Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Pipe Line Opens)
In this chapter, the reader is introduced to diamond mining. A man in charge of a diamond waits to meet his boss.
The aim of this chapter is to examine diamond mining.
1) Class discussion. What do the students know about diamond mining? How is Africa linked to diamond mining? How important is diamond mining to the global economy?
2) With the students brainstorm a list of keywords that relate to diamond mining. Ask the students to choose three of these words to research and write an article about diamond mining. They should use each of their key words three times.
3) Divide the students into groups of three and ask them to collect data and statistics about diamond mining. They should use the information to develop a series of graphs and charts.
4) Homework. Find an article about diamond mining in Africa.
Lesson 2 (from Chapter 1, The Pipe Line Opens)
In this chapter, Fleming...
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