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Grade 3 lesson about Africa

Grade 3 lesson about Africa

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    • Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaHeight: 19,340 feet / 5895 meters
    • Lowest point in Africa1. Lake Assal in Djibouti lies at 515 feet (155m) belowsea level.2. Its a fascinating salt water lake, with beaches literally made of pure salt.3. Some of the salt banks are over 65 meter deep
    • Largest desert in Africa1. The Sahara is the biggest desert in the world2. The Sahara is one of the hottest places on Earth (57.7 C)3. Its dryness, not heat, that makes a place like the Sahara a desert.4. Sahara covers a third of the African continent-an area about the size of the United States.
    • 1. The River Nile is about 6,670 km Longest river in Africa2. It is the longest river in Africa and in the world3. Most Egyptians lived near the Nile as it provided water, food,transportation and excellent soil for growing food.4. The River Nile flooded every year between June and September
    • Largest lake in AfricaIts extensive surface belongs to the three countries; thenorthern half to Uganda, the southern half to Tanzania, andpart of the northeastern sector to Kenya
    • Traditional African Customs•Africa has a multicultural society with many African tribes and ethnic groups throughout the continent.•Ethnic groups and African tribes have customs that are unique•This rich and diverse culture varies from country to country…
    • Northwest African people
    • People in Northeast Africa
    • People in West and Central Africa
    • People in South Africa
    • SAFARI
    • Four of the five fastest land animals in the wo
    • Facts About Africa Continent Size: Second largest in the World Continental area : 11.7 million square miles Estimated population: 877 million people Largest City: Cairo, Egypt, 9.2 million people Largest Country: Sudan, 968,000 square miles Longest River: Nile, 4,160 miles Largest Lake: Victoria, 26,828 square miles Tallest Mountain: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 19,340 feet1. There are 54 countries in Africa.2. Nigeria is the most populated country with over 145 million people.3. Lake Victoria is world’s second largest fresh water lake.4. Four of the five fastest land animals reside in Africa a. cheetahb. wildebeestc. liond. Thomson’s gazelle.5. Africa is home to the world’s largest living land animal, the African elephant.