West Africa teaching resources

Explore a range of West Africa teaching resources for use in the primary and secondary school classroom, designed to help teachers get the most out of this website.

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  • Introduction to West Africa through primary source...

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 7 to 11 Subject: History

    This interweaving of art, communication forms, languages and writing systems lends itself beautifully to cross-curricula...

  • Key historical events that shape the circulation o...

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16 Subject: History

    Transatlantic slavery is one of the biggest histories of forced mass migration and human exploitation. What are some the...

  • Language systems: words, symbols, objects, and pic...

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 7 to 11 Subject: History

    West African peoples have created, and still use, a vast range of languages. This activity enables students to identify...

  • Stories of the past to shape the present

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16 Subject: History

    In this activity, the students will take two art forms as foundation for a debate about the pros and cons of using ‘stor...

  • Who tells the story? West African writers and voic...

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16 Subject: History

    Writers of West African descent played a crucial role in the movement for abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Th...

  • Word, symbol and song: reading the image

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 7 to 11 Subject: History

    This activity will explore what questions do we need to ask of the image to find out its strength as evidence about the...