Africa's geography

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  • We are starting with Africa because it is often called the birthplace of the human race. Fossils over 2 million years old have been found here, and the changes throughout out the centuries to this continent have been astounding. In this unit, we will examine the impact of 6 key themes that have shaped Africa’s history, and influenced it’s global standing today. The main themes are geography, history and government, social patterns, culture/belief systems, economics, and contemporary issues. The first theme we will examine is geography, and this PowerPoint will introduce us to the wide spectrum of Africa’s geography.
  • We will be doing a lot of free writes this year. Reason for this is writing your ideas greatly helps with comprehension, as well as assists with presenting your thoughts in a clear manner. I will assess the free writes by coming around to check on your focus, asking for participation, or periodically collecting your responses.
  • Africa has a very diverse ecosystem that is influenced by it’s geography.
  • Rainforests are located in West Africa, and the Congo River basin.
  • Who knows what mountain this is?
  • Millions of years ago, the Sahara was once all grasslands. Now, the majority of Northern Africa is desert.
  • The majority of Southern Africa is grasslands.
  • Africa is composed of 53 countries, and many ethnic groups and cultures. Throughout this unit, we will examine the development of this continent.
  • CT has an area of 5,018 sq. miles Africa has an area of 11,608,000 sq. miles
  • Africa's geography

    1. 1. Modern Global Studies
    2. 2. Where Would You Choose to Live? Why?
    3. 3. Free Write <ul><li>When you think of Africa, what comes to mind? </li></ul><ul><li>What questions do you have about Africa? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about African geography? </li></ul>
    4. 5. Lush Rainforests
    5. 6. Rivers
    6. 7. Mountains
    7. 8. Vast Deserts
    8. 9. Grasslands
    9. 11. Compare these Relief Maps of Africa and Connecticut Using the 5 Themes of Geography and Your Own Observations! A relief map shows land height through contour lines, raised surfaces, or color

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