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Food & daily life 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?
population & settlement;
population density & distribution
Geography: 1.3a, 1.5a, 2.1d
1.3a, 3i

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?
Geography: 1.7a, 2.1g
Deforestation in Kenya
You live in central Kenya.  How might you have contributed to deforestation in this area?
population density & distribution; resources; forests; environmental issues; deforestation
Geography: 1.3a, 1.6b, 3f, 3h
Science: 3.4c
Citizenship: 2.3a
Growing tea in Kenya
You are a farmer growing tea in Kenya. To whom might you sell your crop?  Who might end up drinking the tea you produce?
development; trade; farming
Geography: 1.2a, 1.6a, 2.1g
Citizenship: 1.3c, 2.3c
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
Working in a cafe in Fez, Morocco
You work in a cafe in Fez.  You notice that very few of the customers are women.  Why do you think this might be?
development; inequality
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7a, 1.7b, 2.1a
History: 3c
Citizenship: 1.3d
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
Farming in South Africa
You are farmer in South Africa.  Where in the country might you be living?  What might you be growing?
development; inequality; economic activities; farming; population & settlement; population density  & distribution; food; weather & climate
Geography: 1.2b, 1.5a, 2.1d, 3h
Citizenship: 1.3d
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


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