A board game to understand more about life in Rwanda
This simple classroom game helps pupils to compare their lives with that of eleven-year-old Rose from Rwanda. Children can look at similarities and differences with their lives and have fun making their own game, deciding how the game works and discussing whether things in Rose’s life are positive or negative. You can introduce her to your class using interactive content on our kids site, Cowforce.com.
Why going green matters for Africa
Africa is the continent most likely to be hardest hit by climate change. These information boxes could form a display to help pupils think about the importance of being green. The facts outline some of the possible affects of climate change and should be carefully set in the context of positive steps that pupils can carry out in the UK, as well as the positive work of Send a Cow - helping families to grow food in a sustainable way.
Show a DVD to staff or use for discussion with KS4+
As well as Cabbages and Cowpats, we also have some free DVDs that are suitable for older pupils or to help enthuse staff about Send a Cow’s work. There are two to choose from: Harvests in Uganda, how people, land and animals live in harmony and our Lesotho & Ethiopia DVD, highlighting different approaches, like keyhole gardens, used when working in upland areas. Call us for a copy of these DVDs on (01225) 874222.
Galleries of free photos from Africa
Visit our gallery where you can view and download hundreds of images taken in African countries. The pictures can be used for all sorts of activities, including comparing lives, making leaflets, finding out about animals, making African gardens and lots more. Have a look at the tips pdf to make the most of the images and if you would like access to even more pictures, log in to the main Send a Cow images site.
Educational animation exploring viewpoints about bushmeat
A simple animation exploring this important conservation issue. The factors around the trade in bushmeat are neatly summed up in this piece - also see the pdf for some fun lesson ideas. You can use these resources with pupils to explore different viewpoints and to role play the cartoon characters. Our response to the issue is to provide poor families with Cane Rats (also known as Grasscutters), which can be found in our online gift catalogue. To find out more, click on the links below. . .
Compare life in the UK with a Rwandan child's day
Linked to Rose’s day on the Cowforce.com website, these lesson ideas help pupils to compare their daily lives with those of Rose from Rwanda. They can fill in activities on a time circle and read more information about her day, prompting further discussion and learning about living in a diverse world.
Visit a Rwandan orphan's house
These lessons can help pupils to understand what everyday life is like for a child in Rwanda and link to the African Rose page on the Cowforce.com website. Rose shows visitors around her house and supporting resources explain more about her life and look at the concepts of ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. A Google Earth file is also provided, locating Rose’s house in Rwanda.
Ideas and exploration of Send a Cow and poverty
Four RE lesson ideas based around the subjects of poverty and making a difference. They are written for the RE topics of Barriers & Bridges, Journeys, Sacred Texts and Questions & Mysteries. Pupils are asked to look at why there is poverty in Africa and can read about how Send a Cow started, the ideas link to resources on Cowforce.com. You can view our values using the link below.
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.