Poverty is created.
Poverty exists due to decisions taken by people, countries and companies with power. These decisions started with colonialism, which has shaped the way we live now. But today’s world is still structured to ensure power and wealth grow for those who already have it, at the expense of people in poverty.
With calls growing to bring the truth about the legacy of colonialism into classrooms, now teachers, students and parents can take matters into their own hands with our free lesson plan exploring colonialism and the roots of global poverty aimed at 16-18-year-olds.
Note: These resources focus on British colonialism and were designed with a primarily British audience in mind. However they can be adapted for different contexts.