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In this Tanzania learning exercise, students read a 1-page case study and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the case study.
Students investigate travel and safari possibilities in Tanzania and the many national parks and natural wonders there. They read about possible problems that travelers may encounter and make their own plans for an African Safari.
Students explore Tanzania. In this geography skills lesson, students read This is Tanzania by Richard Lupinsky, Jr. and discuss the impact that volcanoes have had on the nation. Students analyze the imagery in Lupinsky's piece and create pictures that capture the descriptions.
Students begin the lesson by locating Tanzania on a world map. While reading an article, they note what the author's opinion is of the people who live there and discover the connection the people have with the land. They examine the history of volcanoes in the area and identify the types of wildlife making Tanzania their home.
Learners study the volcanic history and the wildlife of Tanzania. They examine how most Tanzanians live on a subsistence agricultural economy.
Students research volcanoes in Washington State and in Tanzania and create a poster on one specific volcano in each area. Once research is complete on each area, students compare and contrast volcanoes in Washington State and Tanzania.
How did Tanzania transition from a socialist to a market economic system? This challenging group research project has scholars examining the change through these structural adjustment policies: trade liberalization, privatization, cost sharing, and devaluation. After research, groups present findings. A presentation rubric, PowerPoint, and Web Quest are included. However, the WebQuest has multiple errors and isn't student-friendly. Linked resources are difficult to understand.
Students experience just a bit of what it's like living in a village in Tanzania-from language to geography to health and hygiene issues. They compare aspects of school and home life in the United States with those in Tanzania and describe some of the health issues in East Africa.
In this flag of Tanzania worksheet, students read the history and symbolism of the flag, then color it according to the directions.
In this Tanzania learning exercise, students label countries, cities, landmarks, rivers, and more that make up Tanzania. Students label 10 items.
Students explore water usage around the world. In this "water" social studies lesson, students brainstorm ways in which water is used. Students visit the Water in Africa website to view pictures of water usage in Africa. Students write a story that compares water use by children in the United States with water use by children in Africa.
Students analyze what it is like to live in an African village. They locate Tanzania on a map and compare life there to life here in the United States. They write about the health issues in East Africa.
Students analyze life in a village of Tanzania including its language, geography, health, and hygiene issues. In this African village lesson, students locate Tanzania and its capital city on a map. Students compare aspects of school and home life in the United States with those in Tanzania. Students research the health issues in East Africa.
Students say hello in five different languages (Spanish, Swahili, French, Portuguese, and Japanese). They are introduced to the countries of these languages (Mexico, Tanzania Africa, France, Brazil, and Japan).
"The Hare and the Water," a Tanzanian folk tale, lends a global perspective to literary analysis. Learners spend the first two days reading and storyboarding. On day three, they examine folk tale elements (worksheet included), and design new outcomes for the story's antagonist. Finally, scholars visit a website to connect the folk tale to life in Tanzanian villages. A group illustration project synthesizes the lesson, and a rubric is available.
Second graders explore the books in the Elizabeti Series. For this reading comprehension lesson, young readers discuss pre-reading focus questions about their feelings on the first day of school. They investigate the book and describe the characters they see. Various activities are included with this lesson, including vocabulary words, reading response questions, math and science assignments.
Students focus on tool use by primates, examining in particular the tools chimpanzees use. They create similar tools themselves, and think critically about the differences and similarities between human and other primate tool use.
Students discover the 3 heritages of Africa. In this African studies lesson plan, students discover how these heritages combine in African culture as they examine the Oral History and the Bakari Scrapbook in which Bakari’s life comes alive and then identify how the three heritages influenced Bakari’s life.
Students create a family history report. For this ancestry lesson, students interview family members and report their own personal family tree. Students present family artifacts to the class.
Students read articles to examine refugee life for Rwandans in Tanzania and Somalis in Ethiopia. They compare their own lives to the living conditions of the refugees and discuss basic human rights.