ERIC Number: ED457081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Precious Droplets: The Value of Water. Water in Africa.
Franz, Kristi Rennebohm
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, intended for primary grade students, is designed to facilitate students' understandings of the value of water through reading stories from Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Kenya (East African region) and Ghana (West African region). Each student will make a book comparing the value of water in the United States, Kenya, and Ghana. An overall goal is to develop students' understandings of the similarities and differences of how the people in Kenyan and Ghanaian communities and their own community value water. The unit can be used in reading and writing classes. Two to three weeks is needed 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, discusses reading and writing assessment, suggests follow-up/enrichment activities, and lists five print resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Geography, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Primary Education, Social Studies, Water, Water Resources
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: Ghana; Kenya