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The Physical Geography of Tanzania
Young scholars 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 3 Views 16 Downloads
This Is Tanzania
Learners 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. Learners analyze the imagery in Lupinsky's piece and create pictures that capture the descriptions.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
This Is Tanzania
Learners 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 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 3 Views 5 Downloads
Day-to-Day Life in a Small African Village
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.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads
Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa
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.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
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 7 Views 21 Downloads
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 14 Views 108 Downloads
Elizabeti's Series--Classroom Guide
Second graders explore the books in the Elizabeti Series. In 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.
2nd Language Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
Chimps, Humans, Thumbs, and Tools
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.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Bakari Bakari – Three Heritages
Learners 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 14 Downloads
Living Conditions in Refugee Camps in Africa
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
In this famous person worksheet, learners read a passage about Dian Fossey and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads