ERIC Number: ED457079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folktale. 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, third to fifth grade students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folktale about animals collaborating to dig a well. Students can make connections between the message in the tale and contemporary life in Tanzania as shown through pictures on the Water in Africa Web site. They will create original conclusions to the tale and cooperatively illustrate the folktale using oil pastels. The unit can be used in language arts, social studies, art, or behavior studies classes. Five 45-minute class periods are suggested for completion. The unit lists materials needed, outlines applicable standards, poses discussion questions, and gives student objectives. It details day-by-day procedures for the teacher, suggests assessment and follow-up/enrichment activities, and lists five on-line resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Geography, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literary Devices, Social Studies, Tales, 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: 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: Tanzania