Montessori Amman Imman Project blog update newsletter

Dear Montessori Friends and Friends of the Azawak,

Read all the latest posts on the blog at by scrolling down or go to these specific entries:

This blog update letter brings you a variety of reports on the Amman Imman project from a variety of sources, from new stories about schools, to reports in local media, to articles from guest contributors, to new resources for teachers that can aid them in bringing the project meaningfully into their classroom.

From the media, we find an interview with Ariane Kirtley in the December 15th issue of the Palo Alto News. I received an email from the author saying, ".... a beautiful job of using this subject to teach kids. It encompasses so many topics from economics to science to compassion for others." Read the interview at: In the News: Interview with Ariane Kirtley

From local news in Washington state, an article in the Peninsula Gateway tells how the Harbor Montessori School has implemented the project, highlighting the value of global service: Harbor Montessori teaches students about global service

Also out of Washington state, the Salmonberry School incorporated the project into their curriculum in a very effective way. Teachers, get ideas on how you might enhance your curriculum in a variety of subject areas: Curriculum ideas from the Salmonberry School.

A contribution to the blog by Salmonberry Director Paul Freedman describes their approach to the project and the student's participation in "A Walk For Water". The article will be published in the Islands Sounder next week. . Read the story, and enjoy the comments by students on what they learned about the project: More than a Drop in the Bucket.

Many people have asked what they can do to prepare themselves or students to make an Amman Imman presentation. The post Preparing students to present Amman Imman will aid you in getting the most out of this process as possible. Enjoy the learning and discovery!

To enhance your presentation and bring the project up to date, you can now Download the PDF: Changing lives one borehole at a time containing the story in pictures of how life has improved for the people of Tangarwashane, the site of the first Amman Imman borehole, now that they have water.

Finally, a report on Amman Imman's tour this past November with Malian band Tinariwen by guest author Julie Snorek. Julie's time in Niger lends a personal perspective to the continuing story: Amman Imman Hits the Road with Desert Nomad Band, Tinariwen

Please keep in touch! It is always great to hear from you!

In appreciation,

Remember World Water Day, March 22, 2008.

Amman Imman: Water is Life
Bringing water and hope to the Azawak of West Africa


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