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ERIC Number: ED456079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Water: From Neglect to Respect. Water in Africa.
Cohen, Amy
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers, World Wise Schools (WWS) classroom teachers, and WWS staff members. 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: From Neglect to Respect," aims to make students in grades 5-8 more aware of the ways in which they are dependent upon water to maintain their standards of living. By comparing water use in Lesotho to water use in the United States, students realize that they may be taking for granted a substance which is considered precious in other parts of the world. Activities develop students' graphing, estimating, and writing skills. The unit suggests a timeframe, curricular areas, materials needed, standards, discussion questions, objectives, a detailed procedure, assessment information, and follow-up/enrichment activities. Attached are photos of Lesotho and stories from Lesotho about water and culture. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Office of World Wise Schools.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Lesotho