

The resource outlines where to access further information regarding the various development issues.

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Download It’s A Small World PDF (5.6MB)