Science and Technology to Children of Developing Nations
Why Eritrea? The
Project Project History Curriculum Examples
- Teachers read how to instruct using
English version of lesson plans.
- Worksheets and online activities
are translated & customized by MSN team and Eritrean teachers.
You can create pdf files online to then create paper copies for
students. Below are examples of units on human body and plants
translated for children using the Tigrinya language.
- This is a storybook
in its beginning stage about children who search for new objects
throughout Eritrea. Storybooks for young children in
developing countries have to engage their minds with familiar sights.
Giving children heroes and heroines, like themselves are empowering.
Customizing this curriculum takes time.
stories around science contents requires graphics that are
enticing for the child in all of us. Simona's Nature Adventures
in Eritrea is the finished story. The entire
development was done on the internet. The author lives in
California, the illustrator lives in Asmara, Eritrea, and the animator
lives in New Jersey
- This is an example of a completed story
in English called "Lucy
translated and customized to Eritrea into a story called "Alid Lava". The story line
was adjusted to revolve around their local volcanoes.
We are learning how to develop
our storybooks to accommodate different languages and cultures.
For example to create Simona's Nature Adventures in Eritrea in
took about 2 to 3 weeks. However, to convert to another language
only took about 1day. In
some cases we created a new multimedia presentation to go along with
traditional teaching at a certain grade level. This
song on the senses is taught to all first graders in Eritrea.