Africa: Your School, My School

Geography Goes Global

KS1: ages 5-7Website

A series of sessions based around the ‘single story’ – perceptions that children often have of a particular place, in this instance Africa. The stimuli ranged from watching DVDs of the different lifestyles of children in African countries; a video interview with the school’s cleaner who is from the Cote d’Ivoire; to map work, discussions, looking at photographic evidence and objects and supporting fundraising for the charity Thrive Africa.

The project aimed to develop Geographical concepts of place, space, diversity, identity and connectiveness with a class of 30 Year 1 pupils (ages 5-6).

It forms part of the Geography Goes Global WordPress website, a joint project between the Geographical Association, DECSY and South Yorkshire teachers.


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