Tag: Problem Solving
A role play activity that helps children empathise
In this role play exercise, pupils become part of a poor Ugandan family. They decide as a group how they will make some more money to keep the family together and alive. This activity is a great way of helping pupils to understand what difficult decisions poor families have to make. There is also an optional element that shows how much of a difference Send a Cow’s help makes to these families.
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. . .
An activity comparing access to food
This lunchtime shopping list price comparison between the UK and Uganda can be used to introduce pupils to the global inequalities in access to food. Pupils take on the challenge of buying items for fictional families, with varying resources. The lesson fits well into the Geography curriculum - comparing life in an LEDC with an MEDC.
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.
A recount with a twist.
A mystery storyteller narrates this recount, which will get heads scratching for a while. Clues are placed throughout the story, allowing pupils to deduce what it is all about. Plenty of ideas are suggested of how to work this into your curriculum in an engaging way.