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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.
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.
Students compare water access in the United States with that of Africa. In this water access lesson plan, 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.
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, 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 consider how recent historical events have impacted Kenya. In this global studies instructional activity, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. A very detailed plan complete with additional materials, this would be great in an environmental studies class or in a humanities class. Since the lesson plan is based on close analysis of given materials, science and English teachers could collaborate to make it happen!
Analyze characterization in literature. Readers use "Three Shots," from The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway and complete classroom activities that require them to apply literary analysis techniques. They write their own short stories that feature character development, conflict, and themes.