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

Zambia teaching resources

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KS3 Curriculum links

Rural to urban migration in Zambia You live in Zambia and have recently moved from the countryside to Lusaka in search of work.  Where in Lusaka might you be living?  What job might you be doing? population & settlement; employment; migration; population density & distribution; population growth; urbanisation Geography: 1.2b, 1.5a, 1.7a, 2.1d, 3g
History: 3c
Conservation work in Zambia
You are a conservationist working in Zambia.  What species in particular might you be trying to protect?  What difficulties might you have doing so?

population & settlement; migration; population density & distribution; sustainable development; environmental issues; conservation
Geography: 1.2b, 1.6a, 2.1a, 3h
Science: 3.4c
Citizenship: 2.1a, 2.2d
Farming on the banks of the Zambezi, Zambia
You are a farmer living on the banks of the Zambezi.  What threat to your crop might you be most worried about?  What do you think might be the underlying cause of this threat?
environmental hazards: floods; weather & climate
Geography: 1.4a, 1.6b, 2.1a, 3f, 3h
Science: 3.4c
Studying in Zambia
You have just finished secondary school in Kitwe and are planning on going to the Copperbelt University.  What might you choose to study?  Why?
development; education; employment
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7a, 2.1d, 3g

Enquiry

Topics

Comparing development: life in Zambia and the UK development; education; healthcare; poverty

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