Standard of Living in Africa SS7CG3 Students will analyze how politics in Africa impacts the standard of living.
Total Literacy Literacy GDP- Gross Country Literacy of of Domestic, per capita Rate Males FemalesBurkina Faso 21% 21.8% 15% $1,300 Congo 67% 80.9% 54.1% $300 Egypt 71.4% 83% 59.45% $5,500 Ghana 51.9% 66.4% 49.8% $1,400 Kenya 85.1% 90.6% 79.7% $1,700South Africa 86.4% 87% 85% $9,800 Sudan 61.1% 71.8% 50.5% $2,200United States 99% 99% 99% $45,800
Total Literacy Literacy GDP- Gross Country Literacy of of Domestic, per capita Rate Males FemalesBurkina Faso 21.8% $1,300 Congo 67% 54.1% Egypt 59.45% $5,500 Ghana 51.9% 66.4% Kenya 90.6% 79.7%South Africa 86.4% 87% Sudan 71.8% $2,200United States 99% 99%
1. Which African country has the highest literacy rate?2. Which African country has the highest GDP?3. Which African country has the lowest literacy rate?4. Which country demonstrates GDP will not always be high just because the literacy rate is high?5. How do the literacy rates for men and women compare in most of the countries represented on this chart?6. What is the literacy rate in the Republic of Kenya?7. What is the literacy rate in the Republic of Sudan?8. How do the literacy rate for boys and girls compare in both Kenya and Sudan?9. What percentage of Kenyan children attend elementary school?10. What organization is primarily responsible for improvements in Kenya’s educational system?11. Why are literacy rates for girls lower than those for boys in both Kenya and Sudan?12. What is a “dowry”?13. What is one factor that has caused the Republic of Sudan to pay less attention to education?14. Many of the girls who do go to school in the Republic of Sudan are only allowed to study what subjects?
The Fight Against AIDS and Famine in AfricaHIV/AIDS crisis in Africa• The rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Sub-Saharan Africa is among the highest in the world.• A poor health care system, poverty, ignorance about prevention, and lack of government organization all play a vital role in the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa• Many of the children of adults who are infected with AIDS become orphans• The antiretroviral drugs (AVTs) are too expensive for the average African infected with HIV
HIV/AIDS crisis cont’d• Zimbabwe has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Africa• In Nigeria, the government is working hard to educate the people and make treatment available during the HIV/AIDS crisis• In Botswana, the government has mounted the most effective responses to the disease by using diamond wealth to provide education and prevention training.
Famine in Africa• Many African countries face famine today because of climate changes, political conflict which disrupts farming, disease, and poorly organized corrupt governments.• In Angola, a civil war contributed to famine.• In southern Sudan, millions of people rely on international organizations to get food and avoid starvation.
Medical Crisis in Africa: Article questions1. List the title of your article.2. What was the main theme of the article?3. Find an excerpt from the article that was powerful or meaningful for your group.4. Write down one quote from the article that was compelling to your group.