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KS3 curriculum links

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;
Geography: 1.2b, 1.3b, 1.7a, 3g

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?
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7a, 2.1d, 3g
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
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
Unrest and economic development in Ivory Coast
You are an economist working for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). You have been asked to briefly summarise what effect the unrest of the decade has had on the economic development of the Ivory Coast.
development; economic activities
Geography: 1.3b, 1.5a, 2.1d, 3h
Citizenship: 1.3d
Looking for a job in Kenya  You are a doctor working in Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital.  You want to find a new job.  Where might you look for work?  Why?  (It might help if you can find out what is meant by ‘brain drain’).

population & settlement; employment; migration; population density & distribution Geography: 1.2a, 1.4a, 1.7a, 3g
Citizenship: 1.3d, 2.2d, 3j
A child growing up in Malawi
You are a child growing up in Malawi.  How important do you think education is in helping you get a job when you finish school?
development; education; employment
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7b, 3g
Citizenship: 1.3d, 3g
A girl growing up in rural Malawi

You are a girl growing up in rural Malawi.  What might your life be like?
development; inequality; employment
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7b, 2.1a
History: 3c
Citizenship: 1.2a
Living in one of Morocco's 'tin cities' You live in one of Morocco’s ‘tin cities’.  Where might you get water from to drink?

development; healthcare; poverty; resources; water

Geography: 1.5a, 2.1g, 3g
History: 3c
Citizenship: 3g
Sports writing in Senegal
You are a sports writer working for a Senegalese newspaper.  Describe what the atmosphere might be like in a stadium for a wrestling final.
development; poverty; population & settlement; employment
Geography: 1.7a, 2.1a
Citizenship: 1.3d
Living in Soweto, South Africa
You are a black South African living in Soweto.  In what ways has the country changed since the end of apartheid?  What changes do you think still need to be made?
development; inequality; poverty; population & settlement; employment
Geography: 1.2b, 1.3b, 1.5a, 2.1g, 3g
History: 1.3a, 2.1b, 3i
Citizenship: 1.1c, 2.1a
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


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