Mosquito Bites – Small bites, big threat
This short primary schools resource explores the theme of malaria, explaining what malaria is and how it is a health and development issue that affects millions of people around the world.
Mosquito Bites also encourages pupils to get involved in combatting malaria through a range of awareness raising and classroom-based actions.
This colourful 14-page resource for primary schools ash been designed to mark World Health Day (April 7th) and World Malaria Day (April 25th).
Mosquito Bites explores the theme of malaria and explains what malaria is and how it is a health and development issue that affects millions of people around the world. It uses the work of GOAL in relation to malaria and includes a real-life case study of children from Sudan. This resource also encourages a range of actions that classes can take in combatting and raising awareness about malaria in schools.
This resource can be used to explore how malaria is a development issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using this resource can help you to:
- Cover the ‘trade and development issues’ section of the geography curriculum
- Explore development education issues with your class
- Increase your pupils’ awareness of malaria as a health and development issue
- Mark World Health Day and/or World Malaria Day in your classroom and school
- Play a part in combatting malaria!
As well as brief lesson plans (learning objectives, ideas for teaching etc) and ‘did you know?’ boxes the resource includes helpful introductory text on the impact of malaria to the human body, ‘What is malaria?’ ‘What can be done about malaria?’ and info what has GOAL done to tackle malaria.