Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wangari Maathai: ESL Lessons for Women's History Month

Wangari Maathai, enviromentalist

Famous People Lessons: Wangari Maathai

flesl.net: ESL Reading: environment, deforestation, corruption, Kenya
Wangari Maathai was born in Kenya in 1940, in the town of Nyeri about 100 kilometers north of the capital city, Nairobi.

VOANews: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai - 2004-10-15
Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai says poor women can fight poverty and help the environment by planting trees. In December, she will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to save the forests of Africa.

PBS Independent Lens: TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Under Wangaari Maathai's leadership, tree-planting in Kenya has grown into a nationwide movement. (**Note: this is for advanced ESL students)

ESL Discussions: Kenya What things about Kenya do you think Kenyan people are proud of?