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Digital technology in Africa

Digital technology in AfricaCan digital technology can help address this challenge? Would overcoming Africa’s digital divide help tackle the more fundamental development gap?

These resources focus students to look at technological leap-frogging and how Africa's over-dependency on natural resources has shifted towards greater a utilisation of human resources.

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  • Challenge Overview Sheet PDF | MSWORD A summary sheet for the entire challenge debate
  • Lesson one plan: The development gap and Africa’s digital divide PDF | MSWORD This lesson aims to understand what economic and social problems in Africa could be assisted by technology
  • Teachers' Notes containing information and facts PDF | MSWORD
  • Worksheet resource PDF | MSWORD
  • PowerPoint (PPT)
  • Lesson two plan: Can the internet ‘unlock’ Africa’s human resources? PDF | MSWORD This lesson looks at how over-dependence on natural resources can sometimes jeopardise economic development, leading to the belief than human resources must not be neglected
  • Teachers' Notes containing information and facts PDF | MSWORD 
  • Plenary sheet PDF | MSWORD
  • Magazine article (PDF)
  • Exam Specification Overview PDF | MSWORD This document briefly summarises where the lessons link to each exam board specification (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and the IB)

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