Child Soldiers – Ishmael Beah

KS3: ages 11-14WebsiteFilmDVDPDF

Three short films of former child soldier Ishmael Beah telling his story to an audience of secondary school students in 2008. Ishmael was 13 when he became a child solider in Sierra Leone. Watch him tell his story then use activities to develop an empathetic response on which to build knowledge and understanding of this topic.

This resource also includes a selection of extension activities that can be used as standalone lessons on the topic child soldiers, not related to Ishmael’s story.

Films and the extension activity PDF are available via the website; a DVD is also available.


Items available

    • Film
    • Three short films available via website.
    • DVD (free)
    • DVD including film and activity can be ordered via website
    • PDF (free)
    • Extension activity sheet, download via website.

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