The informational article, “Kenya’s Long Dry Season”, by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler, describes the hardship felt during the 2009 drought in that country.
Student Activities for Kenya’s Long Dry Season
A Quick Synopsis of "Kenya’s Long Dry Season" (Contains Spoilers)
“Kenya’s Long Dry Season” begins by identifying the problem: the East African nation of Kenya is experiencing a severe drought, resulting in the loss of crops and a struggle by animals and people to survive. Kids are being taken out of school to work for their families, though schools that provide food have a lower dropout rate. In order to help feed families and to keep kids in school, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) asks for $230 million in donations.
Essential Questions for "Kenya’s Long Dry Season"
- What effects do droughts have on a community?
- Should people help those in other countries? Why or why not?
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