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Bowen, Dorothy – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
Africa is made up of fifty-three nations and covers an area greater than the United States, China, Japan, and Europe combined. It is estimated that more than 800 languages are spoken in Africa. Some fifty African languages have more than half a million speakers each, but many others are spoken by relatively few people (Columbia Encyclopedia 2001).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, African Culture, Class Activities
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Grady, Bev – School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2005
First and second graders can understand that the African continent is made up of many countries and cultures, especially when teachers have maps, picture books, photographs, and artifacts on hand for them to explore. It is important for young students to develop an understanding of maps and how to use them. This article offers suggestions for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Grade 2, Maps
Dennis, Sarah – 2003
Providing students with the opportunity to study different cultures increases their global understanding and helps foster tolerance of cultural differences. In this lesson, grade 3-5 students read folk tales from Japan, Wales, and Africa and depict the stories visually for purposes of retelling. Students also research the countries and share a…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 2002
Peace Corps volunteers are perceived as role models, technical specialists, teachers, counselors, heroes, and friends. This idea book shares specific ideas and frameworks for transferring the potential for positive guidance into classrooms and communities around the world. It concentrates on activities and strategies that increase girls' access…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Classroom Environment, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education
Martz, Carlton – Bill of Rights in Action, 2001
This publication explores issues related to Africa. It examines the U.S. response to the Barbary pirate states (Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli) in the early 19th century; the current AIDS crisis in Africa; and 14th century Mali and other Islamic lands through the eyes of Ibn Battuta, who traveled throughout the Muslim world. Each article…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Current Events, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions
Lynn, Karen – 2001
This lesson plan can be used in social studies, language arts, or library research. The instructional objective is for students to select a topic of study relating to Africa, write a thesis statement, collect information from media sources, and develop a conclusion. The teacher may assign the lesson for written or oral evaluation. The teacher…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Global Education
World Neighbors, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK. – 2001
This collection of lessons about the geography, languages, and social issues of several African countries is intended for use with students in grades 6-12. The collection contains five lesson plans: (1) "Africa Physically" (Mark Stahl); (2) "Comparisons of Education in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Oklahoma" (Rita Geiger) (Handout…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Economics, Foreign Countries
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed. – 2001
This model lesson for sixth graders about the beginnings of civilization in the Near East and Africa aims to have students focus on the cultural and geographical features of a region: landforms, climate, and vegetation. The lesson features three major topics: (1) Sumer and Mesopotamia, (2) Egypt, and (3) Kush. It addresses the uses and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Ancient History, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed. – 2001
California State Standard 7.4 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa. Seventh-grade students focus on the Niger River and the growth of the Mali and Ghana empires; analyze the importance…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, African History, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries
Maher, Robert – 2000
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…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations
Maher, Robert – 2000
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…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Children, Comparative Analysis
McKoski, David – 2000
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers. 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, "Water as a…
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment
Garrett, Carly Sporer – 2000
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers. 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, "Water…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries
Garrett, Carly Sporer – 2000
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers. 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, "Water-Borne…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Diseases, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions
McKoski, David – 2000
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers. 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,…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Critical Viewing, Curriculum Enrichment, Environmental Education
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