Draw a quick sketch of what the continent of Africa looks like. Don’t forget to add the island of Madagascar. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
The Continent of Africa
Title your next page inyour spiral/binder with thetitle of this presentation.Then sketch a smallillustration of Africa likethe one to the left.Once you have thiscompleted, wait until theslide changes.You will need to make surethat you have completedthe notes and taken theGoogle Docs Quiz beforethe due date.
2ndlargest continent (only Asia is larger) Covers over 11,000,000 square miles 23% of the world’s total land area3 times larger than the United States
The equator divides Africa in half 35° N 36° S
Northern Coast is on the Mediterranean Sea Western Coast is on the Atlantic Ocean Eastern Coast is on the Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean Red Sea Mediterranean Sea Arabian SeaAtlanticOcean Indian Ocean
A small land border joins Egypt and Israel Several islands are located around the coasts Madagascar is the largest, off the southeast coast Isthmus of Suez Madagascar
The Sahara is the world’s largest desert and covers 3,500,000 square miles ¼ of the continent Divides the continent into Northern and Southern Regions Sahara Desert Kalahari Desert
Africa has two major rivers Nile River Congo River Lake Victoria is theLargest lake in Africa and Lakethe 3rd largest in the VictoriaWorld.
The highest point is Mount Kilimanjaro 19,341 feet above sea level The lowest point is Lake Assal 502 feet below sea level
VictoriaFalls world’s most spectacular waterfalls. Named for Queen Victoria of England by David Livingstone, a Scottish explorer.