Our curriculum is designed for grades 6-12, but can be easily adapted for everyone. Hands-on activities, simulations, and discussions are designed to help students better understand global poverty, to take action, and join the fight against it. Key issues include consequences of poverty, resource distribution, sustainable development and fair trade practices.     

Using the curriculum is easy. We’ve included everything to support you from start to finish including step-by-step instructions, reproducible handouts, videos, original African music and much more.

Preview the Curriculum


We continue to be inspired by the stories of teachers, youth leaders and students who have been impacted through their experiences with BeadforLife. Our ultimate goal is for the next generation of youth to become informed global citizens who feel empowered to alleviate poverty wherever they encounter it, whether in their local communities or in remote villages across the world.

"The lessons did an excellent job of putting students in the beader's situation. We've been talking about economic development for months, but this really brought it home for my students."  - Suzanne, high school Social Studies teacher

BeadforLife's curriculum is perfect for:

  • Homeschoolers
  • Faith-Based Youth Groups
  • After School Programs
  • Art Activities
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Girl Scout & Boy Scout Troops


BeadforLife thanks Facing the Future, a global issues curriculum organization from which several of the simulations are taken.

Girl Scout Resources

Curriculum lessons adapted for Girl Scouts. Excellent support materials      for World Thinking Day.