Age range: 14-16
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D&T
  • Engineering

Investigating problems faced by people in remote areas

Considering the social implications and challenges faced

This is one of a series of resources designed to support the delivery of the new 9-1 GCSEs in Design & Technology and Engineering, first taught from September 2017. Each resource covers a key topic from one or more of the specifications for these subjects. This resource focusses on the social problems and challenges faced by people living in remote parts of the world.

Millions of people live in remote parts of the world. They face many challenges, such as limited access to electricity and difficulties in sourcing food and water.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, learners will investigate some of the problems faced by people living in remote areas, and how they might be solved. It will build their knowledge of social issues and how this affects the design of products and systems.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students' and your schools' needs.


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