ERIC Number: ED457082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Climate and Water in Ghana. 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 third to fifth grade students, this unit uses the dramatic contrast between the rainy season and the dry season in West Africa--specifically Ghana--to help students learn about climate. Student will define climate, cite its features, discover their area's climate, and apply this knowledge to their study of the ways climate affects people and the environment. The unit can be used in science or geography classes. Four days are 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, provides a rubric for assessment, suggests follow-up/enrichment activities, and lists nine print and on-line resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Climate, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Environment, Social Studies, 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: Ghana