ERIC Number: ED455181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Water: A Source of Life and Culture. Water in Africa.
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers. As part of an expanded, detailed design, resources were collected from over 90 volunteers serving in African countries, photos and stories were prepared, and standards-based learning units were created for K-12 students. This unit, "Water as a Source of Life and Culture," aims to have students uncover the role water plays in daily life. Intended for use with high school students, the unit can be used in visual arts, language arts, and geography classes. Six to eight class periods of 45 minutes each are suggested. The unit lists materials needed, outlines applicable standards, provides essential questions, and gives student objectives. It details day-by-day procedures, assessment activities, and follow-up/enrichment activities. Appended are a map of Africa and handout sheets. (BT)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Geography, High Schools, Hydrology, Language Arts, National Standards, Physical Environment, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Water
Peace Corps, World Wise Schools, 1111 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20526. Tel: 800-424-8580 x1450 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-692-1421; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For Full Text: http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/water/africa/lessons/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Office of World Wise Schools.
Identifiers - Location: Africa