Tanzania Teacher Resources
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This Is Tanzania
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.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
The Physical Geography of Tanzania
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.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Socialist and Market Economies in 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.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folk Tale
"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.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
This Is Tanzania
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.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa
Learners explore water usage around the world. In this "water" social studies lesson plan, students brainstorm ways in which water is used. Learners 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.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Day-to-Day Life in a Small African Village
Young scholars 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.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Volcanoes in Washington State and Tanzania
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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Day to Day Life in a Small African Village
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.
4th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Traditional African Society
Engaging your class in African culture and traditions, this presentation provides photographs, historical contexts, and societal structures from different African tribes. It poses discussion topics about the benefits and disadvantages of tribalism, and the effect of urbanization on these cultures.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Elizabeti's Series--Classroom Guide
Second graders explore the books in the Elizabeti Series. In this reading comprehension instructional activity, 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.
2nd English Language Arts
Mars - The Xtreme - o - Philes
What conditions are necessary for life? Is it the same for all lifeforms? What biotic and abiotic factors would need to be changed to make it possible for human life on Mars? Answer these questions and more in a fun instructional activity designed to get kids thinking about what life is and what is needed to support it.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Rwanda, Past and Present
Explore the deep and lasting impact of European colonialism on the African continent through the lens of the Rwandan nation. Class members will take part in an experiential activity as Hutus and Tutsis, analyzing the divisive conflict between the two groups, and then take guided notes on the history of Rwanda and the scramble for Africa.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable