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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.
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 discuss how they can promote change. For 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 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.
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.
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.