Facts and background info - great for projects
These sheets give a brief overview of Uganda, with information on the geography, culture and issues in the country. They are useful if you are studying Uganda in topic work and offer comparisons with the UK, they also link well to the stories of Matia, Sanyu and Theresa. You can find all sorts of images from Uganda in our gallery. And you can make a donation to our work in Africa, including in Uganda by following this link.
Try out these tastes!
This simple food topic starter introduces pupils to some new foods/crops and helps them think about what can be grown in other countries and how these crops might be grown and harvested. Print out these sheets then make the foods (we have kept them quite simple). Set them out in a line and either have sheets face up so that they can see what they are, or place face down and ask pupils to guess what they are. You could extend this idea by choosing several foods and as a class deciding whether they can be grown or produced in the UK, African countries or both.
Have an African Christmas in your classroom
A great resource for Christmas/Advent, these sheets help make a fantastic acacia tree that will create a colourful wall display. During Advent, your children will learn about Christmas in African countries and do something kind at school or home as hangings are added to the acacia tree. They are large file sizes, so please be patient. You can also see all of the information on a page with links to recipes etc here.
Fun online activity to introduce Africa to kids
These short quizzes can be filled out while pupils visit our engaging website Cowforce.com. When they go on Tazo the goat’s roadtrip they can find the answers to the questions in the pdf below. This IT activity gives pupils a fun introduction to life in Africa and the diversity of the continent.
Ugandan pictures with questions and info
This photo pack has twenty sheets of images with questions and links to information on the reverse. The pictures are of farming, gardens and of food being grown, stored and processed. They are great for any Africa topic work and especially if you are looking at food, farming and climate change with your pupils. The files sizes are large as they are high quality - but they’re worth the wait!
A slideshow video introducing Ugandan crops and farming
This slide-show gives a good background introduction to small-scale Ugandan farms and how Send a Cow helps rural families. If you don’t have access to Vimeo.com at school, register for an account on their website at home and then you can download all our videos using the link on the bottom right of each video page.
A short video interview of two Ugandan farmers
This video to can be used as a discussion starter with your class as they see that climate change is already affecting many of the groups that Send a Cow works with in Africa. Find out from Jane and Helen what they are doing to lessen its affects. If you don’t have access to Vimeo.com at school, register for an account on their website at home and then you can download all our videos using the link on the bottom right of each video page.
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.
A slideshow video briefly introducing Uganda
This minute long slide-show gives a quick introduction to the various aspects of life and scenery in Uganda. If you don’t have access to Vimeo.com at school, register for an account on their website at home and then you can download all our videos using the link on the bottom right of each video page.
Satellite images that show urban and rural Uganda
This PowerPoint file shows images from Google Earth of a city, town and village in Uganda. It starts with images of Bristol to allow comparisons, and is annotated to help your pupils think more about what they think an African country such as Uganda is like. This activity will help to bring balance to other work on Uganda which may focus more on rural Uganda. You can easily extend this activity by touring Uganda using Google Earth.