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All About Kenya
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.
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.
The Sound of Music in Kenya
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.
A Country Recovering from Crisis--Kenya
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.
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 Lesson: Kenya
Students consider how recent historical events have impacted Kenya. In this global studies lesson plan, students visit selected websites to discover information about President Mwai Kibaki, Kenya's statistics, and Swahili. Students share their findings and debate the controversial issues of the country.
The Role of Women in the United States and Kenya
Students compare the responsibilities and rights of women in the US and in Kenya. They examine how gender affects societal roles.
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.
Marine Biology: Dolphins and Sea Turtles of Kenya, East Africa
Students view provided Power Point presentations about dolphins and sea turtles in Kenya and practice species identification using photographs. For this marine taxonomy lesson, students watch video clips and read articles on dolphin and sea turtle research. They practice species identification using photographs.
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. 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.
The Global Water Crisis
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 lesson plan, 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.
World Travel: Italy and Kenya
In this World Travel: Italy and Kenya worksheet, students locate and write the meaning and source of ten Roman quotations, then learn to count in Swahili.
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.
World in the Balance
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 instructional activity, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
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. Extend the lesson to focus on citing textual evidence in informational text, as well as evaluating claims in a text.
African Ecology and Art
Explore Samburu culture as young scholars 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.
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.
Kenya Bees Save Elephants
Students read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about a new study that helps to save Kenyan elephants. They assess key vocabulary terms found within the article, answer a variety of comprehension questions and then create a modern folktale.
The Country of Kenya
In this map completion activity, students observe a map and map scale of Kenya to find and label bodies of water, cities, countries, and the equator. Students answer 11 questions.
Splish-Splash: Daily Use of Water
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.