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David Livingstone (clip 1)
An account of the life of David Livingstone (1813 – 1873). This Docu-drama depicts the life of the famous Victorian explorer and missionary including a dramatised account of his expedition through Africa where he encounters various African settlers. Shots include African native people dancing, a dramatisation of his missionary work, an exploration team walking beside a wagon through the Kalahari Desert, vultures feeding on dead animals, and shots of slaves, snakes, lions, crocodiles as well as the exploration team hacking through the forest.
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Geography: Find out where Kuruman is. Look at it on Google Earth.
English: Write a story from the perspective of one of the African natives about Livingstone’s arrival.
Social History / RME: Compare David Livingstone to Mary Slessor (She Blazed a Trail). Research the differences and similarities in their work. Create a short powerpoint presentation/film or presentation incorporating clips from both films.
Social History / Economics / Geography: Research Glasgow’s place in the slave trade. How long did it continue? Find out what the slaves were traded for? What famous Glaswegian were involved? Develop a presentation to your class including approporiate images.
RME / Geograph / History / Victorians: Slavery was official abolished in 1833 but still carries on. Research modern examples and present your findings.
Debate: This house believes that Glasgow’s wealth was founded on the slave trade. Should we now make amends?
English: Imagine you were David Livingstone setting off on your expedition. Write a diary entry for how you felt about the expedition and what you encountered.
Religious Education: Find out about missionaries today.
History: Research Scot’s of the Victorian period – who were they and what did they do.
Health and Wellbeing / Science / Biology: Research malaria and find out how it is spread and how it is prevented.
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