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Learners 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 explore Kenya. In this Kenya lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the political and economic issues the country is facing. Students compare life in Kenya to life in the United States.
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.
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.
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 activity 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 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.
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers write an article based on their findings that include bibliographies.
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.
In this map completion learning exercise, 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.
In this Kenya worksheet, students read the history and directions of the Kenya flag. Students then color the flag according to the directions.
In this Kenya's Family Reunion worksheet, students read the book Kenya's Family Reunion and complete short answer questions about it. Students complete 9 questions total.
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.
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.
In this English learning exercise, students read "Kenya Disposes of Disposable Bags," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
In this English worksheet, students read "Baracks and Obamas Born in Kenya," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
In this English worksheet, students read "Kenya's First Lady Runs Amok," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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.