GIP: NigeriaWhy move the capital from Lagos to Abuja? • In 1976, the plans to move the capital from Lagos to Abuja was approved. • Abuja officially became the capital in 1991.
Ask: Why Move the Capital? Start with what you know… Reasons why people move Nigeria’s history Turn what you know into questions Ex: People move because there are better opportunities available… What opportunities did Abuja have that Lagos did not?
Acquire: Where Can I Find the Information? Look at your list of questions… Identify specifically where you can find those information Identify the types of maps/charts that would reveal the information you need What does the Primary Concentration of Nigeria’s Ethnic Groups map tell you about why they would move the capital? What does the Political Boundaries map tell you about why they would move the capital? What does the Population Density map tell you about why they would move the capital?
Organize Your Information Ethnic Groups Political Population Boundaries Density Lagos’ locationAbuja’s location
Analyze: What Does My Information Tell Me? Does my information show patterns and connections?