High School Resources


walking homeWalking Home

Written by Eric Walters

Canadian author, Eric Walters writes about a story 2 young Kenyan siblings who are forced to flee their home through political violence. Their displacement sends them to an overcrowded refugee camp and on a walking journey to find their grandparents over 100 miles away.Audio and additional pictures are found at:  http://ericwalterswalkinghome.com/







The Last Masai Warriors: An Autobiography

Written by Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana with Susan Mclelland

A story of how two young Massai became warriors, scholars and leaders in their community and the world while balancing traditional and contemporary culture.





Line of Privilege Activity

Students place themselves on a line according to how much they agree with certain statements.  This activity encourages students to think about their position of power in the world and why this may be.


Research Assignment and Presentations

Leadership in Africa:

Examine different African leaders and critique what type of leader he/she was and how (in the students opinion) did the leader help or hinder Africa?  Through their research students can list what makes a good leader and whether it would it be the same in Canada as in Africa?  Will improving access to education for disadvantaged youth make better leaders for Africa’s future development? Will putting girls education first help create more female African leaders? Why is it important to have more female leaders?

Potential African leaders to explore:

Uhuru Kenyatta – current president of Kenya

Julius Nyerere –  first president of Tanzania

Nelson Mandela – Hope students know him

Robert Mugabe – current president of Zimbabwe

Wangari Maathai – Kenyan environmental activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Current President of Liberia (First Female African President, Nobel Peace Prize)

Desmond Tutu – South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti  – Female rights activist in Nigeria

Kofi Anan – UN Secretary General, from Ghana, Nobel Peace Prize

Joseph-Desiré Mobutu – President of Congo from 1965-1997

Muammar Gaddafi – Libyan politician and anti-american dictator/revolutionary

Léopold Sédar Senghor – First president of Senegal