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Weather and Water in Ghana

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students research the rainy and dry season to investigate Africa's weather. In this African weather lesson, students use the given websites to research the rainy and dry seasons of Ghana in Africa. Students then read stories about life...
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Geography Now! Ghana

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Ghana is located in a region once known as the Gold Coast, thanks to the bounty of metal. Now, it is an economic powerhouse. The country transitioned from colonialism to independence first among its peers, and it kept much of its...
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A Map of Ghana

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Map of Ghana worksheet, students are given a blank map and key. They are told to label major features and color according to directions.
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The Science of Ghana

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the climate and food sources of Ghana.  In this lesson on climate students view diagrams of global convection and complete a convection experiment.
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Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Africa was home to many great ancient civilizations, this presentation covers aspect of 4 of them. Middle schoolers explore aspects of civilizations from Nubia, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay. Topics covered are achievements, culture, great...
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Africa: Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a great way to prepare the class for a research project. Instead of drawing up an outline, they hit the books to create a foldable about their topic. They research to answer 28 questions about Ghana, Songhi, and Mali. 
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Webquest: Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the impact of Guinea Worm Disease. In this world issues lesson, students take on the roles of Peace Corps Volunteers. Students will apply their knowledge of the Guinea worm life cycle to create a plan for eradicating the...
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Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the ancient African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They brainstorm what they know about ancient African kingdoms before investigating the trade and barter situations, and researching one of the kingdoms for an oral...
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Kente Cloth

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine colors, patterns, and meanings of the designs in a traditional form of weaving from Ghana called a Kente cloth. They create a replica drawing of a Kente cloth using paper and Crayola Overwriters Markers. Drawings can be...
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The Civilization of Ghana

For Students 6th - 8th
In this ancient African civilizations worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions about the civilization of Ghana.
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Ghana and Mali

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Ghana and Mali activity, students investigate a map and descriptions of the regions and then respond to 6 multiple choice questions.
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Ghana's Tropical Rainforests: What Does Their Future Have To Do With Us?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the human impact on the tropical rainforests of Ghana, and the connection to people in other countries. They research the threats to rainforests by writing a campaigning leaflet and newspaper article.
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One Hen: Biography of a Boy in Ghana Who Builds an Egg Business

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students participate in activities focusing on the book "One Hen". In this "One Hen" lesson, students identify characteristics of Ghana and discuss the story elements. The website www.onehen.org is an important resource to use with this...
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Adinkra Cloth

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students locate Ghana on a map of Africa and discover features of Ghana culture. They synthesize the importance of Adinkra symbols and cloth to the people of West Africa and design an Adinkra cloth.
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The Empire of Ghana

For Students 7th - 10th
In this African Empires worksheet, learners read an assigned textbook selection about Ghana and then respond to 42 short answer questions about the selection.
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African Asimevo Cloth

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research and observe the patterns and colors in Asimevo cloh of the Ewe people of Ghana in Africa. They compare the Asimevo cloth to other African textiles, such as Kete, Adinkra, and Kente cloth. They then create visual...
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West African Kingdoms

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Explore the rise and fall of the great West African civilizations. Kids review specific vocabulary, discuss natural resources, and take notes on the empires of Ghana and Mali. The presentation begins with a great critical thinking...
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Weather and Water in Ghana

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the climate of their region. Students research statistics and conduct interviews. Students take a virtual tour of Ghana and discuss its climate. Students consider water conservation and the role it plays in both...
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Barrels and Buckets: Access to Water - What Would It Be Like to Live in Africa?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars 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...
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Comparing Characters from a Story

For Teachers K - 1st
A Venn diagram template is used to compare the two characters from Big Mama and Grandma Ghana by Angela Shelf Meaderis. Learners must categorize them by looks, actions, and personality traits. The second part of this lesson is for the...
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African Independence Movements

For Students 6th - 8th
In this African independence movement worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions that accompany a reading selection featuring Uganda, Guinea, Kenya, and Ghana. Students also complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
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A Golden Age: Three West African Empires

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms.  In this World History lesson, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.  Students present their kingdom to the class.
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Reading About Children from Other Places in the World: Structured Research Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read about children in Ghana, Sri Lanka and Haiti. They compare these children to themselves in a structured lesson that focuses on note taking and research skills. Students work in groups to write a short essay about the...
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Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people,...