ERIC Number: ED455184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Photomontage. 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, "Photomontage," has students create a photomontage using essays and photographs provided by Peace Corps volunteers. The photomontage is calculated to focus attention on or alter viewers' attitudes regarding environmental issues in the United States and Africa. Students, while creating the photomontage, will challenge themselves to ask the question "What is this photograph about?" rather than "What do I see a photograph of?" Intended for use with high school students, the unit can be used in visual arts and language arts classes. Five to seven 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. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Critical Viewing, Curriculum Enrichment, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Language Arts, National Standards, Photographs, Social Studies, Visual Arts
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; United States