ERIC Number: ED457084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Drip Drop: Access to 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 students, is designed to facilitate students' understandings of access to 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 access to water in the United States, Kenya, and Ghana. An overall goal is to develop students' understandings of the similarities and differences of water use by the people in Kenyan and Ghanaian communities and their own community. The unit, which contains many photos of Kenya and Ghana, can be used in reading and writing classes. Two to three weeks 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, gives a reading rubric and a writing rubric for assessment, suggests follow-up/enrichment activities, and lists five print resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Community Resources, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Geography, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Primary Education, Social Studies, 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; United States