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Holidaying in Malawi

You are planning a holiday on the shores of Lake Malawi.  What time of year would you choose to go and why?


Link to 'Holidaying in Malawi' pdf

How this fits

This scenario requires children to think about how climate patterns vary between different regions of the world and to consider the factors which influence weather and climate.

Curriculum links


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

3f Physical geography, physical processes and natural landscapes.

Where to go

Climate & Agriculture; Tourism & Communications.

What to watch

Welcome to Malawi! (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. What might you do while on holiday in Malawi?
  2. What conflicts of interests might result from tourists wanting to use Lake Malawi for water sports?

Tags: tourism; weather & climate

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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