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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.
Second graders study the physical attributes of Kenya and compare these attributes to Africa. They research the language, clothing, location and foods found in Kenya. They utilize websites imbedded in this plan to augment their research.
Students study Kenya's culture and see how people and things can be different and similar at the same time. They create a pictograph of objects from each culture that are used in similar ways and examine a few Swahili words.
High schoolers explore Kenya. In this Kenya lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the political and economic issues the country is facing. High schoolers compare life in Kenya to life in the United States.
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.
Students compare the responsibilities and rights of women in the US and in Kenya. They examine how gender affects societal roles.
Students view provided Power Point presentations about dolphins and sea turtles in Kenya and practice species identification using photographs. In this marine taxonomy lesson, students watch video clips and read articles on dolphin and sea turtle research. They practice species identification using photographs.
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.
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. Many questions are presented for class members to discuss. You may want to consider the suggested extension activities in order to provide reinforcement of the information gleaned through the Internet journey. 
High schoolers examine the "quiet crisis," the lack of clean water, by reading articles and viewing video clips. They discuss the situations in Ethiopia, Yemen, Kenya, and Nepal. There are two options for the instructional activity, but one of them requires a DVD for which there is no information on how to obtain a copy. Aside from this problem, there is plenty of other information here that you can use to increase awareness in your environmental studies class about the global water dilemma. A data sheet is included on which individuals can collect information about each country.
Students describe the impact of population growth on the environment. They describe how cities affect their surrounding environment and explain how cities are handling growth and its resulting effect on the quality of life. They visit the CIA World Fact book Web site and read the information posted about Kenya.
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
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. Extend the lesson to focus on citing textual evidence in informational text, as well as evaluating claims in a text.
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.
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. A great activity has your class create a mural together.
Young scholars investigate cultures located along the equator. In this geography skills instructional activity, students research the geography, history, culture, and tourism of Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Brazil, and Singapore. Young scholars write an article based on their findings that include bibliographies.
Students explore the daily use of water in Kenya and Ghana. In this Peace Corps lesson, students compare similarities and differences between water use by people in Kenya and Ghana and their own communities as they create books that compare access to water in the United States, Kenya, and Ghana.
Students create K/W/L (Know/Want to Know/Learned) charts to study the political violence following Kenya's 2008 presidential elections. They draw connections between this and other events currently taking place around the world.
Students examine the land use values of a variety of people in Kenya. They determine how these differences can cause conflict among those who use the same land area. They look at the conflict from different points of view and they attempt to find solutions.
Students research the equator without leaving the classroom. They work in groups to take a virtual tour of one of the following five countries on the equator: Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Brazil, or Singapore. Students learn what the term encyclopedia means. They review the basics of note taking.