How to use this resource

Mama Africa has been put together by researchers, artists and teachers to challenge popular perceptions about Africa and about African history. Have a look at the video below to find out what other teachers and pupils are saying about their experience in using it.

Mama Africa is based around the topics listed on the main menu and on the Home Page. Each topic has a main question followed by a range of tasks to help you explore it. There are no right or wrong answers. The resource provides some examples of how the questions might be tackled, but the intention is that teachers can open up a topic as they see fit. Responses could be in the form of written work or could be an interpretive spoken word piece or a work of art. The intention is to engage pupils with unfamiliar subjects and help them to research along whichever path they choose, with their teacher’s guidance.

On the toolbar at the top (and sometimes elsewhere) you will find these icons:

Click this icon to go to the appropriate Teacher’s Resource page for that Topic.
(or to the Teacher’s Resource index page for the site).

book-icon - national curriculumClick this icon to see how the Topic connects to the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 to 4.
(or to the main National Curriculum index page for the site).

signpost icon - how to use resourceClick this icon to return to this ‘how to’ page.

back buttonClick this icon to go back to the previous page you visited.

top buttonClick this icon to go back to the top of the current page.


See also

Teacher’s Resource index page

National Curriculum index page

About Mama Africa