Project: Tanzania Community Outreach

Teacher: Kurt Davids
School: Topeka West
Location: Topeka , Kansas USA
Start Date: 04/12/2010
End Date: 05/06/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Mentors who are interested in being involved in community service by using research and science. Students have been asked by FoxesNGO to help their organization by creating a lesson or guide that could improve the live of people in Mufundi, Tanzania.

Description:

Students are involved in a Telementoring Community Outreach Project. In cooperation with FoxesNGO, a non-government organization that serves the needs the people of Mufundi, Tanzania through community outreach programs and an Orphanage Village. Students will research solutions/best practices or create an educational activity that could be implemented in Tanzania by FoxesNGO.

Benchmarks:

1. Science Curriculum - Ecology 2. Community Service - life skills 3. Technology & Research skills

Duration:

5

Grade Level:

10

Content Area:

Science - Ecology

Student Outcomes:

1. Tanzania Community Outreach Guide (TCOG) * Education Lesson/Activity OR Best Practices Guide 2. Student/Mentor Messages

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Tanzania Community Outreach Rubric 2. Classroom Participation

Teacher Role:

1. Teach curriculum 2. Communicate with mentors in order to facilate mentoring relationship with students 3. Grade/Evaulate project outcomes

Mentor Role:

1. Communicate with student 2x week 2. Assist with research and editing student's TCOG