ERIC Number: ED456083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating Our Connections through Water. 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. In this unit, students reflect on the role of water in ceremonies and celebrations around the world. Peace Corps Volunteer vignettes provide the basis for researching and collecting data, which is organized into a class retrieval chart. As a culminating activity, students create learning stations and host a celebration of Water Day for younger students. The unit partners older elementary or middle school students with a class in grades 2-4. It can be used in language arts, social studies, reading, art, or foreign language classes and needs two weeks to complete. The unit lists materials needed, outlines applicable standards, poses discussion questions, and lists student objectives. It details day-by-day procedures for the teacher and suggests assessment and follow-up/enrichment activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Ceremonies, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Hydrology, National Standards, Physical Geography, Social Studies, Student Research, Thematic Approach, 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: 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: Africa