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Africa: Regional Features
Essential Question How does Africa’s geography, climate, and natural resources affect the way people live and work? Friday’s Warm Up: What is the area known as between the Sahara desert and Sub Saharan Africa?
Standard SS7G1 The student will locate selected features of Africa. b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) The third Largest Country in Africa. The name “Congo” Refers to the River Congo. Was formally named Zaire.
Egypt Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The Nile River Runs Directly through Egypt. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments like the Great Sphinx.
Kenya Kenya Video
Kenya Grassy plains Lush rainforest Beautiful beaches Some of the children go to school Some live in the country Some live in the city Traditional tribes Tourist travel there by bus, jeep and hot air balloons There are many animals in Kenya
Nigeria Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world. Why do you think Nigeria is so populous?
South Africa South Africa is known for its diversity in cultures, languages, and religious beliefs, and eleven official languages are recognized in its constitution. Two countries are located within South Africa: Lesotho and Swaziland
Enclave: territory enclosed within another state or country
Sudan Video What does this video make you think of?
Sudan Largest Country in Africa. War of Darfur Children went to war Moved to other countries. Moved to refugee camps. Sahara Desert Sahel Women and children are forced to move to be safe. Many people are killed. The Nile River flows through Sudan.