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Geography: Western Africa

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  • 1. Western Africa
    A satellite picture of Africa at night. . . What does the light, or lack thereof, tell you about Africa?
  • 2. Landforms and Climate
    Coastline and Forest
    The Sahel Region
    Physical Geography
    The Sahara Desert
    The Savanna
  • 3. The Niger River and West Africa’s Resources
    The Life Water of West Africa
    Resources Include: diamonds, gold, iron ore, manganese, bauxite, and oil
    Staple Crops: millet and sorghum
    Other Sources of Income: fishing, cotton
    Top Right: sorghum
    Above: Niger River
    Right: millet
  • 4. West Africa’s History
    Archeology and Oral History
  • 5. The Slave Trade
  • 6. Colonial Era and Independence
    Late 1800s – Many European countries compete for colonies
    1820s – Liberia remained free as the Americans set it up as a home for freed slaves
    1950’s and 1960’s – Many colonies gain independence in western Africa
    1974 – Portugal finally gives up its western Africa colonies
  • 7. Challenges
    Ethnic Rivalries
    Health Conditions
  • 8. Culture
    Traditional Clothing/Robes
    Rural home in West Africa
    Animism Worship
  • 9. Picture Citations
    Slide 1
    bcnn5.com
    Slide 2
    worldwidehomestay.com
    psdblog.worldbank.org
    savannaenvironment.wordpress.com
    sierraexpressmedia.com
    Slide 3
    web.worldbank.org
    ancientfoods.wordpress.com
    Slide 4
    cirad.fr
    Slide 5
    edit.emich.edu
    histclo.com
    pbs.org
    historyonthenet.com
    Slide 6
    en.wikipedia.org
    Slide 7
    preview.samemission.com
    Slide 8
    timo-aim.com
    messengerandadvocate.wordpress.com
    truthforsaints.com

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