Lee Hunter

Deputy Head Teacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School in London

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Sam Wintle

Class Teacher (Year 3) at Ursula Taylor Lower School, Clapham, Beds:

"The children spent the whole lesson engrossed on the site and not once came up to tell me they'd finished or ask what to look at next, which normally happens when they're given a task on the computers."

Our Africa Teaching Resources

Botswana teaching resources

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KS3 Curriculum links

San (Bushmen) living in the Kalahari

You are a member of the San (Bushmen) living in the Kalahari. How has the modernisation of Botswana changed your way of life? development;
education;
healthcare;
population & settlement;
migration;
population density & distribution
Geography: 1.3a, 1.5a, 2.1d
History:
1.3a, 3i
Citizenship:
1.3d

Working in Botswana's Ministry of Trade and Industry

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?

economic activities;
mining;
tourism;
resources;
minerals
Geography: 1.2b, 1.3b, 1.7a, 3g
History:
3c
Citizenship:
3h

A pilot flying tourists around Botswana

You are a pilot flying tourists from Botswana’s capital, Gabarone, to the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. What do you notice about how the landscape of the country changes as you fly north?
ecosystems;
population & settlement;
population density & distribution
Geography: 1.2b,
3c, 3f

Science:
3.4c

Graduating from university in Botswana

You have just graduated from the University of Botswana. In what sector of the economy might you look for work?
education;
industry;
mining;
employment;
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7a, 2.1d, 3g

Building a house in Botswana

You live in Botswana and plan to
build a house for your family. What materials might you use to build your house?

development;
resources
Geography: 1.7a, 2.1g

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