M. P. Okonny, Ph D
Anthonia Adindu, Ph.D.
It is essential that our students learn about the world, its peoples and cultures, in order to appreciate their similarities and differences. Only then will we learn how to live in peace and harmony. This web site will give students and teachers a first-hand look at an African nation and see their similarities when studying such universal languages as the sciences, geography, math and technology.
This web site will demonstrate to the student that science, geography, mathematics and technology are universal languages, as evidenced in the West African Curriculum. The sciences (Biology, Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics) introduce the same basic concepts. Mathematics and Technology principles are essentially the same whether the student is studying in the U.S. or Africa. Specifically, Geography standards introduce the World's People: Africa: Nigeria in the sixth grade curriculum in Florida schools. Sample lesson plans (denoted A through H) are presented by Dr. Jane Hodges as a visiting educator to Nigeria are relevant to the National Curriculum for Senior Secondary Science, Nigeria, West Africa, in addition to the Florida Sunshine State Standards (denoted by numerals) demonstrating the commonality of the curriculum. In addition, space concepts can easily be introduced in these sample lessons. For example:
Based on National Standards
The Nature of Matter: Introduction
Email, web casting, chat rooms and other distance education programs could enhance international student communication and understanding.
It is essential that students understand some background information on a country before comparing the curriculum, thus the following information is presented on this web site: Nigeria Overview, Health Concerns, Security Concerns, Education System, Politics, Economics, People, Wildlife, References.
African-American astronauts are wonderful role models who can motivate students to study space science and maybe even pursue a career in the astronaut corps. For more information on current and former black astronauts. . (Charlie Bolden; Guy Bluford; Yvonne Cagle; Fred Gregory; Joan Higgenbothen; Mae Jemison; Ronald McNair; Winston Scott, MD)
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