ERIC Number: ED455182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Water Pressure. Water in Africa.
Garrett, Carly Sporer
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 Pressure," helps students look at water usage in the United States and Africa to gain a clearer understanding of the problems facing both areas as population increases and natural resources are stressed. Intended for use with high school students, the unit can be used in geography, language arts, mathematics, and world history classes. Six 50-minute class periods 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. (Lists 10 additional resources and contains handouts.) (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Geography, High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Environment, Population Growth, Social Studies, Water, World History
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