ERIC Number: ED457083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa. 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 children's interactions with water to help them compare and contrast their lives with those of children in Kenya and Tanzania. It looks at the ways access to water helps define children's roles in the family, and how this shapes culture. The unit contains many photos of daily activities in Kenya and Tanzania. Students will write essays and create pictures to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts. The unit can be used in language arts, geography, art, or mathematics classes. Four to six 40-minute classes 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 nine print and on-line resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Children, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Approach, 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: 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: Africa; Kenya; Tanzania; United States