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Comparing development: life in Zambia and the UK

Key questions

  1. In what ways is daily life for children in Zambia different from children in the UK?  In what ways is it similar?
  2. How do levels of child health differ between Zambia and the UK?
  3. In what ways are schools in the UK different from schools in the Zambia?
  4. What do you think your life will be like when you have finished school?  What do you think life will be like for someone growing up in Zambia?

Where this fits

This enquiry encourages pupils to make use of both quantitative and qualitative data to compare levels of development.  As well as looking at the videos and articles on the Our Africa website, pupils should be directed towards UNICEF’s childinfo.org for more statistical information about child health. 

Tags: development; education; healthcare; poverty

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