Lesson plans and country resources
To help teachers educate students and pupils about the lives of children across the world our charity has developed a set of lesson plans which are free to download and easy to use.
All lesson plans come complete with resources and the teacher's notes are easy to follow. They're perfect to just print off and bring to the classroom, or to use to pick and choose between the different activities:
|Assembly notes to be used with film clips from the film 'Africa United' (available online)
||geography citizenship PSHE
|Angola||An SOS Children's Village
||Using flash cards and working in small groups, pupils are encouraged to agree on needs of orphaned and abandoned children in Angola
||geography citizenship english
|Gambia||A visit to an SOS Children's Village
||A board game through which pupils can explore life in the SOS Children's Village in Basse, the Gambia.
||KS3+, or KS1-2 with assistance.
||Encourages pupils to think about why child labour is so common in some countries, and how they can help to stop the practice.
||geography citizenship english
||Encourages pupils to think about why child labour is so common in some countries, and how they can help to stop the practice. This version includes an interactive role play.
||KS4+||geography citizenship english
||This lesson focuses on the impact HIV/AIDS has on Malawian society, and presents some of the challenges those working for SOS Children in the country face.
||KS4+||geography PSHE citizenship english
|Pakistan||Flood disaster (KS1-2 and KS 3-4)
||This lesson plan uses a fictional story which gives pupils a chance to think about the challenges children in Pakistan faced after the flood disaster in 2010.
|Pakistan||Flood disaster - assembly.
||An assembly introducing the flood disaster which affected Pakistan in 2010.
||All levels, but teacher pre-viewing is recommended.
||Includes an activity where students are given the chance to understand more of what it would be like to be a child soldier.
teacher pre-viewing recommended.
|geography citizenship english
|USA||SOS Children in the USA
||This lesson draws attention to how orphaned and abandoned children is not a problem in just developing countries, but also in developed countries. Introduces students to social issues in the US, providing a platform to discuss similar matters in the UK.
||KS4||geography citizenship english
Our Africa teaching resources
We also have a collection of information and films made by children in our SOS Children's Villages across Africa on www.our-africa.org. There are also a number of Our Africa teaching resources which you can use in the classroom or as homework exercises.
We have a number of resources available for scouts and scout groups which you can download and use.
If you want information about the work of our charity in particular countries you can find that here:
All the countries we support in the UK are listed below:
To find out more
Go to our 'find out more' section to get in contact with our Education Coordinator and to learn more about how your school can work together with SOS Children to help improve children's lives.