Our Africa - School teaching resources
Our Africa is an online collection of videos of daily life as seen through the eyes of young people living in African countries.
Choose your country
Focus on a particular African country. We have resources about Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia.
Choose your topic
We have resources on a wide range of topics, from climate and agriculture, to tourism and communications.
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, as shown in this video.
Free classroom and homework resources
This page guides you to a selection of resources available for teachers. These include scenarios which let your students take on a role to using the information and videos on the site investigate issues related to the National Curriculum e.g.
'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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.