Name__________________________     Kibera Slum: Map Analysis Project

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Hour___________________________

 

Station 1: terrain/drainage

 

What Kibera maps are you analyzing? 

 

 

Why did I group these maps together?

 

 

What problems do you see exist in Kibera by analyzing these maps?

 

 

How does terrain affect life?

 

 

How does the drainage affect life? 

 

 

How is daily life in Kibera affected by what these maps show you?

 

 

How is health in Kibera affected by the features shown in this map? 

 

 

What problems do you foresee when these features of Kibera are updated?

 

 

Make 4 generalizations comparing the population density map and the other maps at this station. 

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What are the 2 biggest problems in Kibera that these maps show you? 

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            2. 

 

List 3 ideas that would solve some problems here in Kibera related directly the theme of the maps at this station. 

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            2.

 

            3. 

 

Station 2: infrastructure

 

What Kibera maps are you analyzing? 

 

 

Why did I group these maps together?

 

 

What problems in Kibera do you see exist by analyzing these maps?

 

 

How is daily life in Kibera affected by what these maps show you?

 

 

How is health in Kibera affected by the features shown in this map? 

 

 

What problems do you foresee when these features of Kibera are updated?

 

 

Make 4 generalizations comparing the population density map and the other maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3.

 

            4.

 

 

What are the 2 biggest problems in Kibera that these maps show you? 

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            2. 

 

List 3 ideas that would solve some problems here in Kibera related directly the theme of the maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3. 

 

Station 3: building materials

 

What Kibera maps are you analyzing? 

 

 

Why does it matter what type of material buildings are made of?

 

What type of material costs the most?

 

 

Why did I group these maps together?

 

 

What problems in Kibera do you see exist by analyzing these maps?

 

 

How is daily life in Kibera affected by what these maps show you?

 

 

How is health in Kibera affected by the features shown in this map? 

 

 

What problems do you foresee when these features of Kibera are updated?

 

 

Make 4 generalizations comparing the population density map and the other maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3.

 

            4.

 

 

What are the 2 biggest problems in Kibera that these maps show you? 

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            2. 

 

List 3 ideas that would solve some problems here in Kibera related directly the theme of the maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3. 

 

Station 4: businesses, schools, churches

 

What Kibera maps are you analyzing? 

 

 

Why did I group these maps together?

 

 

What problems in Kibera do you see exist by analyzing these maps?

 

 

Where is the most expensive place to live in Kibera and why?

 

 

Where is the least expensive place to live in Kibera and why?

 

 

What buildings does Kibera not have that you have in your community?

 

 

What is Kibera missing that are important to your daily life?

 

 

How is daily life in Kibera affected by what these maps show you?

 

 

How is health in Kibera affected by the features shown in this map? 

 

 

What problems do you foresee when these features of Kibera are updated?

 

 

Make 4 generalizations comparing the population density map and the other maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3.

 

            4.

 

 

What are the 2 biggest problems in Kibera that these maps show you? 

            1. 

 

            2. 

 

List 3 ideas that would solve some problems here in Kibera related directly the theme of the maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3. 

 

Station 5: population density by group

 

What Kibera maps are you analyzing? 

 

 

Why did I group these maps together?

 

 

What problems in Kibera do you see exist by analyzing these maps?

 

 

 

How is daily life in Kibera affected by what these maps show you?

 

 

What conclusion can you draw concerning single parents?

 

 

What conclusion can you draw concerning single adults?

 

 

What conclusion can you draw concerning married couples?

 

 

Do you see any clusters of patterns on any of the maps?  What is the cause of the clusters? 

 

 

Make 4 generalizations comparing the population density map and the other maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3.

 

            4.

 

 

What are the 2 biggest problems in Kibera that these maps show you? 

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            2. 

 

List 3 ideas that would solve some problems here in Kibera related directly the theme of the maps at this station. 

            1.

 

            2.

 

            3. 

 

Station 6: Population Pyramids

 

 

What can you predict about the future of Kenya? 

 

 

Is it possible for a population pyramid to be lopsided, significant difference in population between men and women?  If so, what would cause that to happen? 

 

 

Make a rough sketch of the following population pyramids:(be sure to have separation between  M/F

 

            developing                                                  developed                                                negative           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                war                                                      natural disaster                                       population control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What causes a population period to lower from the previous years? 

 

 

What key issues, based off of the population pyramid, will Kenya have as they plan for the future? 

 

 

How does Kenya’s population pyramid compare to the U.S. population pyramid? 

 

 

 

Create a population pyramid below for Kenya in 2010. Explain reasons for your pyramid.

 

Station 7: Non-Fiction Reading

 

As you read this article, highlight or underline as necessary.  Answer the questions below the article.  Then, as a professional writer, create captions for the photos shown. 

Reading Strategy: SQ3R

S: survey – the title, headings, and subheadings, survey introduction and conclusion 

Q: question – turn heading into question, read questions below after each paragraph, what do you already know about this topic? _________________________________________________________________

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R:  read - Reduce your speed for difficult passages, stop and reread parts which are not clear, read only a section at a time and recite after each section, look for answers to the questions you first raised

R: recite - Orally ask yourself questions about what you have just read or summarize, in your own words, what you read, underline or highlight important points you've just read, TRIPLE STRENGTH LEARNING: Seeing, saying, hearing- QUADRUPLE STRENGTH LEARNING: Seeing , saying , hearing, writing!!!

R: review - If you took notes while reciting, write questions for the notes you have taken in the left hand margins of your notebook, cover the right hand column of your text/note-book and orally ask yourself the questions in the left hand margins, page through the reading and/or your notebook to re-acquaint yourself with the important points.

Being Obama’s Brother

George Obama sits in front of his home in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya

By George Obama | NEWSWEEK  Published Jan 2, 2010

In November 2008, I stood in a bar in Kenya watching Barack Obama give his victory speech. From the wild cheering of the crowd on TV, and his repeated appeals to them personally—"You said," "You heard," "You called"—I felt as if the people of America knew this man far better than I, even though we shared the same father. If there was a leading light in the Obama clan, he was it; and if there was a shadowed place that no one liked to talk about, then that, I guess, was me.

After a relatively privileged childhood, I crashed and burned in my teenage years. I had migrated from the plush suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya, to the wild chaos of the ghetto. I lost myself in drink and drugs and became a gun-toting gangster. In my early 20s, I spent a year in a Nairobi prison on robbery charges. My imprisonment included a starvation diet and 24/7 lockdowns in overcrowded, airless cells. But I came out a different man, resolved to turn my life around and find a different path.

Along with some fellow slum dwellers, I set up a youth group for ghetto kids. My passion was football (soccer), which is followed religiously throughout Africa. When we first established the Huruma Centre Football Club, none of our kids had so much as a pair of football boots, let alone any uniform. Some were so hungry when they turned up that they had no energy to play. At other times, the team had to trek for miles to matches because we couldn't afford any transportation. In spite of all that, our players were passionate, and we started winning. Then, as my brother's profile grew in America and around the world, the media came looking for his African relatives.

Eventually the press found me in my slum. My new notoriety was a blessing and a curse. Many people presume I have a direct line to the White House, but I don't. I've only met my big brother twice and have spoken to him just once since the election, to say congratulations. Still, because of our connection, I managed to pull in funds from philanthropists to support the work of the youth group. I raised enough money to buy the team gold and green uniforms—with their own numbers on the back. Last fall, Obama's Champs won the Nairobi Super League—a feat that, just a couple of years back, would have been unthinkable for a team from the slums. With the sponsorship I've attracted because of my last name, we can now afford to take buses all across Kenya for matches.

I still live in one of Africa's biggest slums, along with some 4.5 million others. We have little or no access to health care, no welfare, and no free schooling. The average income is less than $5 a day—and that's for those who find work as servants, taxi drivers, or garbage collectors. For the rest, there is nothing. My brother has risen to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world. In Kenya I hope to be a leader among the poorest, most powerless people on earth—the people of the ghetto.

Hope—it's an idea my brother talked about a lot. But it was only recently that I learned again what it means to feel the true spirit of that word. Here, a little goes a long way.

Obama's memoir, Homeland, was co-written with Damien Lewis.

What magazine was this article from?  What is the date? 

What is the overall feeling of George Obama?  Give specific examples. 

 

How has he made positive changes for his life?

 

How has he made positive changes for the people of Kibera? 

 

Did you know President Obama had a brother who lived in a slum in Africa? 

 

If you chose one of George Obama’s quotes as the most important pertaining to Kibera, what would it be?

 

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Conclusion:  Are there slums in the U.S.?  Where?  Why have they formed?  What do you consider a slum in the U.S.?  Explain your thoughts in a minimum of 6 sentences. __________________________

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Essay:  Write at least a 2 paragraph essay explaining your map analysis of Kibera, why it has formed, and what can be done to improve it?  Use examples of things you discovered through this lesson.  What are the feelings of the people who live in the slum?  Why do they feel the way the do?  Why are slums an issue?  How can George Obama be looked at concerning the Kibera slum?  How does a slum function?  What are the serious concerns with a slum?  What did you learn?  Use complete sentences and legible writing.  Use all of the space provided.

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FEEDBACK: evaluate this lesson, did you enjoy it, what did you like best, what did you least like, what changes could be made, suggestions, comments, concerns, questions you still have about slums. 

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