A Long Walk to Water/South Sudan

      Presented to Ms. Kipp's 7th grade classes on September 21 and 22, 2017                      

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A Long Walk to Water is set in the South Sudan.  Although fictional, it is based on the true account of conditions in the South Sudan in the 1980s.  Students will read the novel and independently research the country using electronic databases and online resources. 

Activator:  Read the WHO AM I? cards.Note your new identity, occupation, literacy level, age and net worth   
Discussion:  Listen as your classmates reveal their new American/South Sudanese identities
Activity:  Calculate the GNI of the American and South Sudanese population in the room. Follow this link to Encyclopedia Britanica for further information.  

Complete the following research questions:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xsSmSkO5dhiZrSJfLimWQcRS2eA3eAtr9RMaG8N6_Kk/edit
Summarizer:  What is the most striking difference between the U.S. and the South Sudan?