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The award-winning Lessons from Africa, from Send a Cow, offers a collection of FREE curriculum led teaching resources that bring Africa and global learning to life in your school.

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

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African folktales and fables

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African folktales and fables

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African folktales and fables

These African folktales and stories from various countries are a joy to read and reveal a great deal about aspects of the culture where they originate from. They can be used in Literacy lessons to highlight writing styles and narrative forms, as well as to teach about diversity and other cultures.

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A Day in the Life - Literacy

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A Day in the Life - Literacy

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A Day in the Life - Literacy

This resource helps compare a typical day of a pupil in Lesotho with a pupil in your classroom. It does this with a range of literacy activities, including comprehension, clauses, paragraphs and punctuation. It draws on aspects of RE by asking students to reflect on what is important to them in their lives.

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Make Your Own Solar Bottle Light

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Make Your Own Solar Bottle Light

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Make Your Own Solar Bottle Light

This KS2,3 & 4 resource shows how Solar Bottle Lights are used to lighten up homes in rural Uganda. It also engages students with how to build their own Solar Bottle Light in the classroom and the science of how Solar Bottle Lights work.

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The Story of Malala Yousafzai

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The Story of Malala Yousafzai

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The Story of Malala Yousafzai

This is a series of KS2, 3 and 4 global citizenship and English resources that explores the life story of Malala Yousafzai. It engages students with with her role in bringing equality in education worldwide, by telling her brave story.

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