Our Africa Teaching Resources

Buying a car in Malawi

You have just moved to Malawi and are planning on buying a car.  What sort of vehicle might you buy and why?


Link to 'Buying a car in Malawi' pdf

How this fits

This scenario requires pupils to consider the practical differences between countries with contrasting levels of development.

Curriculum links


1.7a Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures to inform their understanding of societies and economies.

2.1d Analyse and evaluate evidence, presenting findings to draw and justify conclusions.

3h Interactions between people and their environments, including causes and consequences of these interactions, and how to plan for and manage their future impact.

Where to go

Tourism & Communications; Climate & Agriculture.

What to watch

Welcome to Malawi! (video); Growing up (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. Why might you have moved to Malawi?  What job might you be doing?
  2. How do you think most Malawians travel around the country?

Tags: development; migration

About scenarios:

Scenarios are teaching resources designed for use in the classroom or as homework. They are linked to the National Curriculum and content on the Our Africa website. See about scenarios for more information on the topics used and their position in the curriculum.


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