Lesson 5Bellringer: What struggles did Africa face after gaining independence?
Independence• When will you have independence?• What will you get when you gain  independence?• Turn to page 53
Issues for Africa Today• Europe saw Africa as a source for raw  materials (similar to the United States)  – Did not build ...
African Economy• Economy consists of farming and mining  – Farming is the most important activity in Africa  – 75% of work...
Economic Challenges• 75% of African countries have specialized  economies• Sensitive to the rise and fall of prices of the...
Problem• How to feed a growing population?  – Government is trying to help  – Hybrid plants: combining different types of ...
Social Issues• Education  – African children are often needed at home to    work        – Sending children to school is a ...
The Environment• 2/3 of continent is desert and more is  becoming dry, arid land• Deforestation and the loss of fertile so...
Interview Questions• Mollie  – Worked as a teacher• Uganda  – East Africa  – Had a dictator
Exit Card– EXIT CARD (2 questions)- use book and notes– Why are African nations trying to diversify their  economies?– Lis...
Activity– Activity on page 58 Recognizing Bias– Go through readings– Complete “Apply the Skill”
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Lesson 5 Issues for Africa Today

666 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
666
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Lesson 5 Issues for Africa Today

  1. 1. Lesson 5Bellringer: What struggles did Africa face after gaining independence?
  2. 2. Independence• When will you have independence?• What will you get when you gain independence?• Turn to page 53
  3. 3. Issues for Africa Today• Europe saw Africa as a source for raw materials (similar to the United States) – Did not build up any industry or infrastructure – Still agrarian
  4. 4. African Economy• Economy consists of farming and mining – Farming is the most important activity in Africa – 75% of workers are farmers • Subsistence and commercial – Many African nations have rich mineral resources • Oil, copper, diamonds, gold
  5. 5. Economic Challenges• 75% of African countries have specialized economies• Sensitive to the rise and fall of prices of their particular goods• Trying to diversify
  6. 6. Problem• How to feed a growing population? – Government is trying to help – Hybrid plants: combining different types of the same plant
  7. 7. Social Issues• Education – African children are often needed at home to work – Sending children to school is a huge sacrifice – Schools are overcrowded – Literacy has been spreading since most countries have gained their independence• Health – Health: Lower life expectancy than in America – Insects in the tropical areas carry disease – Working on increased vaccination
  8. 8. The Environment• 2/3 of continent is desert and more is becoming dry, arid land• Deforestation and the loss of fertile soil• Threats of starvation because few crops can grow• New scientific technologies are developing to help this problem
  9. 9. Interview Questions• Mollie – Worked as a teacher• Uganda – East Africa – Had a dictator
  10. 10. Exit Card– EXIT CARD (2 questions)- use book and notes– Why are African nations trying to diversify their economies?– List two challenges African countries face.
  11. 11. Activity– Activity on page 58 Recognizing Bias– Go through readings– Complete “Apply the Skill”

×