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Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and evaluation skills. Each lesson focuses on one of the following topics: women in Zimbabwe, agriculture, economy, education, racial issues, and land redistribution.
Are your middle and high schoolers having trouble with tests? Do they need skills to improve reading comprehension? Take the time to teach some useful strategies for both. Working together as a class or in small groups, discuss study strategies, review the RRAP reading method, practice making a study plan, and then put it all to use! Although this resource is missing links to necessary handouts, it is still an excellent source providing teachers with a great lesson idea.
Sixth graders research, study and identify a list of African countries and capitals and illustrate them on a blank map of Africa. They memorize a certain number of countries and their capitals along with whistles, pennies and other manipulative's to play a game called African Tag.
Students investigate current event issues in Zimbabwe. In this global issues lesson, students visit selected Web sites to determine why thousands of citizens were evacuated from their homes. Students examine the bureaucratic upheaval and discuss how diplomacy may help remedy the situation.