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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."

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History & politics teaching resources

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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
Advising the government of Ivory Coast You work for the World Health Organisation (WHO) advising governments in Africa. What steps might you recommend the government of Ivory Coast takes in order to develop a national health insurance scheme? development; healthcare; poverty Geography: 1.4a, 1.5a, 2.1d
History: 3c
Citizenship: 3g
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
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

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