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The programmes all feature specific locations in Northern Ireland and they also provide scope for work on a variety of themes e.g. the environment, where people live, what people do. The aim is to provide material which is relevant to pupils' experiences and which is illustrative of life in Northern Ireland.
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Programme 2 - Needs & Wants
Friday 26 January 2001

ARCHIVE - SELB programme code :TI 1171

This episode is now part of our archive. This programme is still available to schools to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at the SELB. Please quote the SELB programme code in your correspondence. See our ordering page for more information.

In this programme Christine Bleakley meets Ben and Jordan from Dungannon and together they explore the differences between what we need and what we want. They look at some of the contrasts between lifestyles here and in developing countries.
Key Issues
This programme explores the differences between needs and wants. It encourages pupils to think about basic human needs and the extent to which such needs are met in today’s world. They are also encouraged to think about how and where they could help to meet these needs. The issue of wants is addressed through a brief exploration of consumer culture and some consideration of peer pressure and the influence of the media.
Before the Programme

  • Discuss the meaning of the following keywords:
    Needs, Shelter Trust, Poverty, Health, Appreciation, Education, Wants

After the Programme

  • Complete the activities and games in Worksheet 1.
  • Follow up on the topics using 'More to Explore' in Worksheet 1.

Further Resources
Oxfam UK
Oxfam for Kids and Teachers. Resources for teachers + games for pupils.
Tel: Belfast (028) 9023 0220

Save the Children Fund UK
Save the Children Fund, UK - has info about child labour and children's rights, also publications and educational resources which can be ordered online.

Save the Children (International)
Kids First - split into pages for Kids, Teachers and Parents
Tel: Belfast (028) 9062 0000

One World Centre
This link goes directly to info about consumerism

One World Centre for NI
Good list of resources which can be purchased online
Tel: Belfast (028) 9024 1879

Go to Education pages - Kids - Stories and Activities very good. Also some useful material in Teens section
Tel: Belfast (028) 9080 8030

Simon Community NI
Information about the work of the Simon Community and homlessness in Ireland. Education Resource packs are available from Simon Community NI.
Tel: Belfast (028) 9023 2882
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The worksheets for this resource are in PDF format. Click on the links below to view the worksheets:
  • Worksheet 1 - Preview, Activities, Games and 'More to Explore'

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