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Welcome to the award-winning Lessons from Africa. A growing collection of FREE curriculum led teaching resources, to help bring Africa and development to life in your school.

All resources are produced by the Development Education team at Send a Cow.

Welcome to Lessons from Africa – teaching resources that bring Africa to life in your school!

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African Guide to a Better Breakfast

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African Guide to a Better Breakfast

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African Guide to a Better Breakfast

These resources teach your pupils about the importance of breakfast in relation to our work in Africa. Included in this pack are details on how you can help raise funds to support our Break... Fast Appeal, and an amazing recipe competition, where your students could get some themselves published in our very own breakfast recipe book!

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5 a Day - African Style

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5 a Day - African Style

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5 a Day - African Style

These two lessons teach about food groups through reference to the story of a four year old boy from Lesotho called Mpho who grows food in a Keyhole Garden. They encourage children to think about healthy eating and specifically the goal of eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

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Rose from Rwanda

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Rose from Rwanda

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Rose from Rwanda

Rose is a young Rwandan girl who survived the 1994 genocide with her brother Fidele. Her story shows how new life and hope has come into their family since being given a cow and training in natural farming methods.

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Learn an African song in the Teso language

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Learn an African song in the Teso language

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Learn an African song in the Teso language

Science and technology in Africa is an area which children in the UK tend to know very little about and so these facts and lesson plan help to address this. Even when we are familiar with African music, arts, or sport, we tend to hear very little about the use of certain innovations. These may not reach all parts of a country in the continent, but knowing about mobile phone usage, the broadband network or space programmes can challenge stereotypes and alter the perceptions of young people and teachers alike.

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