ERIC Number: ED457077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
A Sense of 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, intended for use in middle schools, students will learn from descriptive passages in stories written by Peace Corps Volunteers in Mauritania, Morocco, and Cape Verde that illustrate how the ever present need for water can be felt, seen, and heard in the song, voice, craft, religion, and ritual of a culture. Students will organize their findings for each country and then capture this"sense of water" in a narrative poem as a final assessment. The unit can be used in language arts or geography classes. Five 45-minute class periods are suggested. The unit lists materials needed, outlines applicable standards, poses discussion questions, and gives student objectives. It details day-by-day procedures for the teacher and suggests follow-up/enrichment activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Area Studies, Benchmarking, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Descriptive Writing, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Geography, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Poetry, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Water
Peace Corps, World Wise Schools, 1111 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20526. Tel: 800-424-8580 ext. 1450 (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: Cabo Verde; Mauritania; Morocco