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Weather and Water in Ghana
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.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
WebQuest: Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana
Young scholars participate in a webquest regarding Guinea worm disease. In this Guinea worm disease lesson plan, students gather background information regarding the waterborne illness in Ghana. Young scholars use the information they gather to make PSAs pertaining to their plans to eradicate the disease.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Barrels and Buckets: Access to Water - What Would It Be Like to Live in Africa?
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 27 Downloads
Africa: Research Project
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 38 Downloads
Comparing Characters from a Story
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.
K - 1st Language Arts 7 Views 25 Downloads
Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 31 Views 29 Downloads
Young scholars 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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
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.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 13 Downloads
Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
Students study the ancient African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They brainstorm what they know about ancient African kingdoms before investigating the trade and barter situations, and researching one of the kingdoms for an oral presentation.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 20 Views 87 Downloads
Social Justice-Water in Developing Countries
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.
5th - 7th Science 30 Views 112 Downloads
Webquest: Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana
Students examine the impact of Guinea Worm Disease. In this world issues lesson, students take on the roles of Peace Corps Volunteers. Students will apply their knowledge of the Guinea worm life cycle to create a plan for eradicating the disease.
6th - 12th Science 4 Views 6 Downloads
A Trip Around the World
How do the rights of citizens in other countries, such as India, Germany, Brazil, and Iran, compare to those of Americans? Take a closer look at the provisions of various foreign constitutions, and compare and contrast the protections and responsibilities of citizens around the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Golden Age: Three West African Empires
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms. In this World History lesson, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students present their kingdom to the class.
7th Social Studies & History 28 Views 159 Downloads
African Independence Movements
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 35 Views 84 Downloads
Reading About Children from Other Places in the World: Structured Research Project
Students 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.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 7 Downloads
Ghana's Tropical Rainforests: What Does Their Future Have To Do With Us?
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.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
One Hen: Biography of a Boy in Ghana Who Builds an Egg Business
Students participate in activities focusing on the book "One Hen". In this "One Hen" instructional 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.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 37 Downloads