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Students explore the climate and food sources of Ghana. In this lesson on climate students view diagrams of global convection and complete a convection experiment.
Students research the rainy and dry season to investigate Africa's weather. In this African weather lesson, students use the given websites to research the rainy and dry seasons of Ghana in Africa. Students then read stories about life in Ghana. Students create a wall mural including their original pictures, poetry, or stories that tell what life in Ghana would be like.
Students examine the human impact on the tropical rainforests of Ghana, and the connection to people in other countries. They research the threats to rainforests by writing a campaigning leaflet and newspaper article.
Students participate in activities focusing on the book "One Hen". In this "One Hen" activity, students identify characteristics of Ghana and discuss the story elements. The website www.onehen.org is an important resource to use with this lesson plan.
Students participate in a webquest regarding Guinea worm disease. For this Guinea worm disease lesson, students gather background information regarding the waterborne illness in Ghana. Students use the information they gather to make PSAs pertaining to their plans to eradicate the disease.
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Big Mama and Grandma Ghana. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
In this ancient African civilizations worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions about the civilization of Ghana.
Students explore how water shortage affects everyday life. In this social justice lesson, students discuss information about water shortage in Ghana. A water shortage simulation/game is played in which a "Canadian" team starts with a larger water supply than the "Ghana" team. Task cards are used to perform real life water use and the amount of water used is measured and recorded. Conclusions are drawn about how water shortage impacts the quality of life.
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms. For this World History lesson, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students present their kingdom to the class.
Students compare water access in the United States with that of Africa. In this water access lesson, students located Ghana and Kenya on a globe before reading Peace Corps Volunteer accounts of the difficulty of accessing clean water. They write a book that compares water access in America with Kenya and Ghana.
Here is a great way to prepare the class for a research project. Instead of drawing up an outline, they hit the books to create a foldable about their topic. They research to answer 28 questions about Ghana, Songhi, and Mali.
A Venn diagram template is used to compare the two characters from Big Mama and Grandma Ghana by Angela Shelf Meaderis. Learners must categorize them by looks, actions, and personality traits. The second part of this instructional activity is for the computer lab and requires sorting pictures. Note: Re-teaching and enrichment activities are included at the end of this lesson plan.
In this African independence movement worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions that accompany a reading selection featuring Uganda, Guinea, Kenya, and Ghana. Students also complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
Africa was home to many great ancient civilizations, this presentation covers aspect of 4 of them. Middle schoolers explore aspects of civilizations from Nubia, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay. Topics covered are achievements, culture, great rulers, and religion. A wonderful resource! Have the class research North African civilizations and write a compare and contrast essay.
Students examine colors, patterns, and meanings of the designs in a traditional form of weaving from Ghana called a Kente cloth. They create a replica drawing of a Kente cloth using paper and Crayola Overwriters Markers. Drawings can be duplicates of authentic patterns or may be created using own symbols.
Students investigate lullabies from Ghana, Poland, and India. In this music lesson, students learn several lullabies from several countries and find the rhythm and pulse within each song.
Young scholars read about children in Ghana, Sri Lanka and Haiti. They compare these children to themselves in a structured lesson that focuses on note taking and research skills. Students work in groups to write a short essay about the presented information.
In this Map of Ghana worksheet, learners are given a blank map and key. They are told to label major features and color according to directions.
Students design an African celebration in the classroom. In this multicultural lesson, students use prior knowledge of the culture of Ghana to create a celebration. Students play African music, dance to the music, eat African foods, etc.
Young scholars examine the impact of Guinea Worm Disease. In this world issues lesson plan, students take on the roles of Peace Corps Volunteers. Young scholars will apply their knowledge of the Guinea worm life cycle to create a plan for eradicating the disease. They create public service announcements (PSAs) for radio broadcast to communicate their plans.