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Lee Hunter

Deputy Head Teacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School in London

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Sam Wintle

Class Teacher (Year 3) at Ursula Taylor Lower School, Clapham, Beds:

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Our Africa Teaching Resources

Poverty & healthcare teaching resources


Resource overview 


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 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
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
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
Surviving on the streets of Dakar, Senegal
You are a child living on the streets of Dakar.  What might your life be like?  Describe a normal day.
development, poverty; population & settlement, employment, migration, population density & distribution; population growth, urbanisation
Geography: 1.5a, 1.7a, 2.1a
Citizenship: 3g, 3h
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
Differences in healthcare in South Africa
You are a nurse working in Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.  What differences might you notice if you were to visit a clinic in a more rural part of South Africa?
development; healthcare; inequality; poverty
Geography: 1.2b, 1.5a, 2.1a
Citizenship: 3g


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