Learn how a Ugandan boy is preparing for climate change
Using this fun game, case study and Powerpoint, you can help pupils to understand how climate change is already affecting families in African countries. Olinga from Uganda is an encouraging example of how using simple methods (some can be tried out in your school) and hard work can help people be more food secure for the future. At the same time, this resource will help pupils to think about their own use of energy and resources in the UK.
Fun animal drama that includes the whole class.
A lively, fun and engaging way to present the story of a family of orphans in Uganda to an assembly or as a whole class activity to another class. The story can be easily followed and is told by a group of farm animals from the UK and can be used to as part of your English curriculum.
Questions and pictures exploring life in Lesotho
This Powerpoint invites pupils to look at similarities and differences between their lives and that of Karabo from Lesotho. These slides show several pictures from her everyday life, including her home, school and doing jobs and a series of questions are posed to get children thinking. This resource can act as a good starting point for discussion and is linked to other resources about Karabo’s life. For more information for Welsh schools wanting to partner with a Lesothan school, visit the Dolen Cymru website.
Use the Povertron to compare lifestyles
The Povertron is a machine used by Gold the cow on Cowforce.com to compare everyday items in a kitchen in the UK with their Ugandan equivalents. So, when she points to the electric light bulb, the Povertron converts it to a paraffin lamp in Uganda. This can lead to some interesting discussion about ways of life, consumption and what it means to be poor. The Spot the difference sheet is a simple activity to record learning from this activity.
Visual resource about how to help a group of orphans
This assembly is about the best way of helping a child-headed household. It explains how goats and chickens can make a difference to a group of orphans. It can be used on its own or with Berna’s Story. If you would like to help people like Berna you can donate using our gifts website, featuring goats and chickens, using the link below.
Fun ratty lesson and fundraising ideas
You can have lots of fun with this ratty lesson! Cane Rats help to put an end to the hunting of bushmeat in the rainforests of Cameroon by giving families a source of protein and income - removing the need to hunt endangered species such as gorillas and monkeys. The link to the great little animation below can be used to explain the issues involved. The pdf file also includes some interesting fundraising activities if your class want to raise money for our projects, which include Cane Rats in Cameroon.
Problem solving activity from real life
This lesson takes Matia’s story one-step further and shows the realities for a group of orphans. Pupils are asked to empathise with the orphans’ dilemma and discuss what choice they should make using the scenarios and facts given to them about real life in Uganda. There are opportunities for discussion, problem solving and numeracy in this thought provoking lesson.
The positive power of fruit and veg!
An assembly about growing food in Rwanda. Great for Harvest and useful all year round, telling the story of a genocide orphan called Janvier. This assembly highlights the importance of healthy food in a visual and fun way. To get a copy of our Harvest materials and view other ideas, please use the link to the main Send a Cow website.
Four Art lessons exploring storytelling
A series of lessons adapted from the QCA Art unit Viewpoints - bringing cross-curricular links from PSHE and English to an interesting Art project. The lessons include looking at a Send a Cow story creatively, along with storyboarding and photography activities.
Explores comparisons, basic needs and different ways to help people.
A collection of three lessons, an assembly and a fun classroom game, all written for the PSHE curriculum and Citizenship QCA Unit 5 - Living in a diverse world. These activities help pupils to understand what life is like for a Ugandan orphan, how it compares to their own lives and looks at different ways of helping people.
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