Africa teaching resources

Africa Teaching Resources

Explore children’s lives in contrasting African countries including Kenya, DRC and Nigeria. Our free teaching resources cover popular topics like children’s rights, food and journeys and include worksheets, photos, real-life stories, case studies and PowerPoints.


Children in the CREST program in Chanshegu, Northern Ghana.

Photo: Jane Hahn/Panos Pictures/ActionAid

Lesotho factsheet

Do your pupils know why Lesotho’s nickname is ‘The Kingdom in the Sky’? Use this colourful factsheet as an introduction to Lesotho, a small, land-locked country completely surrounded by South Africa. This factsheet can be used as a handout or as the centrepiece of a wall display.

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Kenya factsheet

This simple, colourful factsheet includes a map of Kenya and is perfect for pupils of any age. Discover all the key facts about Kenya's population, languages and climate, as well as information on the big issues the country faces. Why not use this factsheet as a starter activity or as a big Kenya poster for the classroom wall?

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Democratic Republic of Congo factsheet

Use our simple, colourful factsheet to introduce your pupils to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This resource includes DRC facts, stats and figures, as well as information on the big issues affecting the country. Why not use this factsheet as a handout, discussion starter, or even as the centrepiece of a wall display?

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Sierra Leone factsheet

Our simple and colourful Sierra Leone factsheet is great for classes from KS1 upwards. This factsheet includes all the key facts about Sierra Leone's population, languages and climate, as well as information on the big issues the country faces. Why not use this factsheet as a discussion starter, handout or a poster for a class display? 

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Ebola: The myths and facts - teaching resources

Dispel the myths and learn the facts about the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa. This resource includes a quiz, photo-slideshow, maps, activity and infographic, and is suitable for an assembly or class lesson. Adaptable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.

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Nigeria factsheet

This simple and colourful factsheet is great for classes from KS1 upwards. Our Nigeria factsheet contains facts about its population, currency and climate, as well as information on the big issues facing Africa's wealthiest country. Why not use this factsheet as a discussion starter, handout or as a poster for a class display?

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