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176 completely free lesson resources

5 a day African style

5 a day African style

Five a day in Africa - Lesotho

These two lessons fulfill the curriculum requirement to 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 are part global Citizenship and part Science and encourage children to think about healthy eating and specifically the goal of eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day - fitting into QCA - Teeth and eating and other areas in Science. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.

African folktales and fables

African folktales and fables

African folktales

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.

Make a plastic bag football

Make a plastic bag football

Plastic bag football

These sheets and video give step-by-step instructions to help your pupils make these ‘recycled’ plastic bag footballs - just like thousands of children in African countries. It’s a great activity for Africa Cup of Nations, links well with recycling project and can be used to discuss the uses of waste materials in the UK - plastic bag footballs are also a really fun thing to do with your class!

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African Bag Gardens - Literacy Resource

African Bag Gardens - Literacy Resource

Lessons from Africa

African Bag Gardens are an innovative way of growing food quickly in crampt, arid conditions. This KS2 resource not only shows you how to build African Bag Gardens, but also includes supporting powerpoints and different literacy and instructional activities to enhance your pupils learning across the national curriculum. We have also included a KS1 activity to help your younger pupils learn more about food and African Bag Gardens.

Watch how a Bag Garden is made

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Intro to Uganda video slideshow

Intro to Uganda video slideshow

Uganda map

This minute long slide-show gives a quick introduction to the various aspects of life and scenery in Uganda.


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How to Create Mud Furniture

How to Create Mud Furniture

Lessons from Africa

Through building a mud chair, students learn how to use natural resources to construct furniture. This is a great resource for older students. This isn't only a great case study for sustainability in school, in contains aspects of design and technology.

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Uganda photopack

Uganda photopack

Ugandan photopack

This photo pack has twenty sheets of images with questions and links to information on the reverse. The pictures are of farming, gardens and of food being grown, stored and processed. They are great for any Africa topic work and especially if you are looking at food, farming and climate change with your pupils. The files sizes are large as they are high quality - but they’re worth the wait!

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