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In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Wangari Maathai and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Out of Africa Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Is It Hot, Or Not?
In this reading worksheet, learners answer 20 true/false questions about cities around the world. If an answer is false, students write the correct answer.
Is It Hot or Not?
In this research skills worksheet, students read 20 statements regarding the temperature in world cities. Students mark them as true or false and provide evidence for their answers.
Baby Elephant Orphans Get New Home, Families
Learners react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a class vote and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Close Reading of Excerpts from My Librarian Is a Camel: How Do People Access Books Around the World?
Acquaint your class with informational text through a close reading. First, examine a couple of pages together, looking at text features and content. The whole class focuses on marking down a brief summary of each paragraph before breaking off into small groups. Pupils then read independently and discuss their findings as a group. This detailed plan includes a graphic organizer for determining the main idea. Unfortunately, you will need to find the text on your own.
Your pupils will be expected to determine the meaning of words and how those words affect the meaning of a text. Help them master this skill with the ideas listed here. First, look over the two activities that could be used for your choice of text. Next, check out the provided quiz that tests learners' ability to interpret language in age-level texts. Useful for Common Core test preparation.
Students trace the presence of water-borne diseases to environmental conditions caused by humans. They describe how these diseases affect people in the developed world. They discuss possible solutions as well.
Global Health Issues
Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to help eliminate worldwide diseases.
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 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.
People and African Animals
Students draw pictures of animals living in their natural habitats with and without the effects of human impacts. Finally, they write captions describing their pictures.
Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and Indie.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - Lesson 1
Students gain a better understanding of the AIDS worldwide epidemic. They see how music is connected to other aspects of our lives and our world. They listen to and discuss multicultural music.
TE Lesson: What to Wear? What to Drink? Weather Patterns and Climatic Regions
Young scholars examine how climate affects lifestyle, clothing choices, food, and water sources. They explore climatic regions such as tropical, desert, coastal, and alpine situations. They look at the longitude and latitude, land features and weather conditions in relation to how engineers use this type of information.
Students investigate the Umoja shantytown in Miami, Florida as well as other shantytowns around the world in order to create a Web site bringing awareness to the issue of slum dwelling.
Global Issues Research Project
Students examine different global issues and share their learned information with others. Students choose a topic to research, write a research essay, conduct a survey about knowledge and attitude toward chosen topic, and create an oral and visual presentation of their researched information.
Sixth graders research, study and identify a list of African countries and capitals and illustrate them on a blank map of Africa. They memorize a certain number of countries and their capitals along with whistles, pennies and other manipulative's to play a game called African Tag.
Protecting Africa's Wildlife
Students will consider how people affect the natural environment in their home area and in Africa. They will learn about two African habitats (the savanna and the rain forest) and some of the animals that live there, and focus on how cheetahs and chimpanzees make use of their habitats.
Students study water resources that are important to the people of North American and Africa. They use satellite images and data to explore how human actions can degrade, improve, or maintain water resources. They analyze and interpret graphic data to make recommendations for improving future use of these resources.
US Policy In Somalia
Students investigate the US policy for the country of Somalia. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They locate the country and then discuss major geographical features of the areas. Students discuss the present US political relationship with Somalia.