In this set of homeschool lesson plans from Compassion International, students learn about the West African country of Burkina Faso and design and make sports equipment from recycled materials. This lesson gives you the opportunity to teach your children about geography, reading, and writing. Our homeschool lesson plans also guide your student to identify spiritual gifts and learn how to share the gospel through play.
Supplement your homeschool lesson plans with additional information about the country of Burkina Faso, including featured stories from individuals living in the West African country, its history, culture, and religion.
Along with learning about Burkina Faso, your children will enjoy the creative activities included in these homeschool lesson plans. They will gain a greater understanding of what life is like for children in a developing country and will even get some new sports equipment to use.
Our homeschool lesson plans make a great introduction to Compassion and our programs. Your student may even wish to sponsor a child from Burkina Faso!
Country: Burkina Faso
Spiritual Emphasis: Evangelism
Scriptures: Romans 12:6-8
In this lesson, children learn about the West African country of Burkina Faso and design, make and play with sports equipment from recycled materials. Download Lesson 1 part 1.
In Part 2, children identify spiritual gifts given to God’s children and explore how God can use all of us to share the gospel through play and sports. The lesson includes creating a family plan for simplifying sports or play equipment and donating to those in need. Download Lesson 1 part 2.
Compassion's work in Burkina Faso began in the summer of 2004. Currently, more than 50,000 children participate in more than 190 child development centers.
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A visit to our Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs will provide you a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand our passion for children and to learn how long-term child development battles poverty.
In fiscal year 2015, 81.8% of Compassion's expenses went directly to program activities helping children in our programs. This is one of the highest percentages for a child sponsorship organization.
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