Lee Hunter

Deputy Head Teacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School in London

“The beauty of ‘Our Africa’ is that it shows children in the UK the similarities between their own lives and children living in Africa. As well as showing the obstacles that many young people face living in Africa, it essentially shows young people with similar mindsets, ambitions, hopes and interests. It is a great learning tool.”

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

Ghana teaching resources

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KS3 Curriculum links

Teaching in a primary school in Ghana You are a teacher working in a primary school in rural Ghana.  What challenges are you likely to face in your job?
development; education; poverty Geography: 1.7a, 2.1a, 3g
Citizenship: 3g
Advising arable farmers in Ghana You are an agronomist advising arable farmers in Ghana.  What recommendations might you make to the farmers?  Why?
development; interdependence; economic activities; farming Geography: 1.2a, 1.4a, 2.1d, 3h
Citizenship:
1.3c, 2.3c
Living in Ghana
You are a 9-year-old girl living in Ghana.  Why might you be less likely to go to school than your brothers?
development; inequality; employment
Geography: 1.7b, 2.1a
History: 3i
Citizenship: 1.2a
Minister of Land and Natural Resources in Ghana
You have just been made Minister of Land and Natural Resources in Ghana.  What changes might you make to gold mining in Ghana?  Why?
development; interdependence; poverty; economic activities; mining; resources; minerals
Geography: 1.2b, 1.6b, 2.1g, 3h
Travelling along the River Volta in Ghana
You are in a boat travelling south along the River Volta.  What differences might you notice in the types of farming as you travel from the north of Ghana to the south?  What might explain the differences?
economic activities; farming; ecosystems; weather & climate
Geography: 1.2b, 1.5a, 3f
Science:
3.4c
Punting in Cambridge and mahogany from Ghana
You run a company offering punting tours in Cambridge.  You notice that very little of the mahogany out of which the punts are made comes from Ghana anymore.  Why might this be?
resources; forests; sustainable development; conservation

Geography: 1.4b, 1.6b, 2.1d, 3h

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