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It Takes a Village
Lead your class in an activity about word associations related to professions and gender. After reading a New York Times article, class members identify the roles of women in Kenya and how they are challenging tradition. In groups, learners research the situation of women in a specific country and discuss how roles can be changed.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
African Ecology and Art
Explore Samburu culture as students examine art work by many artists and compare and contrast their styles. They view Kenyan images and find Kenya on the map. Students identify conflict in the animal world and draw animals and record in journals what they have learned.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Planting the Tress of Kenya Reinforcing Activity
Students discuss how they can promote change. In this environment lesson, students read the book Planting the Trees of Kenya:The Story of Wangari Maathai by Straus and Giroux Farrar. They discuss how they can change their environment too. This lesson includes multiple links to web resources, suggested extensions, and an assessment.
2nd - 4th Science
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 English Language Arts
Students investigate cultures located along the equator. In this geography skills lesson, students research the geography, history, culture, and tourism of Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Brazil, and Singapore. Students write an article based on their findings that include bibliographies.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Although this looks to be a student-made presentation, it offers clear information and can work as an example of a finished project. The presentation provides information on Kenya, its government, current issues, society, and politics. Have learners use it as they work on similar projects of their own.
7th - 12th All
Kenya: If I Were Massai
Second graders explore the Maasai culture in Kenya and compare and contrast this culture to their own. In this lesson on African culture, 2nd graders read a variety of material pertaining to the Maasai people. Students write and draw detailed information regarding specific aspects of Maasai life.
2nd English Language Arts
The Lesson: Kenya
Young scholars consider how recent historical events have impacted Kenya. In this global studies lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about President Mwai Kibaki, Kenya's statistics, and Swahili. Young scholars share their findings and debate the controversial issues of the country.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Second graders compare and contrast daily life in the United States and Kenya. They sort, compare, and contrast different aspects of life in both countries. They demonstrate this new knowledge by writing a postcard about the differences and similarities in daily life in these two countries.
2nd Social Studies & History
Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa
Learners explore water usage around the world. In this "water" social studies lesson plan, students brainstorm ways in which water is used. Learners visit the Water in Africa website to view pictures of water usage in Africa. Students write a story that compares water use by children in the United States with water use by children in Africa.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
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
Making Informed Environmental Decisions
Using an actual case study about the Lake Turkana Dam, class members examine the controversy surrounding the issue. Pupils take on the role of one of the stakeholders, discuss the multiple perspectives involved, explore the geography of the area in question, and compose decision statements.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Exploring Downstream: Water Resources
The lack of clean water is a life-threatening plight for millions of people around the world. Through an extensive WebQuest, young environment or social studies classes compare our water availability to that of the cxitizens of Ethiopia, Kenya, India, and parts of China.
9th - 12th Science