Our Africa - Schools teaching resources
The Our Africa website is an evolving collection of videos of daily life in Africa as seen through the eyes of young people across the African continent brought to you by SOS Children. As well as giving a unique insight into Africa, the free resources on the site can be readily used in the classroom in support of the national curriculum.
Choose an African country
We have resources for Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and more African countries
Our Africa in the classroom
Year 9 pupils from Chesterton community college in Cambridge used 'Our Africa' in their RE lesson. Watch the video to see how they got on.
Free African classroom resources
This site guides you to a selection of resources related to the National Curriculum. These include role play scenarios using information and videos on the Our Africa site.
For example: 'You work in Botswana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. In what areas of the economy would you recommend the government invests over the next ten years?'
You can browse the learning resources by African country or by topic. You may also want to look at the Curriculum map (pdf) to see how each resource relates to the national curriculum and programmes of study.
Adding new resources
In the coming months, both the Our Africa site and this section will develop into a rich resource full of exciting material for teachers and their students. If you are a teacher and are interested in helping us develop the resources on this website, please get in touch at email@example.com.
All this material has been written by UK teachers on a volunteer basis. We are very grateful to all those who have helped us with this.
The current resources are built around the UK curriculum. If you are from a country outside the UK, but believe you could add resources to this website for your own country, please get in touch.