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African Voices explores the diversity of Africa's cultures and their influence on work, family, and community. Sculptures, textiles, interviews, proverbs, prayers, folk tales, and songs are included...  (National Museum of Natural History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
World Factbook provides in-depth country profiles with information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. It includes maps of...  (Central Intelligence Agency)
Water In Africa is designed to help students learn important knowledge and skills in geography, language arts, and other disciplines by studying the use of water in 24 African countries. This website...  (Peace Corps)
Islamic Manuscripts from Mali showcases 22 manuscripts from Timbuktu and the surrounding regions of Mali and West Africa, enabling students to understand the rich culture and society of the region. Especially...  (Library of Congress)
Africa: Peace Corps offers lessons on stories, letters, photos, and study units from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers across Africa. Topics include folk tales and patterns in them, racial prejudice...  (Peace Corps)
Portals to the World is a starting point for studying other countries and parts of the world. Learn about the culture, economy, geography, government, history, languages, politics, religions, and other...  (Library of Congress)
Country Background Notes provides factual descriptions of the world's independent states, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Learn about the people, history, government, political conditions, economy, geography...  (Department of State)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Art and Life in Africa Project describes material that has been developed for a CD-ROM being produced at the University of Iowa. Links to further resources on the web have been added...  (University of Iowa, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Voices from the Field presents 10 stories written by Peace Corps authors. Lesson ideas and student work accompany the stories, which are set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala...  (Peace Corps)
Prehistoric Puzzles helps students investigate the prehistory of the African continent. The site includes learning modules on diet, subsistence, ceramic artifact analysis, and other topics...  (Indiana University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Water Sources in Cape Verde and West Africa allows students to research five methods of obtaining and/or conserving water, create displays, and give oral presentations of what they have learned to the diverse members of a...  (Peace Corps)
Celebrating Our Connections Through Water explains to students how they can collect data about the role of water in celebrations around the world, organize it in a retrieval chart, and use the information to create learning...  (Peace Corps)
The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folktale helps students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folktale, connect its message to contemporary Tanzanian life, create original conclusions, and thematically illustrate the...  (Peace Corps)
Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa asks students to compare their interactions with water to those of children in Kenya and Tanzania and discover that access to water helps to define children's roles in the family. They...  (Peace Corps)
Water: From Neglect to Respect helps students use graphing, estimating, and writing skills to discover the ways they are dependent upon water to maintain their standard of living...  (Peace Corps)
Splish-Splash: Daily Use of Water helps students learn about the daily use of water in Kenya and Ghana as they read stories by Peace Corps Volunteers and compare the stories to their own daily use of water...  (Peace Corps)
Barrels and Buckets: Access to Water teaches students about access to water in Kenya, Ghana, and their own community as they read stories by Peace Corps Volunteers...  (Peace Corps)
Precious Drops: The Value of Water offers students the chance to learn the value of water by reading stories by Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya and Ghana. They compare their own community to what they learn from reading...  (Peace Corps)
Climate and Water in Ghana shows the dramatic contrast between the rainy and dry seasons in West Africa and helps students define and identify the features of climate. They apply this knowledge to the study of...  (Peace Corps)
Water: A Source of Life and Culture asks students to research and analyze the role of water in daily life and create symbols to represent their findings. The students' symbols are then arranged to create a contemporary...  (Peace Corps)
Narrative Cartoons is based on essays and photos provided by Peace Corps Volunteers. It asks students to create narrative cartoons that illustrate the lives of a young people in an African country...  (Peace Corps)
Visual Messages: Creating a Photomontage uses essays and photos provided by Peace Corps Volunteers to help students create a photomontage that focuses attention on environmental issues in the United States and Africa...  (Peace Corps)
Water Pressure explores population increases and the stress on natural resources. Students then examine water usage in the United States and Africa...  (Peace Corps)
Water-Borne Illnesses helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with...  (Peace Corps)
Narrative vs. Expository Texts is written for students with limited English language skills, and uses the vignettes from Peace Corps Volunteers to compare and contrast expository and narrative texts. Students then...  (Peace Corps)
Madagascar Adventure explores agricultural practices in Madagascar and analyzes the effects on the people, the environment, and the endangered lemurs. Students then create technology-enhanced presentations...  (Peace Corps)
Water: The Flow of Women's Work helps students compare the division of labor around water-related work in their own homes to families in rural Lesotho to gain an understanding of the multiple factors influencing...  (Peace Corps)
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions...  (Peace Corps)
Water Safari, A Journey of Life invites students on a virtual safari through African countries using the Water in Africa Web site. They can then create a water journal that demonstrates how water affects the cultural...  (Peace Corps)
Water: Source of Health; Source of Illness helps students examine the connections between water and disease in four West African countries and then devise a strategy to fight one water-borne illness in rural Africa...  (Peace Corps)
A Sense of Water asks students to discover how the need for water can be felt, seen, and heard in the song, voice, craft, religion, and ritual of a culture. They then capture this "sense of water" in a...  (Peace Corps)

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