ERIC Number: ED399206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
What Do We Need To Live on Planet Earth? A Case Study of Traditional Rural Life in East Africa. A Curriculum Unit for History and Social Studies, Grades 2-4.
Murphey, Carol; Wallace, Kendra R.
The unit focuses on the lifestyles of two social groups in East Africa: the traditional nomadic Masai and the traditional agrarian Kikuyu. The activities engage students in an exploration of the dynamic interactions between these people and the animals that share the same land. Activities include: (1) "Houses"; (2) "Elephants"; (3) "Who Gets To Survive?"; (4) "Cool, Clear Water"; and (5) "Stories Can Tell." The closing activity is "Reflecting on the Things Needed To Maintain Life." The unit emphasis is intended to provide a lens through which students may examine the concept of survival through a vantage point outside of their daily reality; such a perspective can expand their knowledge about themselves and their relationship to the diverse world in which they live. (EH)
Descriptors: African Culture, Animals, Culture, Earth Science, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environment, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Social Studies, Sustainable Development, Zoology
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Africa