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  • 1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  • 2. Introduction to Africa Created by Mr. Raponi Simba
  • 3.  
  • 4. Plateaus
    • Africa has the highest
    • ________________ than anywhere else in the world.
    • The average height of Africa is over
    • _____________ feet above sea level.
    • Separating all of the plateaus are steep cliffs, many of which have waterfalls going over the side.
    Elevation 2,000
  • 5. Mountains
    • Even with its high elevation, Africa south of the
    • ________________ has only a few tall mountains.
    • Wind and water has worn away many of them.
    • At 19,340 feet
    • ____________________ is the tallest mountain peak in Africa.
    Sahara Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • 6.  
  • 7. Rivers
    • Five great rivers slice through Africa. The first four are the
      • ____________________
      • ____________________
      • ____________________
      • ____________________
    • The world’s longest river is located in
    • Africa, the __________ stretches for more than 4,000 miles. This river flows through Egypt and into the Mediterranean Sea.
    Nile Zaire Niger Zambezi Congo
  • 8.                                                                                
  • 9.  
  • 10. Deserts
    • More of Africa is covered by deserts than any other continent.
    • In the North there is the
    • ____________, which is the largest desert in the world.
    • In the South, are the
    • ____________ and the Kalahari.
    • In the daytime, the temperatures soar to 120 degrees, only a few shrubs and cacti are found here.
    Sahara Namib
  • 11.  
  • 12. The Vast Sahara
  • 13. Grasslands
    • Around Africa’s deserts stretch areas of partly dry grasslands called
    • ___________ areas.
    • Directly south of the Sahara is a steppe area known as the
    • _____________.
    • This area is gradually becoming a desert due to drought and has been a major hardship for people living in the area.
    Steppe Sahel
  • 14. Agriculture
    • Africans have used the environment too meet their needs.
    • _________________ and
    • _________________ are the leading economic activities.
    • Africa leads the world in the production of cacao, cassava, cloves and sweet potatoes.
    • Africa is also a main producer of coffee, bananas, and cotton.
    Farming Herding
  • 15. Minerals and Manufacturing
    • Resources of Africa include gold, diamonds, and copper.
    • Despite many resources, manufacturing only plays a small role in Africa’s economy.
    • Many countries in Africa are working to build
    • _________________ and improve
    • _____________________.
    Industries Transportation
  • 16. The People of Africa
    • Africa is divided into
    • _______ independent countries, each with their own ethnic groups, languages, and customs.
    • More than one billion people live on the continent of Africa, which is quickly growing in population.
    • Almost ________ of Africans live in rural villages.
    55 80%
  • 17. History of Africa
    • By 1914,
    • _______________ had divided nearly all of Africa amongst themselves.
    • In the 1950s and 1960s, most of these European colonies were able to break away and become their own independent countries.
    Europeans
  • 18. A Introductory Video to the Continent
  • 19. Ticket To Leave -Quickly List three things that you have learned today. -Write at least one question that you have about the topic