Everyday Life in Africa
Students read story Not So Fast Songololo by Niki Daly, compare life of a boy in Africa with their own lives, create sock puppets, and act out stories that they have written in groups.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-OGBO : Sharing Life in an African Village
Students read OGBO: Sharing Life in an African Village by Ifcoma Onyefulu. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of Nigerian culture. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social...
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History
Then and Now: Life in Early America, 1740 - 1840
Students complete a unit of lessons that examine life in early America from 1740-1840. They compare items with similar objects we use today, explore various websites, create a paper doll, try and guess the function of various objects,...
K - 2nd 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, students brainstorm ways in which water is used. Learners visit the Water in Africa website to view pictures of water usage in Africa. Students...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
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...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
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...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
African Art: The Personal and Useful Objects in Daily Life of Central and Southeastern Africa
Learners identify and recognize three dimensional objects that are utilitarian and used in the everyday life of the people of eastern and southern Africa. They examine the conception, planning, and skillful execution that went into each...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History