Through our five-module course, students will explore conflict and education through the stories of individuals and communities AET has worked with in Eastern Africa. Through these active and dynamic lessons, students will learn about places and experiences that may seem very different from their familiar social surroundings, but will find out that they actually have more in common with the people who live in these places than they might have ever thought. By the end of the course, they will have a more complex understanding of this region and its issues, and also an appreciation of their own school community.
Session 1 – Perceptions of War and Africa – Introduction to course and investigating how Africa and War are portrayed to us by popular media.
Session 2 – Aid is not Enough – An investigation into the limitations of aid through a look at life in refugee camps in South Sudan.
Session 3 – Helping People Help Themselves – A look at communities surrounded by war in Somalia and how they are working towards stability.
Session 4 – Paths to Success – An examination of people recovering from war in Uganda and building strong communities that will allow people thrive.
Session 5 – Take Action – An exploration of ways they, as students, can share what they have learned and take action in their own school and community.
Options for holding a school in conflict course vary from purchasing complete teaching packages to day long courses with AET volunteers and staff, depending on the size and location of your school.
Please get in touch with Adrienne Gregory to discuss possibilities for your class or school.
The course aligns with the citizenship curriculum:
The course also supports cross-cutting learning outcomes including: