FREE TRIAL OF THE AWRA AMBA EXPERIENCE

Take your class to a unique gender-equal democracy and successful social enterprise in Ethiopia, with this outstanding resource. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.

The Awra Amba Experience is a beautiful and immersive interactive learning environment, where pupils can explore the Awra Amba village in Ethiopia and draw inspiration from some remarkable stories.

The trial offers full access to one of the ten explorable environments in the experience, with focus on the theme of gender equality. The package includes a free PDF lesson plan, so teachers can easily deliver a rich and engaging classroom experience using the resource. All Awra Amba lesson plans are cross-curricular and flexible, ideal for KS2 & KS3 Citizenship, as well as English / Literacy, Geography, PSHE, RE and SMSC.

Once signed up, you’ll receive an email with your trial account, the PDF lesson plan and details on how most schools in England can get the full resource for free!

‘Awra Amba is a beautifully produced, inspiring resource from which much can be learned about community, equality, enterprise and generosity. This is an opportunity not to be missed!’

Marguerite Heath, Programme Director – Citizenship Foundation

 

THE TEACHER’S GUIDE

The Awra Amba Experience digital learning environment opens a door to Awra Amba, where users are able to explore the village and experience life in the community. 

The digital learning environment and the easily modifiable materials in the teacher’s guide make a unique learning experience possible in every classroom. The approach is holistic, fresh and contemporary, in the spirit of the village itself. 

The teacher’s guide makes it easy to bring Awra Amba into the school. The Awra Amba Experience has been designed by pedagogic experts in Finland and the United Kingdom to help teachers impart and foster knowledge and skills for 21st Century Learning. The guide also includes assessment material that helps the students to plan the learning process and to recognise learning. 

The Awra Amba Experience is more than an e-learning environment or a global education material package – it’s a flexible source of experiences and materials made by various experts, readily tailorable into an exciting field trip to a fascinating part of Northern Ethiopia.

 

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WHAT TOPICS DOES THE AWRA AMBA EXPERIENCE COVER?

The Awra Amba Experience is a great source for approaching a variety of different phenomena and themes from multiple perspectives. Awra Amba is a self-sustaining community that is a microcosm for a well functioning society, and this is vividly reflected through the digital learning environment, comprised of ten explorable interactive spaces, each associated with a different global theme. Awra Amba has its own schools, clinic, weaving factories, finance office, and an efficient democratic system for making important decisions.

The Awra Amba Experience and the accompanying learning materials are strongly linked to the following topics:

  • Society
  • Gender equality
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Decision-making
  • Africa

 

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HOW CAN I USE THE TEACHER’S GUIDE IN MY TEACHING?

The Awra Amba Experience teacher’s guide helps teachers to easily construct a suitable study unit according to the time they have available.

The guide contains eleven ready-to-use lesson plans, each titled by the core topic of the lesson. The activity instructions for the students are collected onto a slide show, so that the teacher can easily show the instructions to the students.

In addition, the materials in the guide include the film scripts with keywords associated with each film. This helps the teacher to prepare for the lesson without having to watch the films in advance.

The student self-assessment forms can be used before starting to work with The Awra Amba Experience and after the final lesson. The assessment is designed to help the student plan and prepare for the individual learning process, and to recognize and construct a better understanding of the process.

Wishing you an inspiring learning journey through Awra Amba!