ERIC Number: ED456082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Madagascar Adventure. Water in Africa.
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. Intended for use with middle school students, this unit can be used in geography and technology integration classes. One class period a day for two or three weeks is suggested. Students, grouped in small research teams, will simulate a trip to Madagascar through the Peace Corps' Water in Africa resources about Madagascar and other related Web sites. Using online research, students will explore the effect of slash/burn agriculture on Madagascar's people, environment, and lemurs. Students will create technology enhanced presentations of their findings and present viable alternatives for both using and protecting Madagascar's natural resources. The unit lists materials needed, outlines applicable standards, poses discussion questions, and lists student objectives. It details day-by-day procedures and suggests assessment activities and follow-up/enrichment activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Cultural Background, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Hydrology, Middle Schools, National Standards, Natural Resources, Physical Geography, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Research, Technology Integration, Travel
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: email@example.com. 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: Madagascar